A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
What fun! I got to see some of Beth's wonderful quilts in person, laugh at her jokes, eat while she talked, compare quilting notes, and play the "Who Do You Know That I know" game. She and I have a lot in common I think. We both started out as traditional quilters who got bored. We both try not to laugh (cringe, hide, feel like we are stretching the truth) when we call ourselves "Artists." We are both working at identifying our voices; with the help of other artists we are getting an idea. In fact we discussed that quite a bit.
Beth is taking a class with Jane Dunnewold. Jane pointed out to Beth that she not only had a style but she had already produced a series of three quilts. Beth was stunned. She didn't know that she had either. I didn't know I had a style until I started playing with FIVE and they told me what it was. Why is it that we can't see our own progress and recognize our own work?
I wish this paragraph had the answer to that question but the bottom line is that I don't know. I know that it is true for Beth and me. How about for you?