Today I talk to Sarah Atlee, a professional artist who specialises in custom-made quilts. However Sarah didn't always quilt, she pivoted away from being a professional painter and followed her heart.
We talk about the pull and push of wanting to try something different but identifying as what you do for a living and feeling unable to move away from that (Ie "I am a teacher and I trained for this, therefore I can't pivot be an XYZ").
Having been a seamstress myself, we talk about how bespoke work is often undervalued. We also touch on charging appropriately for your services.
And for anyone with a chronic illness - We talk about how we work with our illnesses, not against them.
Sarah is now taking commissions for custom-made quilts : https://www.sarahatlee.com/commissions
Visit Sarah's website : https://www.sarahatlee.com/
Connect with her on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sarahatlee/
More about Sarah Atlee:
After 20 years as a professional painter, Sarah Atlee pivoted to focus on quilting as her primary art form. Atlee is known for her colorful and geometric compositions, rich with energy and free-form texture. Using improvisational patchwork and reclaimed textiles, Atlee creates mindful, joyful quilts that are at home on both art gallery walls and your cozy couch.
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