I’ve known about this for a few months and yet have not been able to find the words to blog about it. Even after analyzing my thoughts and feelings, I’m still not sure why the reluctance. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me because I am so happy to sincerely encourage and celebrate the successes of others.
Publicity is just not something I aspire to though. While more than happy to be open about myself and my creativity, I’m not wowed by rewards or numbers or followers. What is very meaningful to me however is genuine connections with like-minded individuals; be it on an artistic, intellectual or emotional level.
When Australian Quilter’s Companion approached me a year ago asking if I would design a quilt representing me that could be featured in their magazine; I agreed, not because “it will increase your public profile” as they put it; but because I’m happy to share with others. I made this one small because at the time we were moving house.
So in a roundabout way (which I’m trying not to feel uncomfortable about) I’m telling you that I’m featured in this month’s edition of Australian Quilter’s Companion. There is a full profile on myself as a quilter and the pattern instructions for my quilt ‘A Long Summer’ which I can now photograph in full on this blog.
Marketing is such a scary thing for me but I'm guessing the tax man will be pleased that I have at last done some advertising for my small, at home business Squiltz.