Monday, May 31, 2010

Meme Meme

I want to be perceived as witty, eloquent, and charming. Not trite or behind the curve. I quilt mostly. And mostly for gifts. I am a 30-something who feels lost in the world. Other things I like are wine, reading, and disc golf. As for being list I have gone back to school for a 2nd degree in Sociology with a digital media minor. Digital media, yeah that means I will probably have to do some posting and the like. The choice of degree and minor this time follows the same theory of last time. Art, my 1st BA, was harder for me to do than Math. 

See if it Sticks

So, I hate, and I mean really HATE blogging/posting. I would much rather have a good old fashioned conversation. The whole concept of throwing spaghetti against the wall to see if it sticks is not appealing in the slightest. And thats what this feels like. Alas, I will try to do this. Things like coming up with a name for the blog has got me completely stumped. Theres all these things I want it to be and yet I feel I fall very flat on it. My hope is to post something here once a month. My ambition is to post frequently, eloquently, witty and with everything spelled correctly. Oh wait, theres spell check for that.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sharing and mutants

I have a hard time remembering to share my work on the internet. My first step was to post completed quilts to my facebook page. I may start posting about the process, thanks Rossie & Modify Tradition.

A wee bit o'background: I have been quilting for about 5 years now. And I may create 5 quilts a year. Almost all of them are gifts. I am still learning the processes and I keep trying to make a better quilt. By that I mean, try with each quilt to make all of the corners line up exactly. My favorite part of the whole process is the creating of the quilt top, from choosing fabrics and the design to the cutting and sewing of the top. Well maybe not so much the cutting, if I ask really nicely my loving husband will grudgingly cut the pieces.
I love quilting and art. Yet over the years I have had a horrible time trying to verbalize and categorize my work. This is a super cool and lovely explanation of what my work is: We all have moments where we feel we are mutants. So I say embrace it and pass it along. Yet to embrace the mutant you have to know where you come from in order to pass it along. There are a few things in the article that I don't agree with.

As I grow as a quilter things get easier and as they become easy there forms an opening for more complex techniques. Not everything has to be super complex. There is a simplicity in the big blocks and Turning Twenty designs. My current piece is based on a technique that has been around for many centuries. No it's not "modern" yet the image is not traditional for the technique. I find it humorous that both the image and technique individually are many centuries old, yet somehow the combining of the two feels modern.

I feel the need to share this in many places. So, raise a glass to my first attempt to officially start blogging about my work. Ack! I am so scared...