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Let me compare painting to sewing. I enjoy both activities. I’ve sewed on production lines and to me that’s neither art or craft, only a job and not fun.  Sometimes  I sew clothes.  I’m following someone else’s instructions but I still have to make a lot of creative decisions, which pattern would work best, which fabrics, for starters. When I paint I’m following the steps I learned in art school. A lot of sewing projects don’t work out and a lot of paintings don’t either.

 

Sewing can be frustrating, but the more skill you get by practicing the more creative you can get because you know what didn’t work before, just like painting.

 

It’s all just hand work. When I paint, is my mind in a special place? Yes, it’s in the zone. Sewing can also make you forget the world for a little while. Compare the brainwaves. Is there a big difference? When I paint do I suddenly get enlightened? It’s the thing about using your hands and eyes at the same time to make something. It’s not that painting is on some much higher level of the mind. They’re so close I can’t tell the difference.

 

Good teachers make a lot of difference. With painting or sewing. They start you on a certain path then you have to spend years working on your own.

 

If you have enough dexterity to sew you can paint but taking a class can help. It’s not something you’re born with. No one is born knowing how to cut and sew fabrics or how to use a sewing machine and painters have to practice their skills too.

 

I call myself an artist and in the past I called myself a seamstress. It’s not like I rose to a  higher level of being.

 

As always, feel free to opine. I’m not going to fight and you can’t hurt my feelings. I like to hear what others think on this subject.

 

 

meme stolen from #funny

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I’m not one to join a protest mob. I’d have avoided a crowd even before the pandemic but I support the protesters. The govt. ordering businesses to close because of a virus is tyranny. And ordering healthy law abiding people to self quarantine is tyranny. Do you trust the govt.? Can you tolerate your rights to be taken? I’m not afraid of “the rona.”

Just my two cents. Feel free to disagree or opine, as always.

existential meme / stolen from cyanide and happiness

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I’m going out for a long drive today and tomorrow. My daughter’s going along with me to bring my Mom to VA from PA. Then she’s taking Mom home after  xmas and I’m staying home. I did that drive alone for so many years then stopped a few years ago. Now Sarah wants to make the drive and asked me if I want to go along this year, so I’ll drive the first half of it. Traffic will be heavy. Weather ok.

Enjoy your holidays, friends! ttyl

meme #2

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Let’s all mock the art world. This piece of  “art” is probably Dada, which is the anti art. The concept is to be outrageous, to shock or amuse you. Are you shocked or amused? I’m not.

Every idiot involved with this should get audited by the IRS because it looks like a money laundering scheme to me.

I can do trash art too. Stay tuned for “Mashed Potato Venus de Milo”. I’ll be FaMoUs!1