Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I Feel like I Cheated!



I created a quilt using inchies I from an exchange I did with Fiber Art Bits last summer. Each inchie represents someone in the online fiber art community. I really like how the quilt turned out and that all the inchies are so different. But since I didn't do all the work myself, I feel like I cheated. I am still exploring other ideas, but I have had a lot of false starts and rejected ideas. My drawing skills aren't up to the image in my head and my family hasn't given me more than a few minutes at a time to think. I've already told my husband that this weekend is MINE, so hopefully I'll have time before April 1st!

5 comments:

Brenda said...

Cheating? It seems like a perfect embodiment of the theme to me.

Kristin L said...

I'm with Brenda! If the concept is solid and the technique is appropriate for the concept, AND you are pleased with the result -- then pat yourself on the back and call it done! (But don't give up that weekend for yourself!)

Terry said...

In art there is no "cheating"! Whatever works is fair. And boy, does your idea work!--like Brenda said--the perfect embodiment of the concept.

That's my opinion.

Diane said...

I agree with the others -- using what you have and creating something with it isn't cheating -- it's creativity! You've used components to make something original. Can't wait to see it!

Helen Conway said...

Not cheating at all. It is making art with found objects! There are whole books about that!