Since my right hand is out of commission this week I decided to draw with my left hand.
I helped jafapal nancy yarnbomb some rocks in town. I could manage to sew with my left hand since the stitching didn't have to be fancy.
source: Guardian UK photographer ROA
This LOVELY rabbit is under threat by a local council that deems it a blight to the sight.
Yellow Springs Halloween decorations
I'm out of commission this week, no art, no sewing and I think before the week is over I may go bonkers. I know this because it's only been a few hours and I'm going starkers.
for and aft a'll be gannin daft
Long & Short Stitch is one of my favourite stitches, but I'm finding I need to be careful doing it. It seems to aggravate my tennis elbow/carpal tunnel (so flipping annoying) and I will have to take a break from it after I've finished this piece for the jafagirl flower power show at the Emporium.
Charity Shop Finds
I couldn't make this for the price I got it, 99
October Art Box on Corry Street,
Yellow Springs, Ohio
by the Jafagirls
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We removed the flower which got planted very quickly nearby.
March 18th 2010 photo by jafabrit
Someone asked why I didn't throw a pic of the gumwall into my video slide show on youtube. I guess I forgot since the focus was on jafagirl contributions to the alley, but why I forgot this one I don't know because I LOVED this photo.
There are a couple of side shots though.
canvas, faux leather, lace, reverse painted plastic
I did a bunch of these about 5 years ago for a show and they didn't really garner much interest. I can see why. They're decorative but don't really showcase any skill. They did however serve a much larger purpose because I began exploring integrating media. So you could say this was the precursor that culminated in my current exhibit.
Just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to my reception. It was a great comfort to see familiar faces and a joy to see some new one's. As I said I'm usually nervous before a reception but once I got there I just didn't have time because I was yakking so much lol! Almost lost my voice. A special thanks to those who bought my work ♥
It was lovely to meet again
My very first sewing at the age of 5 or 6 in Hetton-le-Hole. It's a needle case that my mum kept and used until now (thanks for sending ma).
I say eek because I'm nervous about doing receptions'.
I saw this painted wall in Ann Arbor and just LOVED it. It's called "the garden" by ellen and leah rulf. Unfortunately I can't seem to find any information or links to share :(
Could make a gorgeous embroidery.
Interview with Dave the Chimp on Positive Graffiti. "For me, the important thing is the experience of making something. What happens to it after it’s made I’m not too
If any of you read Juxtapoz Magazine then you probably recognize the collaged pieces in my sketchbook. Yesterday I played in my sketchbook a bit and then started a new embroidery based on some street art I saw in Ann Arbor.
Talking about Ann Arbor, look what happened to my camo knit graff doll after just a week or two. She got all discombobulated and her face turned white with fright.
Stitch Gasp! Exhibit
"would you, could you" IN A FRAME.
Opening reception at 113 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
October 15th at 6pm until 9pm. Call 767-2962 for more info.
It seems like it takes forever for me to get around to starting a painting, but then I get the prep work done and BAM! I'm off like a mad woman. I am LOVING the process.
Work in Progress
acrylic on plywood
The wood has been covered with primer/sealer front/back/sides.
When graffiti artists grow up-an interview with Chaz Bojórquez
It makes a HUGE difference. I remember doing art in the dining room and yes I could manage it, BUT having a room to store supplies, hang works in progress and sit and work on projects changes the dynamics.
Routine informs the mind and having a routine in the studio is very helpful in kickstarting creative ideas and play. One of my art teachers said he used to just spend 30 minutes sweeping
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