I guess things haven’t changed so much afterall….


I had been under the impression that things had died down a bit with the ArtPrize goings on, BUT, I guess I was wrong.  I still visit the site regularly checking for updates but it is clear I overlooked some of the underlying discussions going on.  I really thought folks had gotten past all that by now.  Noooooo such luck. 

I am really, truely curious what others out there (besides the vocal few) think of the premise of ArtPrize and the resulting, and running, commentary.  Yesterday I had popped in to check on their blog and found myself in a conversation about the nature of art as well as why artist’s should be expected to find their own venues (providing they are not selected by participating venues) all mixed in amongst the  foundation of ArtPrize which is a  public  voting process.

I encourage you to check it out  ->here  <- is the link to the actual page for all the lowdown. 

For the record, I have submitted a performance piece for consideration and am awaiting word.  However, if I am not picked…I will find a place on my own.  I am passionate about my project (The IBP) and would love the opportunity to share it with other.

One last thing-I am not affiliated with ArtPrize in any way other than being a participant.

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Rules, rules, rules..


I don’t know what it is, but I feel this need to impose rules or boundaries, parameters or whatever you want to call it.  It is a way for me to order my life I suppose.  Often these whatever you want to call ’ems get in the way and it is hard to let go of them and get on with things.

I imposed rules on my Yesterday’s Tea Bags today-probably out of a sense of guilt for not doing them all weekend.  Since I had missed a few days, I decided that the 60 second rule would not apply today but rather I would combine all those minutes into a single  YTB.  When I decided that it was only about three minutes I doubled it-out of penance I guess! 

I gathered my materials-tea bag, fabric softener sheet, scrap of wallpaper and thread (plus all the necessaries to go with it).  I gave myself 60 seconds to decide what to do with it and then dug in.  Note to self-limit caffeine if you are going to impose a time limit and use a needle.    A number of finger pokes and a frustrating internal dialogue ( ack-it is rumply-the stitches are wonky-why did I do this again!-ouch-shoot-oh well, keep going) and I reached the 6 minute limit…

Quick, come up with a title–Hemmed In (of course).  I forgot to “twitter” the time and date but will add that in a sec (6-22-09, 10:30 am if you are curious)

If this looks interesting at all to you AND you like rules (or just enjoy a challenge), hop on over to Yestday’s Tea Bags and I will give you this weeks idea-if you are up for it let me know!!!