Thursday, January 24, 2013

Toy Box Quilts

My Toy Box. What should I make?
Recently I received this advice from a friend, "Get in the studio and PLAY!" What a wonderful word-  play. We learned how to play in childhood but have forgotten how as adults. Our lives are ruled by rules, deadlines, and obligations (here read taxes). So today I returned to age 7 and began a day of play. Do you like my toy box?

5 comments:

Gene Black said...

I do like your toy box. I am reminded of a quote that basically says - All children are artists the trick is to remain an artist when we grow up.

Deb said...

I certainly do love the toy box! And actually my 6 years old granddaughter and 3 years old grandson (her brother) were with me in the sewing studio while I was trying to work out an issue with an older sewing machine the 6 years old was using. While waiting they grabbed up some fabric and scraps and glue (can't fuse alone yet) and started creating. She made sure to explain to him that this was art and not a quilt to sleep under, but something to hang on the wall. It was completely without my supervision and they were having so much fun that when I got the sewing machine fixed she said they'd rather just finish their art project first. Too cute and isn't that what art is all about anyway! So good to see you having fun in the midst of all the adult boring stuff of life!

Betteem said...

The toy box looks so freeing and it inspires me to do some of this every day!

Cornwoman said...

Oh my! LIKE isn't the word for it! LOVE is more like it!! I see long bridges with arches that might have been a Roman aqueduct....Cheshire cats who forgot to make some of their stripes disappear....dinosaurs...beach fences....blades of grass....a colorful sail for a boat and a boat to go with it...an upside down smile with some partial teeth....a chimney...a kite....a merchant's hanging sign (for over a sidewalk)... and I can't even see the stuff on the left side! lol

Let's play!!

Beth said...

Adults often forget to play. I like the toy box.