Mostly I like what he wrote at the end of the piece:
I had an overwhelming feeling that I had chosen a great and provident profession. I vowed that no matter how corrupted or commercial I was to become as an artist, I would always put the simple love of painting before all.
Yep. The simple love of [insert your art form here]. For me, that's "The simple love of stitching", because it encompasses knitting, embroidery, quilting and a bit of needle-felting.
I'm off to a wedding in Calgary this weekend. Here's my gift for the young couple in question:
|"Love Nest" (C) 2013
for Jen and Julian
I made it simply for the love of stitching -- and the love of them.
Linking to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday -- and off I go!
Have a great weekend!