This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. It reflects love, love of something we dream of doing, and desire, desire to do it.
If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" chances are you are.
The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident.
The real artist... is scared to death.
-- Steven Pressfield, from "The War of Art." (quoted this years ago in my blog)
This little Dutch Girl Quilt was given to me (June-2009) by Madene James, here daughter Janice West is sick with cancer. My dearest adopted church mother..... sent a sack of maybe 5 quilts... hand-pieced by her mother. So aged was the fabric, stitches about to melt apart... a little dingy in aging of fabric. Fragile washing. Oversized, any which a way reverse and placement.
I'll have to take the time to resize, redo and make into a completed quilt.