Capturing moments and sketchbook

I love to capture moments and this was one of my fave's from Cirque Carnival in Yellow Springs.  It's been a lifelong habit of recording the world around me and putting them in diaries/scrapbooks, that has morphed into sketchbook/scrapbook and blogging (here, on the arts couuncil blog and jafagirl blog). 

So here I am with bits of my life that may be about as interesting as watching a

New Internationalist Planner

 Was so happy to see that my street art sticker "mutiny against conformism" was included in this fab New Internationalist Planner.  I thought it was just going to be part of a small calendar, but this planner is so much MORE."This Planner combines a practical weekly diary with images of action and activism – an exciting collection of photos and illustrations to reflect the cultural richness

1970's Vintage Cat Embroidery

Back in 1970, when even buying a banana was a luxury we could ill afford and I was consumed with the ills of poverty and tragedy,I found a way to create. Not from kits or patterns,but scraps of thread I scrounged and an old pillowcase.  I don't know where I got the pattern for the cat embroidery. It wasn't a transfer (couldn't afford that), and I can't remember if I made it up or not?

Yarnbombed Mannequin Hand

After attending the Huichol Painting workshop I wanted to try my hand at doing a 3 D object, so I did a spare hand I had around the studio.

  I couldn't get a hold of the special beeswax/pine resin the Huichol use, so I just used YES paste glue.

Street Art

I managed to get a shot at cirque carnival night of stilt man leaning on our (jafagirl) yarnbombed pole and a pic of my bad

HUH! when did I become AP photographer

Okay Not, but my photo was included in this news article in Politken Denmark 

I guess it was included because they mention the book Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and  Knit Graffiti by Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain

in the article.

reading art by corrine bayraktaroglu originally
posted on Jafabrit's Art. 

you for dropping by.

Just when it seems a distant past

I am happily suprised and reminded that to others it's still new and novel. I'm talking about the knit knot tree (it's in my banner in the middle). My photograph of it is going to part of a German television show in an episode called "around the world" broadcasting on the 22nd October.  It was also picked as one of the graffiti knitting greats on craftycraftytv website-thank you ♥ I really like


Getting the guest room ready for  special visitors ♥ Apple Green for the Walls, and doing a series of three heart paintings for the side wall.

Acrylic on Wood with a glued on piece of reverse painting on plastic.

The colour scheme is based on a turkish ceramic plate that I have had for years and just adore the colours.

 About Iznik Ceramics

Caught in a Trap

or is it?

I've been so involved with embroidery that I've neglected drawing/painting & it's starting to gnaw at my bones.

So what a delight to see Aminah Robinson's exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art and be reminded of how they can be integrated.

Drawing on Paper with fabric, buttons, beads and sewing.

I wasn't expecting to see Aminah's exhibit, but had gone at the invitation of The


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Received a Commemorative Medallion

Yes, this came in the mail.

At first I thought it was some kind of sales pitch and then I read the letter.

It was a token of appreciation from Congressman Steve Austria for being one of the judges in the 2011 7th Congressional District Art Competition.  It was a joy to do, thanks.

Meanwhile in Jafabrit's Studio

I am still plodding along with my embroidery and graffiti

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