Friday, December 09, 2005
Small works, fibreart cards, fabric postcards? I never know what to call these. Someone on the Artful Quilters ring has started a discussion about whether these are worth doing or not. I don't feel strongly one way or another as they were fun to do and I found the exercise of coming up with a design within the 6 x 4 inch format was very interesting. The designs got simplified as I went along (the latest are at the top) and the speed with which I could do them encouraged me as I am normally very slow to produce any finished work. Better to do these than nothing at all I think!
I read a lot of blogs and I'm on a few quilt chat groups including the QuiltArt list. As I'm reading about one controversial topic after another, I'm coming to the opinion that all this to-ing and fro-ing is not actually solving much! The debate about what makes an artist is one that has interested me for as long as I can remember. I joined in some of the debates but after the last one I've come to the conclusion that it really doesn't matter. Everyone is different and there are too few words and even fewer labels that fit us so why bother arguing? (Well, that's how I feel this week anyway!) Does size matter when we make these cards? Don't ask me, I don't know! I just know they were fun!