I had my first newspaper interview today. Meg Hagerty from the Post Star ,a Glens Falls newspaper, visited the studio. She was most interested in my potholders which someone told her about after seeing them at LARAC. It was lots of fun having a captive audience listen to me talk about my work. I told her how I came up with the idea for the potholders when the quilt weren’t selling as the recession started.
At that time I had the thought that if I saw my quilts but couldn’t afford one I would like to be able to have something small to remind me of them. Something like a card with a quilt image. I thought of the potholder because it was like a functional mini-quilt. I love the idea of having those things we use everyday be beautiful or at least something we would like to look at when using it. Pot holders seemed natural.
A photographer will come next week to take some photos of me working. I hate posing for pictures, so having someone take photos while I work is natural. ( I learned how to ignore being watched while I work in drawing class at art school)
Freida was there for the whole interview. I was afraid she would do a lot of barking (she can be protective) but she sniffed Meg when she first came into the studio then went to her crate .She only growled once when Meg walked past her. Jon suggested I give her a chance to succeed, I guess he was right. Sometimes I’m as protective of her as she is of me.