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February 28, 2010


Love the idea of the iconoclast. I'd heard the word many times before; never truly understood it. I, too, as someone who was never willing to kiss a** to get a promotion, can identify with this personality type. I always thought of myself more as just a cranky person, not wanting to go along with all the cheerleading and forced fun, and wondering why I just couldn't find it within myself to go along to get along. Now I realize this can actually be a good thing!

nice post. look forward to reading your articulations wherever they form.

personally, i like iconoclasts. questioning the status quo helps to keep us from becoming victims of the illusion.

peaceful iconoclast is a good thing to strive for.

Wonderful to see you here and read your wise words, as always. We need more peaceful iconoclasts to come forth.

Good luck with the new blog. I'll be sad to see this lovely one disappear, if that's your intent.

This is the sentence that stands out to me..."Then you can get to work on being the best version of who you are"...I like that very much.

I enjoy your blog and I'm sure I will, whichever way it branches.

So nice to read your blog again, I've missed you. The Slow Cloth group is very interesting but I do enjoy your personal perspective as well. Here's to peaceful iconoclasm, a worthy goal.

here's to whatever we are and have to be.

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10 Qualities of Slow Cloth, by Elaine Lipson

  • I defined Slow Cloth several years ago on this blog. Read the original post at http://lainie.typepad.com/redthread/2008/01/this-must-be-th-1.html. (Copyright Elaine Lipson 2007-2011; all rights reserved).
  • Joy
    Slow Cloth has the possibility of joy in the process. In other words, the journey matters as much as the destination.
  • Contemplation
    Slow Cloth offers the quality of meditation or contemplation in the process.
  • Skill
    Slow Cloth involves skill and has the possibility of mastery.
  • Diversity
    Slow Cloth acknowledges the rich diversity and multicultural history of textile art.
  • Teaching
    Slow Cloth honors its teachers and lineage even in its most contemporary expressions.
  • Materials
    Slow Cloth is thoughtful in its use of materials and respects their source.
  • Quality
    Slow Cloth artists, designers, crafters and artisans want to make things that last and are well-made.
  • Beauty
    It's in the eye of the beholder, yes, but it's in our nature to reach for beauty and create it where we can.
  • Community
    Slow Cloth supports community by sharing knowledge and respecting relationships.
  • Expression
    Slow Cloth is expressive of individuals and/or cultures. The human creative force is reflected and evident in the work.


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