Dear Material Mavens,
Today I am revealing the theme for our next two months. After visiting a beautiful website where people made quilts referring to famous paintings, I thought I would choose ART as our theme. Next I thought I would choose EDGY since I think we may want to do work that is on the cutting edge of Art Quilting or Art. It would also provoke more experimentation and thinking about what creates art but after today’s reveal I see members are already experimenting wildly. I thought of an art element, CONTRAST which would bring up two sides of things. I almost forgot to mention RISK.
However, I remember in my other art quilt group as we were choosing all of our themes at the first meeting, I drew first naming:
“Linda, I see you are to choose the topic for July,” said the leader.
“Oh! That is my birthday month!”
“OK...Let’s have ‘Birthdays’ be the theme,” responded the group.
I said, “How about BEGINNINGS.”
Thus, BEGINNINGS it was; and it proved a very fruitful theme. Perhaps I like to choose something on the spur of the momentas I am doing today, for this can be surprisingly rewarding.
This very week, I had a surprise visit to the ER. I am thus choosing SURPRISE as our topic or THEME. I once had a painting teacher who said, “Amaze me!” Let us go forth to amaze or surprise ourselves and our audience, perhaps with the unexpected in its variety of manifestations.