Monday, October 12, 2009


so do it yourself... my next project is going to be about my response to my boyfriend joining the army and my need to shelter someone who i'm not allowed to or able to protect.

so my little how to show is about knitting: as you may know i love to knit and i've started using knitting as a new/useful tool i've incorporate into my artwork. so here's a really sweet video from youtube on how to knit: []

also [] is a great website with photos and great explanations on how to cast on, knit and bind off.

also just for fun.. well brent think its fun: in the army you learn
how to take your rifle apart to clean it and then put it back together. so for another new skill you can learn is how to field strip an M16 (standard issue american army rifle) at: [] normally these are timed exercises, which i guess could be fun if you're fast.

so i've been checking out some embroidery artists like Isabella Rengifo, i'm really fasinated about how this craft has become a new way to draw or paint for her.

also i've been looking at Jennifer Cecere, who is very into doilies, which is really curious. also her work plays with scale making me think about all its potential. The oddity of having a huge decorative object not in its usual setting is just wonderful.. and very curious.

also i didnt get a chance to write about the work we didnt discuss at critic:
ashley: sooo beautiful! loved how home-y and hand made it felt. also i know it didnt turn out as you expected but i think its still great. i love the beading so maybe add more next time, because my favorite part is when it starts to become a little more 3D.

lauren: i really like multiples, something about repetition is just really soothing. i'm not sold about the presentation though... maybe on the wall or suspended?

abby: EWWW... its was creepy and icky but intriguingly small.. i did find the green a little distracting because it was so bright it made me think halloween instead of stomach guts.. but still really weird and interesting. i didnt like it but i found myself coming back to look again.

elise: weirdness... where's the rest of the body?? i like the idea of using other materials like the plastic-y stuff around the ribs but this particular type is confussing to me, maybe because its orange or has stuff in it... not sure. but pretty creepy

pam: cool glazes and a nice variety of sizes. everyone knows how skilled you are at pottery so show us something crazy! use the wheel to create less conventional shapes and forms.

tis all for now

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