Keep My Heart from Breaking by Emily Smith


Keep My Heart from Breaking

by Emily Smith

108” X 108”

My artwork stems from the love of creating and the need I have for it in my everyday life. Creating works of art keep my heart from breaking at some of life’s challenges, most especially with this particular piece. During the course of a few particularly tough months, I sewed the pieces of this quilt together in a somewhat unplanned, haphazard manner much like I’ve been trying to do with my heart. In many ways, this piece mirrors the walk I am on in my life to create, love, trust, and follow guidelines while still allowing for creativity and exploration, learning about boundaries, using what supplies I have available, and incorporating a wide variety of ideas and designs into each other.