A truly beautiful Minxy mix of charm, inspiration, practical advice, and pretty projects to simplify and beautify your life and home. - Jane Brocket, The Gentle Art of Domesticity
This distinction between art and craft is not so distinct. While some daub oil paint to create light on canvas, we use sequins in the same interests. A sculptor molds clay to form figures, while stitchy ones put needle and thread to fabric, creating drape and folds that are sculptural as well. Become a master of any skill and you have the ability to transcend its basic purpose, don’t you think?
A latterday Gustav Klimt, Del Kathryn Barton’s work always inspires and amazes – what I’d give for an original. At the Archibald Prize recently, there we stood in front of Cate Blanchett’s portrait for a full twenty minutes. Time permitting, I could have watched for hours without growing bored – there was much to take in.
I would love to see her design a frock or patchwork quilt, Tracey Emin-style. Now that would make me blink.