First, in case you were not aware, Texas is in the midst of a drought. It has been very, very dry this last year and very, very warm. Today, for instance, will get up into the 70s with lots of sunshine. Very nice, isn't it? Ah, but it has a very dark side. Because of this freakish weather, the cedar trees (blue berry mountain juniper) are doing their happy dance. All of the weather forecasts are promising a hellish "cedar fever" season. Ugh. There are few things I am more allergic to than cedar trees and they flourish in this area. And to top it all off, there is a little rhino virus going around which has made its way through Chez Buchle so that Ariel missed her first day back to school and T-man is struggling to spend the entire day at work. Me? Oh, I had it for New Year's. On New Year's Eve, I was in bed by 8:30 after having taken my cold and sinus medicine. I'm such a party animal.
Anyway, I thought I'd throw a topic out there before I get away from the computer for the day. What is the difference between art and craft? Better yet, what is the difference between fine art and fine craft? Is it merely the difference between utility and decor? But what if something encompasses both utility and aesthetics? How would it be classified then? Is it the difference between using technical skill or ability to achieve an end and creating something tangible imbued with your spirituality meant only to stir the senses? But again, both can exist in the same object. So where is the line between art and craft drawn and does it matter anywhere other than on an application to a juried fine arts show? (just for instance) AND has that line begun to blur?
Talk amongst yourselves. I believe today I will stitch and I'll be back tomorrow!
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