An Artist Date (festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you) is a trick I used in art school. Post-show and all the traveling, setup, meeting everyone, tear-down traveling, shipping...I needed a play date!
We have a great modern quilt shop here, JEllen’s House of Fabric. I did some research on the Modern Quilt movement and decided I had to make a trip over to the quilt shop for some needlepoint inspiration.
I found this quilt pattern online. I was drawn to the diagonal pattern, white accents and of course the bright colors.
My daughter’s favorite colors are blue, green and yellow. Ellen found the pattern for me and I picked out colors I hope will work.
I’ll play around with the quilt and I’m sure some new needlepoint designs will bloom from my fun artist date!
If you go on an artist date let me know! I’d love to hear all about it!
“Artist Dates are assigned play.
The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore
something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly
“artistic” — think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the
imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play. Since art is about the
play of ideas, they feed our creative work by replenishing our inner well
of images and inspiration. When choosing an Artist Date, it is good to ask
yourself, “what sounds fun?” — and then allow yourself to try it.”
Here’s her link to some artist dates ideas:
Here’s the link to my What’s New page: