Wednesday, November 28, 2012

World of Threads...piece for sale

Hi All,
I am missing my studio time as I have been busy doing other "business" stuff. So much of what I do is, sadly, not in the studio! I will do a complete update tomorrow (promise), but in the meantime, wanted to share a piece with you.

I sent a couple of pieces for the big World of Threads event and I have some inquiries about the piece on the invitation image...well, it had been sent off without a full image...I know, I know! I need to follow my own advice to never send a piece out without an out-of-the-ballpark great image. Sooo, here is a full shot of the piece. It is small, so easy to find a wall space for (hint, hint) at 12 inches by 12 inches. It is for sale for $250 and I will ship it for free!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

What's up

A new little hip bag I made yesterday...
The back of "new little hip bag"

The kids are home today for a PA day, so it feels like a Saturday. I ran around and tidied and vacuumed in the attempt to bring some sort of order to the house. It is mid afternoon and we are all still in our PJ's. This evening at the local Waldorf School there is a artists/craft vendor event and I will go to sell some wool and display some hats. Certainly not something I usually do, but I love the community and selling wool to people makes them happy! I pile the table high with half ounce balls in a big rainbow and it feels like a candy store! I will then have a wee glass of wine with an artists group...not bad at all. More later...

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Stuff...

I have been playing around with some stuff and still have a great deal to explore. I am using some new materials (wax and resin), and am running out quickly using them on the big monster in my studio, aka, the Behemoth. In for a penny, in for a pound? It is a process and I am picking away at it as I create other work. I look at it and think it is looking sloppy and look forward to having all the elements in place, so I can do the final clean-up and fine tuning that really make a piece well-done, in my opinion.

Working in a new medium for me and combining it in a unique way at least makes me feel as though maybe, just maybe, there are fewer "rules" to follow. That is what I keep telling myself. Oh, I know...there are really no rules, but yes there are...I still want people to think my work is well executed, clean, precise. I should not care but, alas, I do very much. I am a bit like in progress. I'll keep you posted...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What's New...

Well, given my last post...I switched gears a bit. made some HATS, which I do to clear the cobwebs, it seems! Sometimes it is bags or scarves...or all the above. I also had a whole sale wool order to fill so hours balling up wool was a timely distraction.

I did revisit the behemoth again today. I have not given up on it. At this point, I have materials and time invested and will proceed as the alternative seems an utter waste. It is still ugly right now. Not in a creepy-weird-good-ugly way, just an ugly way.

I did execute a little side project that did leave me feeling hopeful and allowed me to see behemoth in new light. That was good. Here is a work is percolating!!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ahhh. The unsuccessful.

(okay, this made me LMAO)

It is one of those moments when you (think you) have a brush with greatness. An idea comes about that seems pure genius. You ponder, you plan, you begin execution and things look good...and then it all goes to hell in a hand basket.

Oh, has happened. "How is this possible?" I ask to the heavens, as materials have been wasted and my piece hangs from the ceiling like a crooked bleeding lump of...not sure what. Oh, perhaps it could be salvaged. Do I devote more time into this failing behemoth or shall I cut my losses and move on? The sad thing is that it is currently living, dwelling, and nesting in my cerebral cortex and haunts me...must I destroy it to rid myself of this epic fail?

Ah, yes. I have been telling you all of "new work to come" "exciting new direction", well, my dear followers, it is a work in progress! Aren't we all!!

On an UP note...I will be in the Australian felt magazine and have another exciting project I cannot speak of yet, in the works...I'll keep you posted! <3>

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Sunday, November 4, 2012


funk·y 2  (fngk)
adj. funk·i·er, funk·i·est
a. Having a moldy or musty smell: funky cheese; funky cellars.
b. Having a strong, offensive, unwashed odor.
2. Music
a. Of or relating to music that has an earthy quality reminiscent of the blues.
b. Combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.
3. Slang Earthy and uncomplicated; natural: "At the opposite end of Dallas's culinary spectrum is funky regional fare" (Jacqueline Friedrich).
4. Slang
a. Characterized by originality and modishness; unconventional: "a bizarre, funky [hotel ] dressed up as a ship, with mock portholes and mirrored ceilings over the beds" (Ann Louise Bardach).
b. Outlandishly vulgar or eccentric in a humorous or tongue-in-cheek manner; campy: "funky caricatures of sexpot glamour" (Pauline Kael).
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Some new hats...just 'cause

 Hate to break it to Patty, but she IS going to have to get off the resist.

The grey one is a repeat design like one I sent to Toronto...Ditto on the blue, with some variation. The pink one has a great tri-spike and the green one is some hand-dyed in forest and spring green (concentric circles on both cute.)

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What's goin' on...

Smoky Robinson

Are you singing it?

Last weekend, I toodled off to Massachusetts to surprise a dear friend for her birthday and had to beat it home fast before we faced the possibility of being stranded traveling through NY state. What a mess, those poor people :o(

I took a few days to get me ducks in a row and finish up some pieces, that I am still not sure if they are finished. The last two days, I have felt like playing a bit and with a Winter fair coming up, decided to make a few hats. I am not one to show at fairs etc, as it is just not what I "do", but the only exception is our local Waldorf School where I have been a member of the community for 17 years. I ball up wool to sell and get to chit chat and see the magical space they create. A fun day and cash in my pocket as they gobble up to colourful balls of fluff. I make 1/2 oz. balls and pile them high like a giant wool rainbow. It is pretty irresistible, must say. I think a few hats on a stand will be a nice addition and I know I will hear "oh, are making hats now?" , and I will be internally annoyed. acknowledging this will not make me any less annoyed.

I am working on a lovely green hat now and when done, I will post a picture of them all!

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time to relax

time to relax
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