Jeanne Williamson Ostroff

Weekly Art

2008 weekly mixed media
2005 weekly quilts
2004 weekly quilts
2003 weekly quilts
2008 weekly
2005 weekly
2004 weekly
2003 weekly
2002 weekly quilts
2001 weekly quilts
2000 weekly quilts
1999 weekly quilts
2002 weekly
2001 weekly
2000 weekly
1999 weekly
       

 
Artist's Statements
 

2008 Weekly Mixed Media

From the January 1 through December 31, 2008 Jeanne created one small mixed media piece each week. She worked with felt and other materials.

The purpose of this project was to play and experiment, and to give herself the time to create at least one 6" x 6" piece each week, no matter what else was going on in her life. Jeanne wants to use this project as a time to experiment with her felting/embellishing machine. The rules were:

Each piece could be made any time during the week, from Sunday through Saturday. Jeanne could not throw out the original piece and start over with a new one, even if she didn't like the result. Materials were mainly wool, but not only, and there were no limits on what techniques or materials she could use.


1999-2005 Weekly Quilts

From January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2005, Jeanne made one small quilt each week, for a grand total of 365 quilts.

The purpose of this project was to play and experiment, and to give herself the time to create at least one quilt each week, no matter what else was going on in her life. The rules were:

Each year she changed sizes, as a new challenge. The quilts ranged in size from as large as 8" x 10" one year to as small as 4" x 6" another year, and they would always be whole cloth. Each quilt could be made any time during the week, from Sunday through Saturday, and as she worked each week, she could not throw out the orginal piece and start over with a new one, even if she didn't like the result. There were no limits on what techniques or materials she could use.

Each quilt is dated and numbered on the back, and Jeanne usually made notes that referenced the technique and/or influence for the week.

Making a quilt a week gave Jeanne the time to grow as an artist. It took a lot of discipline to make the time to create one small piece each week. Jeanne had to be organized enough to bring sewing supplies for the times she was on away for a full week, or make plans to make it before she left, if she was going to be away for only a part of the week. Jeanne can honestly say that she never forgot to make these quilts, though there were a few times she found herself sewing at 11:30 on a Saturday night, so she wouldn't miss her own deadline. It was a rare thing, but it did happen.

 

Photo credits: David Caras and Jeanne Williamson

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