Back in the day, it used to be drinking and carousing.
Okay, and flirting.
I'm not lumping these fabric arts together, but I do see a similarity here: to excel at them, you need patience, as well a steady hand, and an artist's eye.
Take, for example, the quilt here, created by JoAnn Somers. entitled "Vogue Lady," this quilt is almost complete, and is a perfect example of taking an impressionist work of art and rendering it in another medium:
One that enhances it to new and unique dimensions.
Granted, this project may end up on a bed, but could easily be hung on a well-lit wall.
JoAnn is married to one of my favorite portrait photographers, Alan David. His most interesting subjects have included Ted Turner, Jimmy Carter —
And Josie, Martin, Anna and Austin Brown.
Because family, too, is a work of art.
As is friendship,
Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives
Simon & Schuster/Pocket
Look for it in bookstores