June 13th, 2019
Since my husband has Parkinsons and the dementia that goes with it, I have been making a lot of books and images that speak to it. My daughter gave me a Brooklyn Sketchbook Project sketchbook for Christmas. There were about 25 or 30 pages in the book, but I dismantled the book and remade it into a concertina with weavings depicting the gradual loss of cognition. It's a lot like another book I made.
6/14/2019 12:04:08 pm
Pat Williams, you are an amazing artist! Many people will relate to your art. Thank you for sharing.
6/15/2019 12:07:56 am
when my sweet babboo fell off his bike and died before he hit the ground, the only thing I could do is make art and I, too, made books. It was one of the ways I got through it and then I filled the books with what I was feeling. I could tell I was getting better my handwriting came back to near normal. 15 years later I am not over him, but I've carried him along in to this phase of my life. Art was my salvation.
6/15/2019 10:34:55 am
When I read this I wanted to cry! My husband has on and off memory issues, but at this time they have no diagnosis since it comes and goes. I love this idea, but iit is so painful I don’t know that I could weave it. My heart is with you.
12/12/2022 04:26:16 pm
This is a great poost thanks
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Pat enjoys designing and weaving tapestries, designing and constructing books, cooking, painting with watercolor, and fooling around in Atlanta, GA. Member of the American Tapestry Alliance, Tapestry Weavers South, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance