Saturday, May 29, 2010

Slow Art

So much is going on my embroidery and painting are going very slow.

I got some of the corner done. Sometimes being forced to take things slow is a good thing.

Talking about Slow
Have you heard of the Slow Art Movement?
I think sometimes we get caught up with the idea that if we take our time we will come in last. One is reminded of the fable The Tortiose and the Hare.
So I will plod on.

A Loss

The Jafagirls (Nancy Mellon, Susan Gartner in the photo- and Jafabrit) added flowers to the steps of Sam & Eddies to honor the passing of Eddie Eckenrode.
Susan took another picture and all the flowers on the steps are so beautiful.

"The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers."
 Matsuo Basho


Undaunted said...

Your pieces are so amazing and original! I love them! I'm just waiting for the rest of the world to discover you and then I can say "Corrine? Oh yeah, I've been a fan of her work for years!"

That's a beautiful quote at the end by the way.

JafaBrit's Art said...

aaaaaaaaaaah, you are a sweetie undaunted, thank you.

I loved that quote too.

Bill Evertson said...

I've been trying to re-orient my art viewing because I'm usually pressed to get as much art packed into my monthly trips to NYC that I don't spend enough time with any one artist.Sometimes that's unavoidable but what I've come to treasure is spending several hours with an artist or a work. Since I've been working small myself, on my last trip to the Met I spent four hours with illuminated manuscript: the Belles Heures by the Limbourg brothers.

Art said...

I tend to think of slow art in terms of the viewing, rather than the making, but certainly it adds a nice bit of perspective to both. I'm was tidying up my novel this weekend after a long break from it, and I think giving myself time away really helped.

The painting looks really promising--can't wait to see how it turns out. Ahem, that is, I will happily wait to see how it turns out. : )