The little ginko tree outside the ideaXfactory started looking a little sad after it lost its leaves as the weather got colder, so we’ve been adding a few things. Like a tree sweater. Actually it sort of start as a turtle neck I knitted, (heh) and then I’ve been slowing adding arms.
My friend Penny made all sorts of creative little pompom creatures and plants that are attached in the top branches.
Continue reading Sweater for a Ginko Tree and more Yarn Experiments
It’s not often that something I create is controversial. Or perhaps I should say, misunderstood.
Earlier this month, in memory for Panbanisha the famous bonobo who knew language through years of growing up in a conversation and story-rich environment created by her human caretakers, Russ and I created Panbanisha.org.
Continue reading Panbanisha and the Ghost Bike
For those who haven’t heard, yarn bombing is about personalizing and colorizing ugly urban public places. It’s non-permanent graffiti knitting and crocheting, and there are active groups in cities around the world, each with their own projects and agendas.
My friend Penny first told me about it and suggested we start a group. What a perfect project for someone who wants to polka-dot and stripe the world!
Continue reading Yarn Bombing meetings at the ideaXfactory
For a long time now, I’ve been collecting photos of groundhogs. These groundhogs live right outside the front door of our studio, and I think also right under the corner of my office windows.
Continue reading Groundhogs and other things Underground
Someone on one of my list-serve emails groups called Quilt National the Holy Grail of the art quilt world. That’s pretty close to true, so it was super exciting to get the news on Monday that one of my quilts was juried into Quilt National 2013.
Continue reading The One That Didn’t – Niagra Falls
I thought it was silly when I saw this headline on the web, but then I thought — if you are using it as your camera, how do you take the photo? My solution – my old iPhone. So I did a quick self portrait holding the iPhone5. No Photoshop involved, just took the photo, then emailed it to myself, five times.
Continue reading How to take a Photo of the iPhone5
I’ve been driving to the airport a lot lately. Not to pick anyone one up or fly out of town, but surprisingly, for art reasons.
Continue reading Drive to the Airport, But Don’t Leave Town
It’s been a crazy few weeks, finishing up quilts for deadlines. August 31 was the Fiberart International deadline, and I submitted three entries. Two weeks later the Quilt National deadline loams.
Continue reading Don’t Chop Spinach Really Fast after a Glass of Wine
A while back I wrote a post about collecting old wooden spools. Why does any collector collect?
I don’t know the answer to that — I just know that because thread is now sold on plastic spools, they aren’t making any more wooden spools. So I save them and sometimes reuse them. Sometimes they inspire me.
Continue reading Retro Thread Rewind