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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Duct Tape???

I am just fascinated by the way we learn things.

Language in and of itself is just wonderful, isn't it? The reason I am talking about that here today is because I am working (in my mind) on my next "art" piece for the Kansas Art Quilters group. The theme is My World, and I've narrowed and narrowed and narrowed down my ideas to this: words.

I love to read; I love to hear different languages; I love the play on words. Words soothe me; words inspire me; words transport me; words lead me to new and different things.

Just this morning, I was Googling my thoughts to see if I could expand them further, and what did I find but this funny little video on YouTube.

Now, what in the world does this have to do with words? Nothing - nothing at all! Except that the way I found it was a string of words meaningful only to me - my own language of sorts: much like diagramming a sentence in the English language did for our English teacher. Does anyone remember doing that? Did I just age myself? LOL!

Now, just in case you are wondering. I have always wanted a dress form, but since I don't make clothes, what good would it do me? And do I really want to see a replicated form of my body sitting in my stewdio? LOL! But for those of you who do, that video is just the ticket!

At any rate, words are what I live by - and I'll bet you do too!


Lindah said...

Oh Sharon, that is so funny! I've always wanted a dress form, too. I sewed clothes for family and friends for years and thought I wasn't a "real" seamstress because I couldn't afford an adjustable dressmaker's form. Now...your thought re: a dress form with my shape sitting around my studio staring at me at this point in my life... is absolutely hysterical! No, no, no, a thousand times no! But maybe I should make a skinny one and dress it up in tribute to days gone by? lol

paula, the quilter said...

I have heard of these and have seen still photos, but the video is great! Would I make one of myself? No way. Duct tape is a staple in any one's tool box.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh my gosh, that is too funny! And exactly what I was thinking - do I really want to see a form of my body - I don't think so!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Threads magazine did an excellent article on how to make these dress forms maybe a year ago. I would really love a dress form because I sew many clothes, but they do take up lots of room. Regarding play on words, my 5 1/2 year old son is now writting, learning how to sound out words, etc. Oh dear! I REALLY have a New England accent! Everyone talks very differently here in Canada where we are now, but you really can see how I talk when my son tries to write something. Idahr (idea), pea (pier), draz (drawers), ka (car) - just to name a few! Oops!
Cheers! Evelyn