Saturday, January 13, 2007

This little art quilt book is almost 5 inches square and has 144 individually decorated pages. It was difficult to say "decorated" because when I was in art classes in college in the '70s it was forbiden to decorate anything. Stark, large, abstract, and shocking were de rigueur. That is why I was more at home in weaving and jewelry making though even there I went out of my way to be original and avoided merely functional and tranditional craftsmanship! I am not technically an "outsider" artist but have always felt like an outsider! Even when I hope for exceptance, as an artist I must please myself first.

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