Jenny Hart on Imperfect Reality

“It’s not always easy, if you’ve got a strong idea of what it is that you’d like to create. I think that’s the hardest thing. Nine times out of ten, it doesn’t look like what you expect it to be. You’ve got to decide whether you love that child or not. Can you love the thing that you made, even if it’s not what you had in mind?”

Jenny Hart, quoted in Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery by Leanne Prain

A wonderful question from Jenny Hart, one of my favourite people, and an incredible artist.

Correction: I had initially thought the embroidery pattern in the photo was by Jenny Hart, but I’ve learned that it was actually designed by Kate Bingaman Burt for Sublime Stitching (Jenny’s company).