Posted by Peg in South Carolina
To listen to and watch a wonderful talk on creativity, go to this blog post by Artist, Emerging: Creativity. There you will find a YouTube video—an extremely engaging talk on creativity by writer Elizabeth Gilbert. She presents a way of thinking about creativity that I was familiar with only from my reading on art in historical contexts, a notion that creativity comes not from within the artist, but from a “being” external to the artist. I was so enchanted with Gilbert’s performance and with the words that she spoke, that I could not stop watching or listening.
Kristin has been playing at making handwoven beads and creating jewelry with them. I never would have thought! Go take a look at her blog post here.
Amelia of The Bellwether has been running a series of articles on the rigid heddle loom. A former rigid heddle weaver (I still have the loom so it may come to me again) who has tried a lot of the things she suggests, I find this a series not to be missed. Not to be missed by a rigid heddle weaver. Not to be missed by a would-be weaver. And really, not to be missed by any weaver. Whether weavers use a rigid heddle loom or not, I think that the knowledge that Amelia is giving us is worth our having. I do hope that someday she edits these essays to publish them in monograph form. It would be a treasure. Go here to read her latest essay.
Thanks to Nigel’s Weaving Blog I have found a website of a young weaver who produces work that truly inspires me. Her name is Ptolemy Mann and her work can be seen here. I love her use of color and even more I love how she constructs the displays of her work.