… a new mission statement, if you will:
I’m going to keep all of the people happy all of the time
Now, let me see if I’ve got this right ...
future posts would feature NONE of the following:
writing without pictures
pictures without writing
talking about my offline life - glass overbrimming
talking about my offline life - glass half full
talking about my offline life - glass grubby, empty and overturned
Gee’s Bend inspiration
pics of what I’m wearing
pics of what I’d like to be wearing
fabric porn pics of designer fabrics
interviews with fabric designers
reporting on quilt shows we can’t go to
unquilted/hand quilted/machine quilted quilt tops
machine/hand sewn binding
talk of FMQ
pics of Sunday stashes
links to etsy or folksy shops
swaps [in case anyone gets something they don’t like]
bees [see above]
and … comments
Doesn’t take long, does it?
To end up with absolutely nothing.
So, let’s just look at this modern/contemporary/classic/traditional labelling & dumbing down kerfuffle from another angle.
It’s all down to semantics … and I know about semantics … it’s my special subject. I wrote an entire dissertation about linguistic & conceptual changes during the French Revolution.
Trust me. I’m a linguist
Think about this for a couple of seconds, or till you get dizzy …
Just how much has the combination of the internet, advances in technology, digital photography and crazy mad sewing bloggers transformed the world of sewing over the last 5 years?
Quite a lot right?
As human beings we have a need to categorise things in order to be able to describe them. When, despite vigorous attempts, something square and peg-like doesn’t fit in to one of our round hole-y concepts, we eventually invent a new word for the new concept.
Trouble is, categorisation is a painfully subjective business. It’s one of the reasons why English is such a vocabulary-rich language! It’s like butterfly from chrysallis - starts out pretty ugly, ends up it's own discrete beautiful thing.
I’m with what Crazy Old Ladies says here and Katy @ I’m a Ginger Monkey says here.
And if I must be categorised, I’m taking my lead from Katy.
I’m a ‘Nowadays’ Quilter
… and, as far as mission statements go:
I can only ever hope to please some of the people
some of the time …
So, I will stitch, photograph, paint and write whatever takes my fancy, while retaining a healthy respect for all the other
I think we’ll have a giveaway to celebrate (just to annoy people)
… tune in on Monday … LOL