Photography: Giant Hairball

Photo by c.bayrak aka moi

Okay, it's not a real one, although the hair on it is real. My fellow jafa Nancy made it for a prize drawing and a talented local artist, Sarah Strong, was very happy to win it :) She has plans to use it in an art project, which I look forward to seeing. The background was filled in using adobe, but otherwise I haven't altered the photo.

Bizarre Hairball Story

Boo: The old and the new

St.Mary's Church Gateshead

I don't have a particular attachment to All Hallows Eve or Halloween . When I was growing up in England it wasn't celebrated in the way it is in the US. I don't' remember it being a commercial holiday, no trick or treating (that is an American tradition brought by Irish immigrants) and no pumpkins. I don't think my family encouraged participation either (guy fawkes

Using Resin for Painting

I use two types, one is envirotex and the other is Glaze Coat.
Setup: latex gloves, clear disposable plastic cups for measuring, brick, jumbo craft stick for mixing, hairdryer
Paintings:For the above panel painting ((17"x 24") I measured equal parts to fill 14 oz in a 16 oz plastic cup.
For my heart paintings (8"x11") I used equal parts to fill about half of a clear plastic cup (shown below)

Car-less and Visual Literacy

Walking into town on Dayton Yellow Springs Road

I haven't had a car all week so I've been doing a LOT of walking every day, and really enjoying it .The nice thing about living in a village is that everything is within walking distance and you get to notice and enjoy things that one normally sees in passing.
Our village was voted one of the "top ten coolest small towns in America" by Budget

FAF piece: Greed

Lucite box, paper money, plastic skull
made in china stamped on bottom of box

Now that the 6 month obligation for Third Friday Fling in the Springs is over I will be getting back to doing pieces of work that make more of a statement. We were putting out about 20 to 25 pieces of work for free each month, so we had to make quick and fun pieces. The jafa girls will be getting back to

Craftivism: felt skull art

Okay, they are just rather whimsical little things I like to do in the evenings when watching a movie on telly. I mention craftivism in the title because Sarah at The Eclipse Gallery blog brought the subject up and I realized I might be part of an ism movement LOL!
Well not quite, because if you see this artists work it will knock your SOCKS off. What Blythe Church does with felt is quite

"That One"

"What happens when America's airwaves fill with hate? BILL MOYERS JOURNAL takes a tough look at the hostile industry of "Shock Jock" media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nation's political discourse."

Some radio hosts have compared Muslims and Liberals to cockroaches.
There is a history of what happens to a society that starts to listen, to name, to accept that those they

What, NO issues to talk about

box, mirror, mesh, oil on wood

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

Screaming guilt by association
(from those involved with keating five and sat on the board of the Council for World Freedom-The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America.)
"“And that

APW Gallery: Vinyl Record Exhibit New York

These are two of my records in the exhibit.

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