Look at that! My guardian angel is published in the Winter issue of Quilting Arts. Wow. It's so thrilling and feels like such an honor to know that someone thought it was worthy of putting on that full page and showing both the front and the back.
I'm very excited, to say the least!
Way back in January when I made the angel, when I considered what the "guardian spirit" of my artwork is, the first thing that came to mind was "time." Then I went on a wild goose chase for watch parts and faces. (Not really I wild goose chase, I just went straight to ebay and found more than I could ever want.) Then I read a wonderful quote and decided to include that. The angel just grew from those elements and I mixed in lots of other stuff along the way.
Here's the quote:
In this there is no measuring with time. A year doesn't matter; ten years are nothing. To be an artist means not to compute or count... It will come regardless. But it comes only to those who live as though eternity stretches before them, carefree, silent and endless. Patience is all. Rainer Maria Rilke
I'm not sure I believe this entirely. But I like the idea.
I also included a superfantastic little tile that Sonji sent me. I think it's made from shrinky dink plastic and has the following quote on it: It a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust, "Rememberance of Things Past"
Yes yes, dream all the time. So, what exactly is my dream?