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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Apology to Mary

First, I need to grovel and apologize to Mary.  Mary is the artist who created the fabulous triptych depicting wind generators that I featured in my post labeled "My motif has been stolen."   She is rightfully  proud of her work and contacted me about my post. She is concerned that I claimed she stole anything.

Let me be clear.  I was making a very bad joke.   As I explained in an earlier post, I had seen a wind farm for the first time just a week or so before.   After some investigation I think it was the largest wind farm in NY with 195 wind generators.  It was absolutely astounding. And I happened to see it on my way home from a workshop with Nancy Crow on motifs.  So I took pictures and have started drawing sketches.

When I saw Mary's quilt of wind generators I was delighted at how beautiful it was and decided I was on the right track of creating a series using motifs of wind generators.  Would mine be like Mary's?  Absolutely not!  I don't do the realistic art quilt thing.  Do I expect the rest of the world to not create anything--quilts, statues, drawing, paintings, carvings, etc--having to do with wind generators?  Uh, I don't think so.  If I have another idea for a motif and find out that someone else months and years before I even had the idea created something using the same idea, will I joke that they "stole" my idea.  NO WAY.  I may be thick but I try not to make the same bad joke twice.


  1. Thank you for clearing this up...I am slow when I am tired and I am tired tonight. Happy Turkey Day! Peace, Mary Helen

  2. Thank you for the apology and explanation. I have always felt that most fiber artists/quilters are generous, thoughtful and caring people. You have confirmed my belief. Happy holidays!


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