Without thinking too hard, what is your favorite gift to give or receive? My mom always taught me, give people something you would like to receive. Great rule of thumb, except I am pretty sure not everyone would like to open their package to find 20 skeins of yarn and a pair of ebony knitting needles inside. LOL! Those of us who are "seriously knit addicted" are like every other collector or artist.
I hate to go shopping for clothes, LOVE to go shopping for yarn, would rather not go out for dinner, LOVE to go out to see a fiber arts show at a museum. Its true... I'm not telling you anything my BFF's don't already know. Recently I was privileged to view the Cleveland Clinic's art collection. (there for an appointment) I looked at several pieces in their "Shared Vision: A Selection of Gifted Artwork" when one breathtaking piece caught my attention: Hildur Asgeirsdottir Jonsson, Hekla #14, 2008. As I read the attending placard, I was amazed (though not really) to find that the piece was created on silk yarn. :) My husband laughed and said ONLY YOU could find the only art within a mile that was created on yarn. LOL! Probably not the only one, I'll bet there were other knitters who did exactly the same thing. In order to share the experience of the work that caught my eye, I have added links for you to enjoy. The Tang Museum has great educational section of Ms. Jonsson's work: https://tang.skidmore.edu/index.php/posts/view/777/
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/arts_medicine/art-program/exhibitions-archive is where you can view the artwork I found so amazing. Simply scroll down to click the "Shared Vision: A Selection of Gifted Artwork button.
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