Friday, October 18, 2013

You've Gotta Hand it to Robert Genn

Gosh, I like what Genn does -- and not just his painting!  This is not the first time I've posted about Mr. Genn's newsletter, which I enjoy twice weekly.  You can read some of the others here, here and here.  Today's newsletter talks about...well, a concept, really, or maybe several: what is art?  What 'passes' for art? What's a piece of art worth?  Why make art?

Mostly I like what he wrote at the end of the piece:

I had an overwhelming feeling that I had chosen a great and provident profession. I vowed that no matter how corrupted or commercial I was to become as an artist, I would always put the simple love of painting before all.

Yep.  The simple love of [insert your art form here].  For me, that's "The simple love of stitching", because it encompasses knitting, embroidery, quilting and a bit of needle-felting.

I'm off to a wedding in Calgary this weekend.  Here's my gift for the young couple in question:

"Love Nest" (C) 2013
for Jen and Julian
with love
Cousin Margaret

I made it simply for the love of stitching -- and the love of them.

Linking to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday -- and off I go!

Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Regina B Dunn said...

What a beautiful gift for them!

landscapelady said...

What a perfect wedding gift! Is it fabric and thread painting? Hard to see in the pic - very nice;-)

elle said...

Do what ya love and it shows in the wedding gift!

LA Paylor said...

ohhh the love birds coming home to the nest. They should love it.
LeeAnna Paylor
leeannaquilts@gmail.com