Today, let me share with you a wonderful passage by American dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham. I hope it inspires you, the way it has inspired me.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it …
… It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open …
… You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open…
… No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” - Martha Graham
The finished quilt top post for "A Lot of Look" can be found here.
Some quick quilt facts:
Title: A Lot of Look
Size: 36" x 36"
Quilt Design: Flying Geese
Patch size: 3" x 6"
Quilting: Rainbow variegated thread, straight line quilting by me
Binding: Machine stitched front and back
Front Fabrics: Art Gallery Oval Elements & Moda Simply Color by V and Co. Ombres
Backing Fabrics: Art Gallery Fabrics, Carnaby Street, Lustrous Go-Go London
Label: Fabric label made by me, text written with Sharpie Stained markers
Favourite Part: That it looks exactly like it did in my head.