Thursday, June 05, 2008


I had real trouble with both April and May concepts. I think it is because they were 'too personal' for me. I'm not introspective in any way - and I don't really have a message in the things I make. But I did notice that May's concept woke up the old 'art versus craft' debate again, so here's a quick response knocked up in PaintShop Pro in the accursed 15 minute project fashion.

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It's definitely a bit of a cheat, but I didn't want to let the month go by without doing SOMETHING!


arlee said...

Succint! YES!!!

Michael said...

Of course it is art :)

I do many things that I used to consider craft, but now I call art. If a creative process went into it then it is art, plain and simple.

I love your work. I might have to learn how to do some of this myself.

Susan said...

Never doubt are certainly an artist and your work shows it. I really envy your abiltiy to draw. Your drawings definitely inform your fiber work. The dolls are simply is the smocking. Congratulations on the birth of a new grandchild. I'll look forward to images of this new family member!
PS Thanks for the comments on my blog too!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am a counterchange smocker. It has been years since I have done it. I have all of Ann Hallays Design plates. What are your favorite designs to use? I am looking for new inspiration. Is the black and white check a counterchange? It looks more like a folded fabric.
Please email me at
Thank you