Thursday, October 15, 2015

Art Is What We Don't Have To Do

I didn't need a carrot to sit myself down for some beading yesterday, but I did listen to a BBC talk by Brian Eno while I did. You'll have to listen to it yourself (or read the provided transcript, both to be found here) to find out what he means by "art is everything that we don't have to do". I can't help but agree with what he has come up with as a description of culture which he says is really just the creative arts. It's fascinating where he goes with this. Don't let the first few minutes of intro put you off. And don't skip the question and answer section at the end. The topic turned out to be quite perfect to listen to while embellishing my quilt, as he expounded on man's inability to NOT complicate things, i.e. embellish even the simplest act.

I also grabbed my better camera when I headed out on my walk yesterday. Yes, it can handle the fall colors much better. I am particularly drawn to the rich golden tones of cottonwoods against a blue sky.

Yes, I find I can't get enough of them! And you'll note there are still some green leaves holding out against the shortening days. They say we are losing something like 4 or 6 minutes of daylight each day.

Yes, I really should make a quilt with these colors.


Lucia Sasaki said...

Dear Sheila, thanks a lot for sharing your musings and your beautiful pictures!!

The Idaho Beauty said...

You are welcome, Lucia. And I am always a bit startled to see you posting spring blooms as you are now at the same time I post my fall colors. Different hemispheres, opposite seasons. Isn't the world grand!

Michele Matucheski said...

Thanks for the link to the Brian Eno talk. I have several of his old albums, and love them -- especially Music for Airports. I don't think I've ever heard him just talking!
Love the golden cottonwoods, too.