Yarnbombed garden gnome

I was out and about Saturday morning helping re install some rainbow yarnbombs that had been hacked down (story here). I couldn't resist putting a little yarnbomb on this gnome in a local store.

Monday Morning

and I got up very very early eeeeeek! Time to trike and then work in the studio.

Going back to Dayton Art Institute later this week to yarnbomb with some pals, jafapal

Retro Corner: Painted Stones Old and New


Dear Visitor, thank you for visiting and my apologies. Unfortunately due to the continued infringement, mining and exploitation of my images by individuals, spammers and companies I no longer have the incentive to show my photographs and artwork.

Good Housekeeping NeedleCraft Magazine 

Winter 1968-69

Back in the day yer grannies were painting stones and today we are still painting

Craft Activism and small protest signs

 In our (jafagirls) frustration at the sudden news of ALL the trees being chopped down on the high street section of Xenia Ave in Yellow Springs we did what we often do,turn to our art/craft as a means of expression. So we made 14 or 15 felt patches that have various quotes on them, and attached them to the trees. One was quoted in the Dayton Daily News article Proposed removal of the trees

My Knees Know and Angry Man Attacks Yarnbombs

I can now attest to the fact that the bike trail in Yellow Springs, Ohio does indeed go uphill both ways, phew! What a glorious trail to ride my new trike bike and so lucky to have it nearby.

Local gossip

According to a couple of eye witnesses, 6:30am Friday morning a clean cut looking young man in his mid thirties wielding a knife was marching down Xenia Avenue  angrily hacking down every

East Bay Express:Best Tattoo Shop 2012!

East Bay Express Best of the Bay 2012 "Best Tattoo Shop"!!!!Thank you to all of our loyal clients! 

Hot Morning at the Dayton Art Institute

I won't repeat everything Nancy said on our Jafagirl website, but it was HOT. I've never yarnbombed something so fast in my life, faster than you can say,"don't get yer knicker's in a knot", which I did by the way.

knitting, crochet, applique and embroidery on craft felt 

We did several installations outdoors, the Hero Tree, lights out front, and the Admiral of the Blue tree which is a nod

What Represents YOU!

 Really like the idea of a biographical artifact box, and breaking it down into decades. 

I do feel an unease with the promotion of an product using an artist, but it does beg the question does a product represent you? How would you incorporate that into a display case about YOUR life?

The word context keeps creeping into my thoughts, and what is my art saying, and then I read Andy

Craft Felt Magic

It's amazing what one can do with a little craft felt.  The colours make this POP, don't you think?  Nancy and I drew out designs in red and were trying for the damask baroque wallpaper look. This is  55"x 26" panel for a larger project that I am doing with Jafapal Nancy.  Using gel medium to glue the red pieces on would have worked, but since gel medium now costs an arm and a leg and this was

Felt Tongues and Pens and crafty stuff

I know, I know, it's wierd! It's just that I volunteered to make a collection box for the YSKP, and then I was given three of these papier mache heads instead. Volunteers are going to walk around Cirque Carnival with these in hand. Where on earth am I supposed to put the sign,Feed the Arts?

 Aha, on the tongue.

 Hope they like it.


 and I am doing fabric marker pens for another

Lazy Day Doodles and Sigara börek

Yep, it was Sunday and I just doodled aimlessly, going with the flow.

Sketchbook Page

and in the afternoon 

 Sigara (Cigarette) börek

A Deliciously Simple Pastry Snack

Made with Filo Pastry and Feta Cheese

1/2 lb filo pastry1-1 1/2 cup feta cheese1/2 cup fresh parsley and dill1/2cup veg oil for frying 

In bowl crumble and mix feta cheese with parsley and dill. Lay out three

Holiday Vacation

Happy 4th of July! We will be closed July1-July 4. See ya all Thursday July 5 at 11am!

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