If you have ever doubted the power of imagination, take a look at this video about artist
Here are the lessons I took from this video:
Perseverence: Turned down by seven art schools, she kept on her path
Observe: Pay attention to the people, skills and resources at hand.
Just say yes: Did not knowing how to do something ever stop this woman?
and most of all
IMAGINE. Possibilities, solutions, collaborations, successes, the future.
AND, guess what, Janet Echelman is coming to San Antonio as the keynote speaker for the Surface Design Conference. You can attend by joining SDA and paying the conference fee, or wait and see if there are space-available tickets open closer to the date. There will be numerous fiber arts exhbits, events, workshops and all kinds of textile and fiber adventure going on at the conference. Dates, June 3-14, including pre and post workshops.
For more about Echelman, see these other videos and links:
- Janet Echelman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Echelman
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7VtnkMzxPsOct 16, 2006 - 6 min - Uploaded by jechelman
This newly completed sculpture commission by Janet Echelman, changes shape in the wind. 160 feet tall, the ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rwy6IS0cHoOct 14, 2009 - 7 min - Uploaded by jechelman
"Her Secret is Patience" is a new monumental sculpture, completed in April 2009, by artist Janet Echelman ..