I took my Sugar and Spice girls and Snips and Snail boys and made a quilt of childhood activities through the year. I thought I might make it into a book, but alas I was rejected. I’m okay with it. Since starting my pattern company five years ago, I have had my share of rejection. Fortunately I have also had success.
I listened to a program on NPR once on whether you should encourage your child to be an artist because there is so much rejection. I say yes. I find so much fulfillment in creating. My mother is an artist and has encouraged all her children to create. As you know my sister Julie designs fabric for Moda and my sister Becky is a photographer. I am so thankful for my mothers encouragement. A little rejection now and then is a small price to pay for the joy I find. What are your thoughts?