This book came with high recommendations from Amy Meissner, an Alaskan Textile Artist that I follow on social media.
I'm a person who really enjoys my material 'stuff', and I am continuously editing it to keep the best and most interesting objects. Plus, I don't like a cluttered look and feel in my home. The book explains material intelligence and makes sense of sustainability in daily living. It highlights craft as a verb,
not as a noun.
Even though it may be a slow go, I highly recommend the reading.
"Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It's enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, My head is bursting with it." - Claude Monet.
“The inner life has its soft and gentle beauty; an abstract formlessness as well as a subtle charm. I often consider myself as a figure in a foggy painting: faltering lines, insecure distances, and a merging of greys and blacks. An emotion or a mood—a mere wisp of color--is shaded off and made to spread until it becomes one with all that surrounds it.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Passionate Apprentice: The Early Journals, 1897-1909
The AQUA/TERRA SHOW opened at Zoot Gallery Wednesday, August 8, 2018. It was an enjoyable evening--saying hello to new and old friends, and taking in the music, food and scenery. I especially enjoyed sharing the backstories on my art pieces.
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!