Monday, April 1, 2013

Creativity Assignment 8: When is a Quilt Not a Quilt

“If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?” Stephen Wright

“It’s all about the process for me now.”  Bruce Willis

Assignment #8 – When is a Quilt Not a Quilt? 

Use “found” or everyday objects to make a quilt. Think outside the box ,but close to home (no shopping). How about objects/materials you recycle? What makes a quilt a quilt? And who defines it? (This time you do!)
Remember to have fun!

Suggested Reading: The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle” by Steven Pressfield (This book uses “she” not “he” which is interesting to read.)

Book's description:
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.

Suggested video watching: “Frida” - The life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Pay attention to how her paintings are used.

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