I’ve never really believed it when people said you have to “put yourself out there” to get noticed. At least, I didn’t think that would work for me. Wrong!
Last year the Designing Women group had an exhibition. I put in a piece of work called “Leaf Litter”. I’d made it with hand-dyed silk using purple carrots, avocado and pomegranate skins. Two of the DW girls wrote up the exhibition and sent the report off to the editors of Textile magazine (published by ArtWear Publications) along with some images, including an image of Leaf Litter”. This is the first strand in a series of incidents that formed my “luck”.
Then a week ago I posted on Facebook my delight at seeing a piece of mine in Textile! Yes, they had published the report sent by DW and included an image of my piece. Issue No. 117. Second bit of luck.
Finally, somehow the curator of an exhibition (which is opening on Sunday 8 March) saw my post. She contacted me to invite me to have it in the exhibition! Third bit of luck.
So now I have the short term and totally unexpected happiness of having my “Leaf Litter” in the show at the Forest Heritage Centre in Dwellingup!
This is a copy of the invitation. Click to see it.