Thursday, December 28, 2006

Friday Collage - Wk 52





...because art is free.










It has been an interesting year. This is the last Friday Collage of 2006 and although I'm not particularly pleased with the way it turned out - it's done! This piece is a tribute to Wassily Kandinsky and the inspiration for it comes from an oil of his (Composition VIII) as well as a quote attributed to him - "There is no must in art because art is free."

Next year - actually next week I'm starting on a new series of Friday Collage. The first month's theme is Everyday Life. I am so looking forward to getting back to everyday life after the holidays, hopefully that will occur next week as well! I was thinking about what little quilts that might inspire, what are "my" pieces of everyday life: hot shower, finding my reading glasses, an Americano, crossword puzzle, computer-time, studio time, Oregon weather, time with family and friends, puppy dog time, a little reading, cooking, and lazing. Yep, ordinary everyday life is fairly routine and boring. I'm not complaining.

I have seduced some local friends into working on a weekly small quilt. Each one of them has already started to modifying "how" they'll accomplish this weekly challenge. I've told them that I keep in reserve the day that all I can muster is an "X" Friday Collage, but after reading one of Kandinsky's quotes ("Everything starts from a dot.") I've modified it - some day I may just quilt a DOT.

If anyone else out there is considering attempting a weekly quilt, let me know. There are no prizes, no grand show and tells. For me, it's a rather quiet journey of self-discovery and time management.

10 comments:

Sue B said...

This is a much different style than all the previous quilts I've seen you do but I do like it.

I am planning on doing to do an art quilt a week. 8 1/2 x 11 using whatever technique or theme happens to inspire me that week.

StegArt said...

Me too, me too...Sue was telling me about her plan to do a quilt a week and invited me to join her...so I am.

Scrapmaker said...

I've enjoyed seeing your "Friday Collage" art projects, you are inspiring. The idea of a quilt a week is scary, but maybe that's what it takes to grow artistically.
Kandinsky is one of my favorites. Jen

ACey said...

I have enjoyed keeping track of your weekly collages. I would like to commit to something like this except I see how much trouble I'm having with the anthology pages that had *months* worth of time attached to them. Maybe I will tell myself I am only "unofficially" playing along and see how far I get with that attitude.

Debra Spincic said...

define small quilt and I'll see if I can do it and the 12 x 12 x 12--and the rest of my life too!

jenclair said...

Oh, I want to, but I've not been able to commit to anything for the last year. I make a good effort then let things slide.

I love your imagination, Kim. What fascinates me every time I visit is the originality. Your ability to take a theme as inspiration and make it completely your own must be a joy. It has certainly given this observer much pleasure!

quiltnbee said...

I like it! As I said on Jen's blog, I love Kandinsky. This has been such fun seeing what you do each Friday. I do not have the discipline to commit to such a thing...So, how do you do it, do you go into it with a plan each Friday, do you only work on it on that Friday, is it an all day process or do you whip them out at one sitting...details, Kim, I am so interested in the details..=-) Can't wait for the next year of Fridays...

Dianne said...

I love this little quilt! You always amaze me with your different styles of work. I would love to be able to do a quilt a week, but I have enough trouble committing to a journal quilt a month!!!

Joanna van said...

I like this piece. You know it reminds of something directly from a sketch book. It has that "doodle" idea look. It's funny most pieces from a sketch book then become a "finished" look. This has a rawness about it.

Joanna

Joanna van said...

I also wanted to mention that it is really great it is that you are exploring artists and I enjoy reading your exploration in your blog. I really find it inspiring with Wassily how he thought of colors in terms of music. It's interesting to see when art combines the senses. For instance, the sound of a trumpet was orange, blue cello, red a tuba..etc. I have this wonderful book called "The Sound of Painting in Art" and it explores many artists and how they incorporate music in their art.