24 June 2011

Hermmm....

So, my really rather new laptop needs serious tech support and I'm not going to be able to get that done for a few weeks because I'm going to be camping in Canada then sashaying around Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City and then various parts of Maine.

I have other gadgets with me that will let me read blogs and look at flickr, but as far as me posting anything?  I think that's not going to happen until I've reached Burlington Vermont, where I'm staying for a bit.  Basically, July 15th at the earliest.  Sad.

Oh well, hopefully when I come back, I'll have photos of moose.  I'm dying to see one in person.

And maybe I'll have some more cathedral windows.
april-09

Good ol' hand-sewing project!

as far as I got

In the meantime, if you need something to chew on, chew on this:
"My father’s an artist and I remember talking to him about wanting to be an artist and saying to him if I can do art that changes people over time, shows them something for a second or a minute, changes their mind about something, that would be really worthwhile."  --Phil Toledano  via The 99 Percent.


I don't like the distinction that craft produces "useful" objects and art produces "not useful"and I love this sentiment about the use of art...to change people, to show them something, to open them up and get them thinking.

6 comments:

  1. love your cathedral windows!
    At art academy one of my teacher's liked to say 'art is like the sand in your swimsuit it needs to chafe a little'

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  2. An excellent place to see moose in Maine is just outside the town of Rangeley. The moose feed in the bog in the early morning & at dusk. Just ask a the local diner...Fabulous moose & you can (but shouldn't) get fairly close to them. Enjoy you holiday!

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful leg of your trip. Have fun with the cathedral windows!

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  4. Have a great time! Too bad TO is so far away...

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  5. oh I love cathedrals! What fabric is that sketchy lined one? I've never seen it before and I really have the desire to color it with sharpies! :) Have a great trip!

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  6. I love that quote!! It's kind of exciting. :) (I actually ended up blogging about it here: from blank pages... And I love your fabric that you are using. I can't wait to see how they turn out! :) Thanks!

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