My motto for my art career is make time, create your best work, and share with the world. If you’ve been hanging with me for a while or reading my newsletters, I’m sure you’ve heard me say this more than once. I say it because I believe in it. I believe this is the best path to creating your best work and fulfilling your creative potential.
Many people can handle the first two parts of my motto: make time and create your best work. The last part of this motto, that is sharing your work with the world is the part that people struggle with. Yes. It can be challenging, I must admit.
It’s challenging to share your work
It’s challenging because sharing your work involves a level of vulnerability that most people are initially not comfortable with. I wasn’t comfortable with doing that when I started out. Yet, it’s very important to show your work if you want to take your work to a professional level. What happens though is that, just like with any other thing in life, the more you practice sharing your work, the more comfortable you become. The counter-intuitive thing that happens is that sharing your work actually builds your self confidence. Also, it opens so many doors of opportunity for you that you wouldn’t be able to get if no one knew about your work.
It’s rewarding to share your work
So, knowing all the benefits that come with sharing your art with the world, I’m a strong advocate for artists to share their works. Because, sharing your work not only brings joy to your viewers, it changes your own perception about your work and your self-confidence.
That’s why when I was invited by Curated Quilts to be one of their “expert” speakers on their series of virtual panel discussions titled “About Quilt Shows”, I agreed.
Curated Quilts Journal is a quarterly quilt publication that features artists in the modern quilt community. Their goal is to share inspiration and information for the creative journeys of modern quilters.
Curated Questions is their second iteration of this panel style event. On the panel, I’m glad to be in the company of some amazing creatives with a wide range of experiences sharing their works with the world. It’s a five part series.
Below is the schedule for the event by Curated Quilts:
Curated Quilts Questions Schedule
- March 14, Quilt Shows Overview: Carolina Oneto, Clara Nartey, Stephanie Ruyle
- March 21, Best Practices for Submitting/Prepping/Shipping: Cassandra Beaver, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Bill Reker
- March 28, How to Organize Your Own Local Show:Melissa Everett, Jennifer Fons, Dianne Semark
- April 4, Judging Quilt Shows: Sarah Bond, Cindy Erickson, Teresa Duryea Wong
- April 11, Jurying Quilt Shows: Amanda Hines Bernay, Sheila Frampton Cooper, Ann Johnston
As you can see, I’ll be speaking on March 14 as part of the first panel discussion.
Curated Quilts is currently offering a ticket bundle that includes admission to all five chats.
Valued at $85, early bird pricing of just $47 is available through Feb. 13.
After launch week, the price goes up to $65.
Tickets for individual chats will be available beginning March 1 and will cost $17 each.
If you’re at all curious or interested in learning more about getting your work into shows, then use my affiliate link to get 10% OFF your tickets for this virtual event. This is a special code for my peeps only.
Hope you can join us. It’s going to be informative.