I submitted this piece to the Quilting Arts Illumination challenge. It was not accepted. Rejection is never particularly easy to take. Learning of the rejection was just the start of a particularly unpleasant day. I volunteer to teach art to young men that are incarcerated and that afternoon they were not at their finest. Often there is juvenile behavior, however, I don't let it bother me. I try to concentrate on the positives but that day it just sent me into a tailspin.
I like this piece and had fun creating it so ultimately it doesn't matter that it was rejected.
I am linking to http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.ca/
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.