Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Santa Fe was No Go

I just heard back from Pat, who said that Santa Fe was no go. The Galley owner commented that my weaving is not edgy enough, and I'm strangely at peace with that. In fact, that very point was a concern of mine while I was preparing the set; my stuff looks too ordinary and sedate compared to the stuff on their web site. The last week I was preparing, I was even hoping the gallery posted only the more avant garde stuff on their website and had a bunch of other stuff elsewhere in the shop.

Which makes me think about that art vs craft thing again, and what I really want to make is craft. But I had more pressing matters to think yesterday, about brain and the universe and ego.

14 comments:

  1. You did it Meg! You walked thru a door into the next room. Now you can define the room, color the walls, decorate the end table and place the doors. Have a cupa tea and settle in for a spell, until you open the next door....

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  2. Thanks, Lynne, but the last two days have been filled with aspirin and hot ginger/honey drinks! More on this soon-ish.

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  3. "Not edgy", though, Lynne, means, to me, boring, and that I feel I need to remedy, eh.

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  4. I cannot judge whether or not your work is boring, dull, or whatever you want to call it, but you apparently feel it is in which case you are right, you need to work on this. Perhaps that was the gift to you for submitting your work (brave woman, you were!). You got feedback and you know how to translate it into your terms. Even if you always knew/suspected your work was "boring," this feedback pushed the issue. You now have your next challenge to deal with! I will watch with great interest because that is one of thechallenges I am always wrestling with.

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  5. Peg, I really really like "pretty", but I think that's very darn near "boring" and I haven't found a way to separate, or reconcile, these.

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  6. And because I have such a phobia of working with colors, I tend to fall back on "safe", too. I think this is the nudge I needed for a long time, and finally a chance to use a bit of what I learned from the Great Randini.

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  7. Yup, you go got the gift of a nudge. Now use it. Or, more accurately, start figuring out how to use it!

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  8. Yeah, either that, or a poke on the rib. I think it's cold medicine time for me.

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  9. Oh Meggles.
    Peg is right. The door is open for YOUR interpretation.
    You define pretty.
    You define art.
    You define craft.
    You define colour.
    You define boring.

    Go girl...its all for you to define.
    Who realy cares what the outsides say?
    FABULOUS! isn't it?!

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  10. oh and by the way...have you been to Santa Fe?
    Talk about boring!
    YAWN.

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  11. oh Meg. I'm sorry! The other girls have said it all better. big hugs.

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  12. I know I've been to somewhere in New Mexico in 1960-61-ish, but I don't remember and even if I did, I doubt that'd help, Lynne. LOL!!!

    Taueret, thanks! I love hugs! In retrospect, however, I think I knew this was no go at the stage I handed everything over to Pat. Can't be that easy, y'know.

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  13. Santa Fe is wonderful. That is where I first saw Michael Rohde's tapestries, very simple, very imposing. Here is a link to his website http://www.michaelrohde.com/index.html But you really have to see them in person.

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  14. You're right, Peg, they have to be seen in person, particularly because I'm not a tapestry fan as a general rule.

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