For my daughter’s fourteenth birthday, she wanted an “art party”. She told me, it would be a small gathering of five teenagers. I was comfortable with the idea, but neither me nor her could think of what the girls could do. So I talked to my friend Monika, who does art work as an hobby. She agreed to come and teach the girls a new craft she had learned a few weeks ago. It was similar to the”God’s eye” craft that children make, but it is made with four sticks instead of two.
Monika arrived with samples of art work that she had made and the girls were very happy to get started with two sticks and each one chose the yarn that she liked.
The girls talked liked young ladies as their fingers turned the yarn around the sticks. They talked about boys, girls, school, books, teachers, homework and more. They encouraged each other as they worked. I found they often admired each others artwork.
At the end of an hour and fifteen minutes the results were very angular
Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.