Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Even the Best Intentions Go Awry

Except for Physical Torture (aka Therapy), about all I have accomplished since the last post is to teach Gracie how to relax:

Gracie's front legs are spread wide while I pet her face and ears, her rear legs are warming my wrist in thanks for the tummy rub, and her purr is constant. If you click to display the larger version of the image, you might possibly hear the sound of a happy cat.

The temperatures at night have been cold, and I indulge in a thick grey fleece blanket. The folded cloth on top of that is what DH calls a cat gasket, whose purpose is to stop cat hair from clinging to the fleece (or anything else Gracie touches).

The problem is, now that I'm ready to get back to weaving, her expectations for personal service from the staff (me) have been set at an unrealistic level, and now I am scowled at if no lap is available on demand.

P.S. As it happens, the award I mentioned in the previous post was a People's Choice award. Seems the Paso Robles Art Association still has doubts about weaving. The new jurying system is based on fitting into one of these categories: 3D (sculpture, mixed media, glass, ceramics, etc.), 2D traditional painting/drawing/printing media (applied by hand to a canvas or paper surface), or 2D digital media such as digital photography and digital art that is created a computer.

Where does weaving fit? Either 3D or Digital, according to the current PRAA board. Any thoughts? If so, you can leave a comment here, or email me: sandra at 3springshandworks dot com

1 comment:

Sandra Rude said...

Here are my thoughts on the subject:

1. Instead of three categories, pare it down to two, 3D and 2D. That would divide art by whether it is displayed on a horizontal surface or a vertical one. That would anger the painters, who have only recently admitted photography can be art; and the photographers, who have fought a long battle to be recocgnized as artists.

2. Stop caring about medium and about how the work was designed and executed. Is the composition, use of color, and visual and emotional impact not more important than what sort of paint you applied to what type of surface using what brand of brush?