Getting To Know You

Hello!

Here I am, relatively new to the ClothPaperScissors community. The first thing I’d like to say is thank you to Cate Prato for giving me such a warm welcome as she transitions to her exciting new endeavors in the quilting and sewing world. As you may have learned from my earlier introduction, I love art and creativity, being around people who are passionate, and connecting those individuals with resources to further enhance their skills and the work they produce.

"Once I abandon something, I can forget all about it," says Joanne Archer. "I have no wish to 
know who found it, nor receive thanks. I only hope that the finder enjoys it." Artwork and
photo by Joanne Archer 

I hope this doesn’t sound too hoaky, but I find it easy to discover beauty in everyday things and people. Perhaps it’s an example of the saying “if you look for something, you’ll find it,” but it’s thrilling to go through life with a special lense. Others might only see an empty, gray sidewalk, where I might view it as a series of repetitive shapes that reflect the sunlight, holding memories of those who’ve walked on it before.

That’s one of the reasons I’m so excited to be here with you–the mixed-media work you’ve shared on ClothPaperScissors.com has inspired me to once again step out of my comfort zone and play. And so I thank you for this.

Above: "Once I abandon something, I can forget all about it," says Joanne Archer. "I have no wish to know who found it, nor receive thanks. I only hope that the finder enjoys it." Artwork and photo by Joanne Archer.

There’s also a current art movement that I’ve just discovered–it involves creating a piece of art and then leaving it in a public place where a random passerby can discover and even take it. It’s sort of a random act of kindness (I’m big on those), and it’s definitely a way of getting people to think about art. It’s the Art Abandonment Project. The Art Abandonment Project book goes into detail about how to participate in the movement, and gives you ideas for making art to abandon. Scroll down to learn more about the book, and check out their Facebook page.

If you have a moment, take a look here and let me know what you think about my personal random act of art…I recently wrote about it for ArtistsNetwork.com (a sister site). It’s a little out there, but that’s me.

 

Don’t be shy–tell me about some of the projects you’re working on now. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and seeing more of the eclectic art that you’re creating!

 

Until next time,

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