A class blog for a few crafty students in the GWU First Year Writing Program
The link above is one that is already known to everyone, since this was discussed last month in on of the classes. However we didn’t discuss it in full detail which is what I want to do. I absolutely loved this post, I thought it was interesting and daring. It broke the social norms of what society deems as “crafts” and what they should state. People who knit tend to be seen as sweet and loving, however these quilts oppose this stereotypical idea by placing curse words on to their quilt. I think that the opposition of these two ideas create a big impact on how the viewer sees these quilts. When you see something unconventional on an object that you have already categorized it comes across as a shock. Therefore by placing these two opposing ideas into one object, it leaves the viewer with an overall surprise.
One of my favorite ones featured on this post is the one in which it says “You are so fucking awesome”. I like it because it uses profanity in a humorist way, which makes the quilt funny and lively. It gives it sort of a personality, rather than having a plane old quilt which you could get anywhere. Also all of the colours of the quilt make it fun and vibrant which clash with the curse word, even though it may be used in a good sense. However the other quilts shown may have a deeper meaning.Which one do you think creates more of an impact? How would this help us understand the message that the author is trying to get across more?
I thought that the comments placed on these blogs were completely unnecessary. I believe that a blog is an outlet to express yourself in any way you want, and I think blog readers should be prepared to see such profanity. Blogs aren’t formal, they are a space where people can write whatever it is that comes to their mind, therefore blog readers should know that at any time there can be posts which can cross their comfort zone. Do you think that these comments were out of line? Or was it ok to post such comments?