As I still here at my desk in St. Louis, I never know where I’m going to get my next freelance assignment. So I was pleased to get a call from Quilters Newsletter, a Denver-based publication that celebrates the art of quilting. I got to write for them a few years ago, and this time I was asked to profile Mary Kay Price, an award-winning artist who has created some really remarkable work. (It’s featured in the 2014 Feb/March issue.)
Her journey to the top of the quilting world is fascinating, and her work inspiring (here is just one piece, called “Portlandia,” and please google more of her work). But her passion for her work is what I most admired about her — in fact it was infectious.
Whether I’m doing an article for a quilting magazine, or a technical magazine, or even a consumer magazine, I always find the passion. It’s with that passion I tell the story that needs to be told. It’s in capturing that vibrancy of an interesting life that makes an article come to life, and one I’m able to do, even if I’m not an expert in the subject at hand. Because in the end, it’s always just about telling the story, and telling it in a manner that sticks with the reader long after the final sentence has been read.