don't play with your food to my children
but they didn't listen!
My son and girlfriend did this to my breakfast plate
Embroidery Progress Report
bear is wearing what is considered a british icon,
a knotted hanky that my son wore as a baby one hot sunny day in Texas
Slow and Tedious
That black area is long and short stitch (except I am not keeping all my stitches the same
Jasper Johns receives 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom
The Critic Sees by Jasper Johns
My jafapal Nancy and I have started a blogtalk radio show (eeeeeek) called
Bits & Bobs with the Jafagirls
Origin of Bits & Bobs
Work In Progress
linen, paint, fabric markers
dmc embroidery floss
This is based on the painting I did for the Pub Alley Project
arg! that is the word of the month.
Border for knit knot tree embroidery panel
embroidery stitch dictionary
I would like to claim life has distracted me from doing my usual load of art, but I always feel if you really want to do it you would. I can only conclude my muse wants me to take it slow.
Well, err, I have to blame
Art Babble Facebook Page
"This trailer spotlights the artists Mary Heilmann, William Kentridge, and Yinka Shonibare MBE, offering brief glimpses of an additional eleven, dynamic and engaging contemporary artists."
Yinka Shonibare Website
Back to planet Jafabrit
Valentine Rose in a Bunny Vase
Doing the bottom of the knit knot
a fusion of art and engineering
website with other film examples
Jerry Saltz shares why on Ask an Art Critic
Not sure what I think of his work. Wish I could see it in the real and get a better sense of it's impact aesthetically and technically. I felt this when I saw Jackson Pollock's painting for the first time in a museum. The size and grandeur and beauty can't possibly be shared in an image in a book or magazine. It did
how could this wall look any worse. The graffiti/street art (not talking about gang tagging) is not just a bright spot of colour on a drab delapidated building but it is touching people's hearts and points to an unpleasant reality.
Street Art and Reality on Hanbury Street, London. from Shafiur Rahman on Vimeo.
My street art with the Jafagirls isn't quite as grand but nevertheless
I was perusing a book store in Columbus Ohio and decided to leave a sticker pic of my bad bunny wheatpaste in a graffiti book.
Don't ask me why, spur of the moment thing.
I also can't explain why I LOVE this bad bad bunny wheatpaste so much, but oh well!
Some of my Guerilla Art Mischief
Here in Ohio
doll chair by mark greenwalt
at the Columbus Craft Musuem
It was really hard to choose which chairs I liked most in this really cool exhibit. Talk about intersecting craft & art.
I was fascinated with the shadows as much as the doll chair :)
There in Egypt
From (social network aquaintance) Ahmed Mokhtar
Egypt Twitter Updates
Love this quote on
do I have to have a hand stitched blue sky
it's going to take me FOREVER to do this couching for the sky portion of my knit knot tree panel. Okay, I told myself that this panel might take a few months, and this is why. It's got to be worth it, yes :)
Sometimes old things come in really useful.
And this present from jafapal Nancy was one such item. When we lost power during the ice
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