Give it away

First posted by the lovely Kelly, aka She Who Measures (among other things):

pixel-stained techno-peasant

Post your Art on the net: April 23
Give something away. Draw a picture, write a poem, post a pattern, write a song.

This started as a protest among writers thanks to some… provoking comments from Howard V. Hendrix (outgoing vice pres. of the Science Fiction Writer’s Association).

But it applies to all art mediums, to bloggers (who the gentleman specifically criticizes, among others, apparently blogging makes us weak) to teachers and designers of crafts, and as far as I’m concerned, really a lot to the knitblog community, because sharing is such a big part of it all.

Post the button, share some work, and/or share your thoughts on what this guy had to say – and he does have some thought-provoking things to say, despite their being couched in fairly offensive terms. And spread the word, please!

P.S. The pretty button, which amuses me greatly, was designed by Leigh Dragoon, a friend of my husband’s, who is a talented artist with an online comic and an obvious interest in this issue!

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As Nutella to toast, consider the word spread.

On a somewhat related note, I sent away my Knitters Treat Exchange package today. I really hope that the recipient likes it! I got a very intriguing and amusing card from my SP10 pal yesterday, so now I’m all buzzed to see what ever I might get next, myself. I really am digging this reciprocal exchange thing, so I’m also very interested to see what will arise in the blogosphere on “Pixel-Stained Techno-Peasant” Art on the Net Day. I trying to see if I can come up with a pattern in time (not bloody likely!), so you might get some folk-music out of me instead.

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2 responses to “Give it away

  1. Kntters Exchange Treater

    Hi,Emily!!!
    Just a note to say I will be posting your special treat box on Monday(Ive been away to the big smoke this last week!!!) so I hope with airmail it will make it to your house in the next week and bit!!! Cheers,Happy Knitter

  2. Em

    Ooo, thnak you! Now I’m all excited — hooray for treats!

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