Art is silent music, stories without words. It speaks to us of lost civilizations and centuries we can never know. It allows us to express things that would otherwise never exist. It seizes that part of us that the world never knows -- the inner dreamer -- and makes us wonder.
It also looks very cool hanging in the livingroom.
I'm not a traditional artist by any means, but I can appreciate how much art focuses the inner dreamer. Before I began making quilts, and saving old ones, I felt very little personal connection to the past. Now I've become part of a long line of American women who expressed themselves while keeping their art functional and practical. It's the perfect art for me.
Wish #3: In comments to this post*, tell us about any art or artist who has particularly inspired you by midnight EST on Monday, June 12, 2006. I'll draw one name from everyone who participates and send you a $50.00 gift certificate to Art.com so you can go art shopping. I'll also send you a brand-new lap quilt made by me, and a signed copy of my novel Dark Need, that other thing I do when I'm not quilting. Wish open to everyone on the planet, even if you've had wishes fulfilled here at PBW before.
[*Note: Same problems with Blogger, so if you try to post a comment and find you can't, e-mail your artwish to me at LynnViehl@aol.com; same time cut-off as above.]