Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Well.....the first two are me....shameless!!!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
It was the best I could do. I've spent a lot of time over the last few days thinking about Rauschenberg and his influence, and his incredibly prolific creative life. He recently (well 1999 to 2000 I think) had a show at Mass MoCA out in North Adams, which was incredible. Called the 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong piece, it filled the entire huge gallery. When I think I'm too tired, too hungry, too whatever, to go to the studio, I should remember Rauschenberg and how he was so dedicated to his creative life. A good friend of mine once said "I bet Brittany Spears didn't create her empire sitting on the couch watching sitcoms and thinking about what she should do." Ok, so Brittany is hard to take right now, but still, she is an icon and has and empire created by her talent. So it's no rest for the weary...and I perservere and pay the mortgage one set of pot holders at a time.
<-----------------the latest set. I like these. I've always thought of sewing as an alternate art form. It IS an art form. Just take a look at some of the magnificent art quilts that are being created these days.
I have a studio as well, which I try to spend as much time in as possible and work on my painting. It's been an uphill climb, but so completely worth it, that the months without sales really don't matter. When you identify so completely with creating and being an artist, it's just what you do.---------------->
the studio just before Open Studios last June, 2007. Open Studios this year June 7 & 8, 2008! Come and see me!
Monday, May 12, 2008
I want to talk about art. Art in a really broad sense, however. Not just...."look at the pretty picture over there....that's cool" kind of talk about art. But the nitty gritty stuff that goes on when you make art, whether it's a painting or knitting a pot holder, it's art. Whether you work from a professional studio or from your basement with no windows. Whatever you "make" is art.
Well, at least as far as I'm concerned. Visit my Etsy shop www.btaylorquilts.etsy.com where I post sewing projects to support my art life!