There are few things I enjoy as much as a leisurely morning, drinking coffee or tea, and surfing the internet. It's important to "create new neural pathways" and expand your horizons by thinking about new things. LOL!
So here is what my morning surfing has me thinking about this week...
On one of my Yahoo groups, there was conversation about the 'F' word quilt. If you are easily offended, don't even continue to read my post or click on the link to follow! But if not, you can see the 'F' quilt and read about it here. I personally dislike the quilt and really don't understand why someone would put so much creative energy toward such a project as this.
It lead me to do more research on subversive text in quilts, Here is a definition of subversion:
"Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy. Subversion refers to a process by which the values and principles of a system in place, are contradicted or reversed."
I also came across a really interesting article on the use of political messages in quilting (BTW... there are many interesting articles to read at the Quilt Index).
And here is a really interesting blog post I read about a quilter in Norway with some very meaningful quilted statements.
Here is my subversive text quilt... making visible the virtues that are increasingly part of a bygone era.
I thought it was a finished quilt, but when I hung it on the wall, it didn't hang straight. Hmmm...
I decided that I will keep working on it until the waves settle down!
Right now I am sewing on purple buttons.
And then I'm planning to stitch some french knots and ....well, we shall see what happens after that!