garbaholic at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 08:36:10 PST 2008
I think the reason one may see huge documentation is because sometimes
you find all this cool information about your art that it's hard to
know when to stop.
and having only an expert in a field judge - that would mean we would
have very static arts and new artisans would only be able to rehash
what has already been done. What's the fun in that?
On Jan 22, 2008 10:05 AM, Robert Fitzmorgan <fitzmorgan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Properly done, documentation is not a burden to the artisan but an
> asset. It gives the judges, who may know less about your art than you do,
> the information they need to properly judge your entry. It would be nice if
> every A & S judge were an expert in whatever art form they are being asked
> to judge, but that's not always the case.
> Documentation should basically say three things:
> 1. What they did in period. (preferably a particular time and place)
> 2. What sources you used to determine that.
> 3. What you did. If you departed from period practice, explain why.
> That's really all you need in my opinion.
"I'm buying this fabric/book now in case I have an emergency...you
know, having to suddenly make presents for everyone, sickness,flood,
injury, mosquito infestations, not enough silk in the house, it's
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