I'm on my way to the Art Quilts Maine meeting. I'll report and post pictures when I return.
In the mean time, I came across this quote. Since Gabrielle started the discussion about inspiration and many others have made note of wonderful quotes, I thought I'd add mine.
It's from The Sound of Paper by Julia Cameron. Of course, you know Cameron is the author of The Artist's Way. I have not read TAW, but I know lots of artists swear it changed their lives. The Sound of Paper, does not seem to be living up to Cameron's reputation. But, since I'm reading and discussing it with a group of online friends, I'm obligated (and delighted in some ways) to keep reading.
I think this quote is a bit more about self confidence than inspiration, but they are tied together in many ways. No?
"When we feel we are at zero, we are never at zero. We are at the point of connection, the tiny vanishing point of consciousness where the "I" is born. We are, perhaps, the tiny dot on the "i" before we capitalize it and make something of ourselves."