Queen of the Beasties

Beetoe, Queen of the Beasties

Pierre and his moustache model Beetoe

Had fun with the Arty Bollocks Generator

 "As spatial forms become frozen through boundaried and diverse practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the inaccuracies of our condition"

yea, uh huh! that's right.

Meanwhile in Jafabrit's Studio

I'm working on another skull embroidery based on a

How Bob the Rand McNally Driver became a JafaBob

It all started innocently enough, really! Bob was alone in Brother Bears as the Rand McNally camera crew raced around town filming this, that, and everything else.  Not for long though, because the flower power gang was there and Bob felt the power of the flower. Before he knew what was happening, Wham! he had needle & thread in hand and was happily (I knew he was happy because he was smiling)

Yarn Painting Workshop

What fun to get a workshop with expert Huichol Artists' Macario and Francisco.

Francisco, moi, Johanna, Macario and Kai 

(image courtesy of Kai)

We started by drawing out a design on a board, then spreading a beeswax pine resin mix over it. After it's set a couple of mins, the drawing shows through and we started to push the yarn into the wax using a stick with a flattened edge.

Gum Wall News and Yarny LOVE

I couldn't blow a bubble for laughing when Diane took the Pic at the "chew in" for the Yellow Springs News Story about our Traveling Gum Wall. Ewww! people say, but hey, it's been a GREAT fundraiser for the YS Arts Council so far, AND we have sponsors (thank you Toms Market, YS Chamber of Commerce, Town Drug & their distributor Miami-Luken), AND a right lark. 

Yep! WE like to have fun in our

re-purposing junk and old iron on transfers

-->A friend shared this wonderful video about Lindy Lynch and how she got started re purposing and recycling trash into treasures.

Lindy Lynch - InnerViews from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

Boy, my pal Karen hit pay dirt with a huge folder of vintage embroidery transfers (looks like they are from the 1930's -1950's) for a dollar at a garage sale.
 Guess who got them, MOI!
Thanks Karen

milagros and huichol yarn painting

I have always loved Milagros and wanted to make a little spuggy. After embossing it I wiped a coat of black acrylic over it and will seal it with shellac.

 From Avia Venefica's site explaining the

 symbolism of the Sparrow:

"She is a master of flight, and camouflage, and as such the Sparrow teaches us to use our creativity to get around in life - think outside the box, and be

Yellow Springs is a finalist

for the most fun town in the Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road Competion. That's stiff competition considering that many of the places in the running have  HUGE populations compared to our village of 3,500. Just check the Fling in the Springs link or see the pics on the best of the road for Yellow Springs and you will see why.
We also have a fab Public Art Map now.

Yellow Tree for Yellow

International Yarnbombing Day: Inspiring Children Around the World

There are many people who claim yarnbombing is a waste of time, waste of yarn, trite, not real art, and serves no purpose, yadda! yadda! yadda! Okay but what about it's IMPACT and I don't mean the unsubstanstantiated claims it harms trees(To date there is no evidence of this, however there is evidence that burning oil to generate electricity damages some trees, along with fertilizers,pestisides

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