Beth Markel

Where does art fit in the world?

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Beth Markel

Sometimes as an artist, it’s hard to get my head around what happens in the world.  The bombing in Manchester, England last week is such an event – one that causes me to pause, pray for the victims, and victim’s families.  Thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the targeted destruction of young lives.  Not just young people were affected, but those who were accompanying young family members to a fun night out at a concert were also lost.  Thinking of loss in my own life, and how grief is not something you “get over” but something you learn to live with, my thoughts and prayers will continue for the families affected last week in Manchester, England.

As many of you know, I’ve been on this journey for a couple of months now, of taking a dozen “orphan” blocks and turning them into something that has become a catalyst for dealing with my sister’s death.  It didn’t start out that way, as I thought I would turn these blocks into a crib quilt, have it quilted, and have another one to sell.  Once I started putting them together, however, they reminded me more and more of the conversations my sister Barb and I had, and the colors were an exact match for an outfit she had that just screamed her personality.

Here is an update, as the work continues to expand…

May 26 Barb's Quilted

May 26 Barb’s Quilted

Do something kind today.





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