Thursday, December 29, 2011

Self Promotion?

I had a weird experience yesterday - I was interviewed by the local paper.  I am going to be featured as the Artist of the Month at the County Office here and I am hoping that it will help to promote crazy quilting locally.  I have taught in Calgary and other places but the classes I have sent proposals in for in my home county have always been cancelled due to lack of registration.  So, I am thinking that if someone does not want to learn crazy quilting, it can only because they have never seen it!  lol  Am I right or am I right?  So, it feels important to me to do what I can to promote our art form here on the local level.  This was my reasoning behind having my work featured as the Artist of the Month and also for the local newspaper article.  But, I have to say that being interviewed feels really weird.  Luckily, it was a charming gentleman who came out to chat with me but the weirdness comes into having to promote yourself in order to promote crazy quilting.  I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling this is odd - probably everyone my age was brought up with the adages of "being seen and not heard" and "modesty is a virtue".  So, blowing your own horn really goes against the grain!  I did it though and I hope the article with peak the interest of some local stitchers who will go and see my exhibit and then decide they want to learn all about crazy quilting.  Cross your fingers!

1 comment:

Barb said...

That is exciting....Congrats!!