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The important things in life.

Its early Photomorning and the best time to catch the family at home so I’ve been on the computer for a while already.

I have the slippers on that Mum sent me once, (not to be seen in public but great for travel) and they are a comfort away from home.


Messages about ‘Quilter versus Artist’ from another group on the internet reminds me of all the things I think of and value as an artist.

I imagine you all feel a similar way, but when I am in a situation with people who ask what I ‘do’ or even  long term friends who consider my life frivolous and can’t understand my passion for art, photography, quilting….  that’s when I draw on my inner sanctum and  and retrieve my consideration for those who ask the question.

I saw this statement recently.

“I relate to everything—history, photography, and even my own emotions and creativity—through my expression of art. It just feels like a natural part of me, and is the language that I want to speak in and communicate with.”

But it’s not understood by all and…….. am I concerned?….. not really.

There are more important things in life really.

I’m proud to be a ‘Quilter’ if someone thinks I sit home and sew patches or make tissue box covers and my life is an extended hobby. That’s OK too.

I know who I am and I am very comfortable in my skin I don’t feel the need to make others understand.



  1. Knowing your amazing talent, it would feel like asking Van Gogh does he finger paint, or Mozart does he listen to music? I’m so glad you don’t feel a need to explain your creative life. Your work shows it all.


  2. Lynn Spillane says

    Well said. Pam. I feel exactly the same,and I accept the fact that not everyone understands the need to be creatively productive


  3. Amen! I used to let my younger sister’s comment “I wish I could have to playful world you have” bother me. I no longer do because what I do is important to me to those that I share with, nothing else matters when it comes to my artful, playful ways that I sometimes make money with, hehe You are totally awesome! Pamie G.


  4. Thanks Ladies…. I felt I needed to vent a little…. I get so cross with the attitude of some. “Quilters versus art and how do we explain it!!!!” It is a minor issue when there is so much we need to do to make our world a calmer and safer place.


  5. Hey, I know this might sound a little naive but is a quilter somebody who makes rugs? I am from the UK and unsure, I came across your blog, I too make carpets, but I am unsure whether this is the workings of a quilter?


  6. I have always loved expressing myself through the use of arts and my broad imagination. People sometimes say that I am different and it actually makes me happy for being different means being unique. And being unique makes your masterpiece memorable.


  7. Important things in life only can be determined and defined by the person walking through its own life.
    Why to be concerned?
    I love to read your thoughts and ideas. Thanks for sharing.


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