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Sunday, February 26, 2006

From Atchoo!...


I've graduated to cough, splutter, snooze. Fortunately, though, my brain doesn't seem to be overwhelmed by this, which is just as well. So, I started some of the admin work for an exhibition in the summer. As you may remember, I've teamed up with my friends Heather Howes and Helen Hasthorpe to form an exhibiting group, called H2M : Textiles Plus. The plus is there for two reasons. We do things other than textiles (I paint, for example), and so we will be showing Textiles, Plus other disciplines. And we also hope to invite other artists to show with us, thereby making another 'plus'.

Well, you know, there's this longstanding debate about textile art, is it or isn't it fine art, should art quilters show in fine art shows, etc. But I'm not aware of anyone in textiles actually taking the bit by the horns and showing their work across the spectrum of art activity, and I think that it's time we did. Of course, if you know of lots of people already doing this stuff...I'd love to hear about it. Meantime, we're showing our work at the end of August/beginning of September, in an exhibition titled 'Elementals'. It will be interesting to see what comes out of it.

ps free lutradur worksheet still available...email to lutradur@tiscali.co.uk for your copy.

6 comments:

Julaine said...

Congratulations on H2M !!! It's always great to be a part of something so creative and supportive...

I've enjoyed seeing your work and the processes...

Carol said...

H2M sounds a really interesting concept, look forward to seeing some pictures when the exhibition is up and running, good luck with it

marion said...

Err... you can take the bull by the horns, or the bit between the teeth, but I'm altogether not sure about taking the bit between the horns.

Juliane, I love your work. Thank you and Carol both for the encouraging words.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Marion, I like this photo -what is it of? You take that bull by any bit you can!

marion said...

The piece in the photo is called 'Pulling Myself Together'. As a depressed person, I hear that command a lot, as in, for goodness sake,pull yourself together... It doesn't work, as a philosophy. The piece was made for a QuiltArt challenge, the SoulHole challenge, which is still on the net, I think. Or maybe not

jenclair said...

I really liked this and was going to comment, but when I read your comment at the bottom, I liked the piece even better! What a great title and how well the quilt illustrates the concept! The colors also further the idea of depression, but the gaps are especially telling.