AQ # 29: Pink Cadillac


A Dream

In my earlier days I dabbled in the Mary Kay Cosmetics arena. I had big hopes of becoming a successful salesperson. Unfortunately my attempts at home sales fell way short of my goal. Even though my efforts didn’t net me the mega dollars I dreamed of earning, I had fun meeting new and interesting people.

No Possible Way

One of the coveted Mary Kay awards was a pink Cadillac. This pink Cadillac (auto dealers would tell you the color was actually salmon) was a well-known symbol of success. Anyone familiar with the organization knew exactly what it meant. There was absolutely no way I was ever going to receive a pink Cadillac. Even so the image and its associated significance has stuck with me all these years.

You are probably wondering where my reminiscing is headed. Well, hang in there! You will eventually find out.

The Runt

This little guy is the runt of the litter; the tiniest one yet to be declared finished. Art Quilt # 29 is the last in a line of seven mini improv art quilts all of which began with 15 Minutes of Play. Being a cast-off or remnant from the original home-made scrap fabric did not mean its future was bleak. Oh, quite the contrary!

A Little Polish

This small grouping of scraps required very little manipulation. All it took was a little polish here and a few stitches there. Once these minor renovations were complete the tiny quilt reached the “Aha” moment. The point in time when the author, me, declares the process finished.

For Art Quilt # 29 the moment arrived when I saw the fragments of pink fabric. The groupings of woven pink threads triggered my Mary Kay pink Cadillac memories. Obviously the pink scraps and a Cadillac share no resemblance. The only thing they have in common is the color family they belong to and their associated memory.

An Introduction

Art Quilt # 29 won’t bring me financial wealth just as my Mary Kay sales failed to produce. Art Quilt # 29 will, however, bring me joy and that’s what this endeavor is all about. Need I say more!

Art Quilt # 29 needs no further introduction. Let me present Art Quilt # 29: Pink Cadillac.

Art Quilt # 29: Pink Cadillac
Art Quilt # 29: Pink Cadillac

From Scraps, to Fabric, to Art Piece

My quest to process scraps, from fabric, into mini improv art quilts has officially been achieved. Thank you so much for being a faithful follower. Your continued support through your regular visits has meant so much.

Now is not the time to change your ways. Stay connected to watch as each of these seven mini art pieces have their finishing touches applied. As each of those milestones are achieved I will share with you the updates.

If by some strange chance you missed the reveal of the other six quilts you can find links to them below.

Now go out and participate in whatever art form inspires or invigorates you!

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8 thoughts on “AQ # 29: Pink Cadillac

  1. You were a Mary Kay rep! I used to be into wearing Mary Kay but that was long ago. You could have been one of those people who stop you in the store and say “you have beautiful skin” and then break into the sales line, I never see Mary Kay reps anymore.
    The pink scraps are an awesome pop! In art quilting terms they call that “poison” – something that disrupts and adds interest to a quiet piece. Love it!

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  2. Hi Cindy,
    I love that little pop of pink in the midst of all those beautiful teals. Ooh-la-la! I used to just LOVE Mary Kay products. The foundation I used was so nice and light yet great coverage – before all the hubbub of Bare Minerals, et. al. I’m looking forward to seeing where these little masterpieces go . . . I’ll be reading. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. 🙂 I like the way you word your comments! The pink is an unexpected surprise. I’m so glad you will be reading. I don’t think you will be disappointed. Thank you for your visit and for commenting! Have a wonderful day! Hugs

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