Art Saves – Curated by Belinda Spiwak

Fellow QA moderator and amazing mixed media artist Belinda Spiwak was asked to be a guest curator for Art Saves over on Jenny Doh’s wonderful site CRESCENDoh.  My post “Aim Small” was picked up and if you are new here because of that, welcome! 
Working smaller has truly saved me from abandoning my art, which would be so terrible in so many ways!!
I hope you all have a great week, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!  More later this week, and more Techniques this weekend for sure!

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Aim Small

Quilted ATC – 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches!

Art Saves, for so many people, and I am certainly one of them.  Most of you know I work full time. Yup, I do!  But at night, I’m an artist. At night, my “other brain” gets to play.  I go to my studio space and it’s total relaxation. I’m no longer stressed, frazzled, or tired. But how many of us quilters try to make huge quilts only to get bogged down by them? That was just as stressful to me as my day job, and not what I wanted out of my hobby.
The “work small” theory SAVED me! I get more done because I’m not constantly trying to make an enormous piece of art.  Instead, I get the visions out of my head and into fabric.  If the work is worth it, the larger quilt will come eventually.  I’m freed up by not having to make a piece that’s bed sized, or even wall sized. I get more done, and more often, which is not what I could say about my work previously! So try working small, and see if it saves you too!  

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