Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Artistic Approach to Instructions

In general the artist's approach to following instructions is any or all of the following:

Don't read them,
Read them and ignore them,
Read them 10 minutes before the deadline,
Try to "improve" them,
Do what you want and pretend you didn't understand them,
Think they are only for the "other" people.

Or, what I did a few weeks ago,

 just skim through them because they are boring.

So when I agreed to participate in the WomanKind BraZaar Benefit I assumed I could deconstruct, cut up, use as collage, or incorporate, a bra in a painting. And when I realized I had to decorate the bra and it had to be wearable I was a little freaked

I really wasn't sure I could do a very good job. But luckily I am one of the world's top authorities on using glitter.*

Jewel of the Nile
decorated bra
©Maggie Ruley 2015

I loved having the bra in my window for a few days. 
 It was fun to play it against David Scott Meier's
 "Yellow Straw" ($150)

WomanKind BraZarr info click HERE
*This accolade has been given to me by myself.
P.S.  Thank you David Scott Meier for the gift box of glitter last Christmas
P.P.S.  This year's Christmas ornaments are finished and they also have a hint of glitter on them.  I'll show them in an upcoming post.

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Maggie Ruley is a studio artist living in Key West, Florida. 
Her colorful paintings and tropical pottery are collected world wide and can be found in many island homes. She has been featured in the Key West Citizen,
the New York Daily News , and other publications.
Her handmade ceramic flip flops have been sold in gift shops all along the east coast and in California and Hawaii.
 Her studio and gallery is located in the historic Seaport area of Old Town Key West.
Maggie Ruley~Island Inspirations
933b Fleming St.
Key West Florida 33042

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