Friday, February 29, 2008

I See You Peeking

more info
"Peek a Boo"

The Xenia Gazette had a nice little story about our tree sweater in the paper yesterday.
"Local artists knit tree sweater as downtown art project"
by Ron Siemer

Knitting and Crochet Donations
Knitting for the Homeless Compassion Knit
Knitting for Soldiers
List of Knitting Charities and Donations from Interweave Knits
Project Linus-providing security blankets to seriously ill/traumatized children
Snuggles Project provides knitting or crochet for pets in animal shelters

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ArtFul Playing

This is my first attempt at doing an overlay of a photo I took of my daughter. This image reminds me of the the Tattle Tale sayings.

Geordie Version
Tellie Tale Tit
yer tongue'll get bit
aaaal the little dickie birds
will come an have a bit

Scottish Version
Tell Tale Tit
Yer mamma cannae knit
Yer daddy cannae go tae bed
Withood a dummy tit
Dummy tit is a baby's pacifier

Tell Tale Tit
Your tongue shall be slit
All the dogs in the town
Shall have a bit
Tattletale, tattletale
Hanging on a bull's tail
When the bull has to pee
You will get a cup of tea

Hum talking about tea and recent obsessions with knitted things, time for a cuppa and get ready for an interview
(more on that another day will not tattle).
Part of a photo I cropped. Original photo taken Kiriko Shirobayashi of Debbie New's knitted teacup in the KnitKnit Book.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Trees and Art

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Joyce Kilmer

Added this to the tree Monday :)

Tree Proverb: Do not be afraid to go out on a limb ... That's where the fruit is. (Anonymous)Tree Joke: How do trees get on the Internet? They LOG in.

ART STUFF: I am so NOT MOTIVATED, grrrr,gnashing teeth! I think I just want to PLAY! YES! will clear out studio and prepare to PLAY!

If you want to see some cool links about the exciting things happening in the knitting world and some of the questions or comments I have heard regarding tree sweaters visit the jafagirls yarnbombing page.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Hanging around the Knit Knot Tree

Nancy and I were hanging out at the "knit knot" tree yesterday and a skateboarder asked me if I was one of the guardian grannies? arg! like I need any more names, but he had seen one of our tags. Err, hum! I don't think I fit the description LOL! but I don't blame him considering how this photo in the Yellow Springs News looked, arg! Maybe I should walk around sticking me tongue out, I look much better that way.

Isn't the tree coming along great. We met a young woman who told us she had added one of the bands to the tree. People are LOVING the tree sweater, although I did hear someone was having conniptions about it hurting the tree and talked to the tree committee about it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Document for Traveling Exhibit

"ID therefore I AM"

I am everything you say I am and I am not. I am what you choose to see.
I finally got my piece done for the traveling exhibit called 'Your documents please'. To see another document with a different take on it, please visit the failed painter. While Loretta's theme is "'the stateless person' mine is centered on the mercurial nature of our Identity, and how it shifts and changes depending on the politics/personal agenda's of those who are looking. We don't know whether those labels makes us a friend or a foe. We don't have control of what is written in files about us, no recourse or means to challenge, no knowledge of whether those labels are a good thing or a bad thing, but then it could be both depending on whose looking.

The front and back covers are made of wood, painted an glazed a dirty grey. The front piece is an old computer part than has a dial that spins, oil on canvas for the eye inside the watch face, India ink washed paper, and wax thread binding.