I completed a second year with the 12 x 12 Challenge at the Textile Dream Studio in Berkeley. Here a group of women, working in various media, met monthly to further our development as artists with discussions related to our creative practice and art shares related to our progress working in the 12” x 12” format.
Our last meeting was a bittersweet celebration of what we accomplished over the past year. We shared our 12 best pieces and reflected on what the experience meant to each of us. Many said the group helped them get unstuck, to experiment with new ideas, to work looser, to be less perfectionistic, and to keep going when life gets too crazy. It was inspiring to witness the creativity, inventiveness, and strength in this amazing group.
We’re showing our work at Bay Quilts in Richmond from February 1 – 27, 2019.
Here is a sampling of work shared at our final meeting on December 1st: