Tuesday, February 15, 2011

REPEAT: The "Pattern of Repetition"

When I first began my blog, I was doing it on iWeb...a fantastic program, other than the fact that it was difficult for people to find me.  So, eventually, I switched to blogspot.com where I have been posting ever since.  Blogging has been fun for me.  I enjoy sharing my thoughts, ideas, inspirations with 'the world', whatever 'that world' might be;  readers who stitch, I am supposing.

Recently, I was featured on another blog, which was a real honor.  Cheryl Fall of needlepoint/about.com did an article on me as the featured designer.  See it here:


After it was published, I mentioned on my facebook wall that I couldn't believe I was even mentioned on the same page as Kaffe Fassett, who had also been a featured designer on the about.com site.  Again, What an Honor!

I could also not help but remember the blog entry I did two years ago, before I moved over to blogger.com, where I wrote about my grandson, who was 4 yrs. old at the time,  and Kaffe Fassett.  So, I thought it was time to re-post that entry here.  The title then was "The Pattern of Repetition", and here I am again, repeating it!  Hope you enjoy!

           The Pattern of Repetition..........posted Wed. Aug. 26, 2009

Recently on the ANG list, someone posted a link to a video interview with Kaffe Fassett, one of my favorite designers/artists of all time!  He was speaking about his love of color and how we should not be afraid of color in our lives, in our work, in our creativity.  Yes, his use of color is exemplary, jolting, surprising, and inspirational!  I could bask in his color combinations and have found myself purchasing his fabrics for no other reason than to own them.  (Well, ok..I do think to myself that I will make something beautiful out of them, someday, when I have time!  HA!)

Looking at Kaffe’s fabrics, his needlepoint designs, knitware, and paintings is sheer pleasure.  I very much enjoyed his interview and encourage any serious stitcher to view it.  You may access it through this link:
http://www.kaffefassett.com/Newsletters.html      It does take about 45 minutes to watch, and the video tends to hang up a bit, but I thought it was well worth it. 

Watching that interview prompted an AHA moment for me!  I saw similarities in this very talented man and my 4 yr. old grandson!  Now, lest you just say, “oh yeah, that’s a grandma talking”, I’d agree, and I’d also say, take a look:

                                                 Aran's "Mixed Media" Collage

                                                     Kaffe's fabric design

                                                 Aran's Play Doh Creations

                                                   Kaffe's Quilt

                        Aran loves to arrange anything!  These are little shells.

                                               Kaffe's painting of arranged rocks

                                                           A favorite activity!

                                                       His mother is a Saint!

                 Maybe someday, it will lead to this!  (Kaffe's ceramic tea cups and tea pots.)

                    In the meantime, he is my budding little textile artist!