Here are some pictures of my table runner.
This is the center pattern stitch section. It is one of my favorites.
Warning here! I am about to drag out my soap box!!!!
I am slightly opinionated (Kathie, quit laughing). I could never take an art appreciation class at college. I would fail the class. I cannot find art in just anything. I am offended by people with no talent slopping something on a canvas and calling it art. Creative outlet, maybe. Art, NO! To me art takes talent. If it brings you joy, by all means, go ahead, but I think to call it art is a slap in the face to those who truly are talented artists. Sorry, I know I will get smacked for my opinion, but opinions are like noses and everybody has a different one. Then again, I guess art is in the eye of the beholder and if a painted toilet paper roll glued to a canvas speaks art to you? Well........
I found this quote in the front of my new weaving book and I would like to share it with you.
What art means to me, by C Valentine Kirby
~I feel within an impulse, perhaps that divine impulse which has moved all races-
in all ages and in all climes, to record in-enduring form the emotions that stir within.
~I may model these emotions in clay,-carve them in wood, hew them in stone,-
or forge them in steel. I may weave them in textiles, paint them on canvas or voice
them in song: but whichever I do I must-harken always to the song of the lark and
the melody of the forest and stream and respond to the color of the rose and the-
structure of the lily, so that my creation-may be in accord with God's laws and-
the universal laws of order, perfect fitness and harmony.
~Moreover, I must make my creation good and honest
and true, so that it may be a credit to me and live after I am-dead, revealing to others something of-the pleasure which I found in its making.
~Then will my creation be Art whether I be poet or painter, blacksmith or cobbler, for I shall have labored-honestly and lovingly in the realization of an ideal.
What does art mean to you?