Monday, January 4, 2016

The New Year

And did you ever note how knowledge holds up flow? What we know how to do and have come to 
depend upon can, in an innocent wander, turn adventure to boredom. Sure, professionalism requires professional knowledge: order, theory, technique, facility. The miracle is that knowledge 
gives its best confidence when  kept quietly in a secondary pocket. 
Only then comes the undisputed magic of letting go.
-Robert Genn

The above quote is a post from The Painters Keys by the late Robert Genn.  Many inspiring newsletters can be found there, now run by Sara Genn who took over the site after her father's passing.  What do you think of this one?

I hope your holidays were good ones.  Mine were and now I am quite happy to be in the solitude of the new year.  I did manage to see a wonderful exhibit Paperworks at the Craft and Folk Art Museum just before it closed on January 3rd.  Some inventive pieces.  A few photos from what I found interesting...

Woven paper constructions by Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia

Sculptural "Red" by Echiko Ohira

Reading one of my holiday gifts-  "In the Footsteps of Sheep: Tales of a Journey Through Scotland, Walking, Spinning, and Knitting Socks" by Debbie Zawinski.  Great stories shared from her tour through the Scottish countryside gathering bits of dropped (mostly) fleece from the local sheep who graze on the hills and valleys, all to knit socks of Scotland.  Thanks to Rebecca Mezoff, tapestry artist and teacher, for the referral to this book.

The year begins.... where will it take us?


1 comment:

  1. I saw that exhibit, too. Amazing! I was thoroughly inspired by Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia's art. I made two small painted woven pieces.


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