Jasper John once said this about making art, ” Do something, do something to that, then do something to that.” Creating art work requires a whole lot of doing “something” that is hard for me to describe.
I’ve tried to document how I go about designing an improvised piece, even taking step by step photos like these. But the documentation gets in the way.
It’s like having and extra foot while dancing the rumba. Uncomfortable and awkward. So in summation here’s how I design my art work: I ” Do something, do something to that, then do something to that.” I suggest you try it too with a little dance music in the background.
Birdhouse in the Country by Laura Wasilowski
Many of you snowbirds are ready to leave for warmer climates like Chicago. Ha! I’m pulling your leg. I know you really want to go to southern Wisconsin. Well here’s what you do if you do fly the coop. Take along a quilt pattern to entertain yourself while you try to keep warm. You can find some of my patterns here. And if you buy one of those patterns this December, I’ll send you this free pattern, a PDF of the Birdhouse in the Country. See you in sunny Chicago!
Join me and Virginia Spiegel in fighting cancer. Virginia manages Fiberart For A Cause which donates the funds to the American Cancer Society. The 5K fundraiser kick off is January 15 and our goal is $5000 to add to the more than $230,000 already donated to the ACS.
(Don’t worry, I won’t be actually running in the 5K race. We don’t want to cause another earthquake in Illinois.)
If you donate you can win prizes! Here’s what I’m donating, hand-dyed thread and fabric Look here for more prizes. Here’s is what I am donating. Please join me in donating to fight cancer.