Tuesday, February 28, 2006

A comment about creating art

I heard a lecture yesterday by Fran Skiles, a textile and collage artist. Her work is nothing like I would ever create, but I found her comments on the creative process, its anxieties and rewards, to ring true.

Towards the end of her talk, she was asked if sometimes things just didn't come out right. She gave an unexpected response: "I believe in ruining work. But I wasn't getting anywhere!" The whole audience, familiar with trying to balance perfection against the need to grow as an artist, laughed with her.

Gallery in Santa Fe that carries Fran Skiles' work

-- Rachel

FilmLoop -- one of my MacWorld faves

Another booth I really liked at MacWorld was the FilmLoop folks. They make an easy-to-use product that puts a slideshow on someone's desktop; no charge. (The hitch: one ad per loop -- but a loop can be 200 photos.)

Mac and Windows versions (though I can't run the Mac version since I don't have system 10.4 yet.


-- Rachel