If You Sew, You ARE An Artist

I had a whole other post planned for today, but thanks to the almighty StumbleUpon and the constant serendipity it provides, I discovered this genius post on being an artist today:

It is so (almost alarmingly) apropos of the discussion we’ve been having that I wanted to share it with y’all.  Here’s to making art and to making friends!

Image via Austin Kleon.

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  • Cassandra
    April 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    OMG!!! I loved that article. Thank you soo much for posting it. I don’t think I would of ever stumbled upon it…and if so might not of taken the time to read it.

  • Romney
    April 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Cool presentation! Craft is an Art. And the sort of Art I like is Craft too. Which means, the more you practice, the better it’ll be.

  • liveacolorfullife
    April 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm


  • Di
    April 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Great article. Thanks for sharing it. It was very inspiring – just like your post the other day. I loved it!

  • Kate Bessey
    April 27, 2011 at 12:05 am

    My mother is an artist. The one thing I remember more than just about anything she taught me is that you need to research and steal ideas to make your them own. Look around your world and surround yourself with things that inspire you. She is an amazing artist.

  • Diane Christy
    April 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Stephen King once wrote (and he’s certainly written a lot) “Life is not a support system for art, it’s the other way around”. I know that I would, literally and figuratively, DIE without art in my life. I cry when I’m watching a great dance performance or skating performance or hear an amazing piece of music, like “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copeland. I am awed by artists, renewed by artists, inspired by artists, and find art everywhere. I think art is the nearest we get to the godhead. Because creativity IS the godhead. We are channels for that creative force, and opening ourselves up and letting that flow happen, is when I feel most spiritually hooked up, most joyful, most complete. What makes me proud right now? That my children are refining and expanding what I consider divine waaaaaay beyond my own capabilities. It turns out my best creative effort was giving birth to my three daughters.