Essays by Linda Rees
IX, No. 2, 1988, 69-70. Inspiration: Page 69, Page 70
(Yes, two different articles appear in the same issue of Handwoven) The article essentially discusses the active component of observing phenomena and what it takes for any such experience to actually get translated into artwork.
V, No. 5, 1984, 99-100. A Journey in Thread: Page 99, Page 100
Discusses a project started when discouraged by a period of lackluster tapestries, to produce functional tapestry bags, and how it set me off ruminating about what it takes to be an artist.
II, No. 4, 1981, 58-59. Tough Colors: Page 58, Page 59
Chronicles the task I set for myself, to work with difficult colors and see what it takes to use them in appealing ways. I had discovered a half price sale and ordered 50 pounds of yarn specifying they send their most unpopular ones. What I thought of as a yearlong project sustained me for at least five.
XVII, No. 4, 38-41, Textiles on Display: Page 38, Page 39, Page 40, Page 41
A long discussion of the specifics of hanging exhibitions. It includes how to organize time, work with eye dazzlers, and problematic items. It has a major discussion of pitfalls that can keep an exhibit from being effective.
XVII, No. 3, 65-66, The Evolution of a Regional Juried Fiber Show: Fibers Unlimited: Page 65, Page 66
Various formats for selecting work for regional shows sponsored by the Whatcom Textile Guild, located in Bellingham, WA. The series of exhibits, spanning the years 1974-1986, kept trying different combinations for creating a method that worked efficiently and was informative for the participants. I have continued to be fascinated by the process of selection ever since the beginning of these experiences.