November 15th, 2006
order and coherence


“Artists, whatever their medium, make selections from the abounding materials of life, and organize these selections into works that are under the control of the artist…. In relation to the inclusiveness and literally endless intricacy of life, art is arbitrary, symbolic and abstracted. That is its value and the source of its own kind of order and coherence.” –Jane Jacobs (source: The Death and Life of Great American Cities)

Nov 16 2006
12:14 pm
Jessica Poundstone writes:

Really great to see one of your ink and watercolor images again – I just love ‘em : )

Nov 16 2006
4:24 pm
[a}sma {m]oiz writes:

i have a bag almost just like that!!

Nov 16 2006
4:24 pm
[a}sma {m]oiz writes:

i have a bag almost just like that!!

Nov 16 2006
4:24 pm
[a}sma {m]oiz writes:

i have a bag almost just like that!!

Nov 16 2006
8:46 pm
Ali writes:

I have my grandmother’s brown and orange quilted bag (which I think was a knitting bag) and I too just love it. Almost like a comfort food/accessory. Oh, and of course, I love the quote.

Nov 17 2006
9:50 pm
Kelly writes:

Oh, I should make myself a bag like that. I need a bag that is slippery instead of the canvas ones I have. I like slippery.
Hooray for quoting Jane Jacobs. She rocked.
K

Nov 18 2006
12:59 am
Kristin writes:

just found your blog and you rule!
thank you so much.

Nov 19 2006
4:53 pm
kirsty mitchell writes:

hullo, i’ve been watching your site for a long time now and i just wanted you to know i have set up a livejournal to document my following your 100 ideas list. i wondered if this is ok with you? i’ve just started, and i’ve credited you in the userinfo but if you want more prominent credit or something let me know. check it out at http://100-ideas.livejournal.com and let me know what you think.
i find you really inspiring and am following your list to help me through quite a dark time. i’d like it if i had your blessing to do so.

Nov 20 2006
2:19 pm
maxine alice writes:

i love your journal it makes me happy to read it :-) x

Nov 20 2006
9:24 pm
my pink sky writes:

groovy bag…red accessories always make me smile!

Nov 21 2006
12:46 pm
kirsty mitchell writes:

keri,
thanks so much for replying, you pretty much made my week :)
i wasn’t sure whether a reply to the email you sent would work or not so i’ve commented back here.
i’m really enjoying working through your list, even though i’ve only just started, and your ideas seem to have struck a chord with my fellow livejournalers too :)
i can’t wait for the new book, i’m intrigued now! once again, thanks very much for your kind words :)
k.

Nov 21 2006
9:10 pm
robyn writes:

yay, I keep paperclips I find too, washers and blades as well, the more rusted and corroded the better.


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