Saturday, April 16, 2011

Slow Art Day

16 April, 2011 is Slow Art Day.
Slow Art Day was started to invite novices - and experts - to experience the art of looking at art slowly.
Iris is celebrating Slow Art Day 2011 by spending the morning at choir practice, something that Sitting Knitting calls Slow Music.
That's where you spend hours and days and weeks, months, and years of your life learning to play a musical instrument so that you can make your own music for entertainment.
When we prodded Iris to choose an instrument, she said that she wanted to learn how to sing. That way, her instrument is always with her when the muse strikes and she can't leave it behind accidentally. ;-)

I am starting the day off with a Bernina Club meeting with other makers. After that, I am going to round up some of the folk art I have collected and made over the years and show them to Iris, telling her what I know about the history, meaning and techniques used in each.

How are you spending Slow Art Day?

3 comments:

  1. It's raining so I decided to stencil some fabric and sew a quilt top just to please myself

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  2. I spent it with a sick toddler. Oh well, maybe next year. I like the idea! And I miss making music. So maybe I could pull out my violin or viola and play.

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  3. Please update your entry on the new women science bloggers database:

    http://elainewestwick.blogspot.com/p/wilma.html

    Thanks

    Elaine

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