gifting


erin's quilt Originally uploaded by dressform.

getting a box in the mail with the above contents sure makes a girl giggle with glee! i am such a fan of quilts (as is kim {who has a quilt along going} and amy {who has quilt inspiration mondays})but i can't quite get it together to make one myself. i drool over the Gee's Bend quilts..... the above amazing piece of work has come from the desert. it is in trade for a website for the maker's sister. aren't trades the best? somehow i wish we could all just return to the days of i have something you want/need - you have something i want/need - let's make a deal. it's so much more pleasant than money! the other 1/2 of the quilt is just as lovely (sorry for not showing it). i love how the little random bits of red float around in a sea of multiple greens.....

i am typing in the attempt not to hover over my students. they are diligently working on their black and white still life projects.... it is funny to think of the art studio as chem lab.... experiments abound! in this lab, though there are no real scientific formulas or methods... in a sense you are thrown in the water and you figure out if you like sinking, swimming, floating or treading water. all are acceptable means and approaches it's really up to you! (how different i suppose than a math class where there is a right answer.)

from my scheme the other day about a daily candy for artists, the countess suggests a space where many different people could post complete works. so that in essence they could become a quilt of art making. non-hierarchical - ever changing - commentable - or not! i like this idea. i wonder, though, if someone did, say - even a weekly "go look at this artist thing" (with a way snappier title, of course!) who would subscribe? would it effect purchasing? would it be wise for the artist to have t-shirt priced multiples for sale at the time of their "debut" on such a site?? art for the masses that isn't a postcard? (or maybe unique postcards?? ahhh!!) it's funny how like-minded folk gather together and then trust another entity to help them find what fits their taste. i mean, after all, the internet is so vast and wide and tentaclely. how DO we find what we like - jumping from link to link and then they start to overlap..... oh too much for my head!

must go back to see how the still lives are progressing!

Comments

two trees said…
Like minds ramble alike I think. Best part of reading your post today (upon arriving I was sure it would be the beautiful quilt)was reading the word "tentaclely" what a superb word...
wendy said…
I love that you are always thinking and questioning. Trying to find you place and voice. I think that a daily candy for artists would be awesome, (something that you want to add to your super full plate!!!!!). Really though, I think if your in, I'm in.

That quilt is a beauty and trade is marvelous!

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