Remember, a few months ago I mentioned painting an Angel for a friend at the library who was retiring? I never got a picture of said angel. It just so happened that SJ didn't like the rustic frame my husband made for the Angel and she returned the painting this week so we could remove the frame. I showed the Angel to the two art quilt ladies who visited yesterday. "A" did NOT like the "brown stuff" painted around the angel. Well. The angel has a drifty, misty look and I think that is how angels should look. The "brown" bits are parts of her wings, wrapped around her. Anyone else what to critique?
This little group of art quilters have been supportive to my work --in the past. One of them "B", the one who likes to try anything---liked the painted fabric. The other, "A" asked "do you plan to show us all of these?"---clearly not even wanting to have seen what I had already shown. "A" also has no fondness for "blogs". The quote marks don't do justice to the tone of her voice when she says "blogs". EEEw!
After all the cleaning and prep work I had done preparing for their visit--I was rather depressed when they left. Not the leaving. That they had been here. "A" made my interest in the blogs seem ridiculous and a waste of time. "A" even suggested that all my recent work had been made specifically to "feed" the blog. That really made me feel terrible.
"A" had recreated my mother's way of putting me down and demeaning everything I did as a child and young adult. No wonder I was depressed.
Today I plan on working on my Macaroni Dish quilt. I want to paint a large elbow macaroni and then cut it out and applique it *hovering* over the bowl on the quilt. Do some seed stitches along the edge. Can you just see "A"'s face when I described this?