Saturday, May 27, 2017

Part of the Fun

Karen Schulz stands next to her work at Quilt National. Meeting her again, and seeing this work is part of why I came to the opening -- to hear why and how these works were made, to hear Karen and all the others discuss the process. Nice weekend.


  1. Oh yes!!! The finished products are beautiful, but the JOY is in the process, at least for me. Hearing any artist talk about how and why they do what they LOVE to do is BLISS and so inspiring! Love it!!!!!

  2. Ok, so I'm going to be honest and say I think this looks like something my 3 yr old grandson colored. I just don't get it...

    1. Hi Laura,

      I think that you have a wide felt response to works like that -- you're not alone! I think that feeling abstract work is difficult/meaningful/worthwhile/beautiful (or anything like that -- insert the word here) takes a bit of getting familiar with it. And abstract work is not for everyone. So, it is fine to liken this to very simple and naive work. But you'll have to take my word for it -- it is more difficult to pull off than you think. And this work is very paired down and simplified. But it is a nice counterpoint to others in the show, and did pull my attention. Thanks for voicing what MANY would say!

    2. There are many abstract works that I find stunningly beautiful, including yours. But this one had such random color choices and an awful (in my opinion) design that even really great quilting wouldn't help it out. I feel awful saying these things about someone's work that was juried into such an elite show...