Creative People Need Hope… and Each Other

Hue Bliss: Color & Art notes by Karen Gillis Taylor

Color Study as a nine patch quilt, KG Taylor Color Study in Photoshop, paint textures as a nine patch quilt, KG Taylor

Quilt makers have long known what some of  we artists are learning sporadically through the years: sharing our work in person may provide a very large golden key to thriving in life. The quilting bee may be a thing of the past, but quilters have replaced it with a multitude of guild meetings, retreats and even cruise trips together. I know because I taught an art quilt/color class on a McCall’s Quilting cruise to the Caribbean a couple of years ago. The community spirit was infectious and impressive. There is now a whole new wave of young modern quilt makers following in the older quilter’s footsteps.

Painters, freelance illustrators and other designers primarily work in solitude, myself included. I can go for days without even having a social conversation beyond chatting with the lady at…

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