Interesting thought to share …
The book “Steal Like an Artist” is a great and inspiring volume. You can read it in an hour and a half, and should, many times.
Here are a few of artist/author Austin Kleon’s liberating and clarifying concepts:
- “Nobody is born with a style or a voice… We learn by copying.”
- Copy your heroes.
- Copy from more than one source.
- “You don’t want to look like your heroes, you want to see like your heroes.”
In that vein, today I celebrate a cloth face put together in preparation for an upcoming children’s quilting workshop that I’ll be teaching at the Boston Center for the Arts.* This exercise served two purposes. One, it acquainted me with the project on the tactile level – obviously important when teaching. Two, it gave me a chance to express something, so there is less chance I will insert myself into my students’ work…
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