Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hello: I still have to do laundry

I still have to do laundry, wash the dishes, bath the dog, update the arts council blog,
pluck me eyebrows
and then there is art making to do
for the Jafagirlart Doll ExhibitI am Mother
Time to Nurture
the seeds of creation
to stitch, to sew, to paint

I had so much doing this doll for Found Art Project. Somehow she ended up being adopted by the Emporium a couple of years ago.
I bought her for 50 cents at a garage sale, painted her, used a marker to do the patterns and then covered her with a resin glaze.

I found this cool exhibit for those into dolls
What a Doll!
"Through the metaphor of the doll,
contemporary artists tell stories,
explore fetishes, and analyze taboos".

A knit without a knot
Due to time constraints Rhod Sharp from BBC Radio Show "Up All Night" could only interview one of us, so Nancy sat by while I blithered on. Haven't a clue what I said. I was so flipping nervous I felt like I was like a ball of wool and coming unraveled, but apparently I made sense (phew!)


San said...

I am most impressed that you were interviewed on the radio. I've been interviewed by the newspaper a couple of times. The good thing about that is they could edit my words!

The dolls are fabulous. I love that you transformed a 50-cent baby and subsequently she found a proper home.


great news about your radio interview, and loving those dolls

Bill Evertson said...

Your continuing fame has even caught on here in CT. I opened my Hartford Courant (main paper here) and was pleased as punch to discover an AP James Hannah piece on pear trees wearing sweaters. Sorry, no pix. Love the dolls - myself, I loved comics and used to swipe them from Sydneys Cigar Store before he banned my 9 year old behind.

Undaunted said...

Yay! I finally got to hear your interview! (Is the Beebs website deliberately complicated or what?)

I like your mother doll. It reminds me of a picture you did of yourself. Is it you?

Kim said...

I got lost on the interview website...drat...I'm sure you didn't blither as much as you thought :)
you're getting some great coverage and exposure in the media....congratulations...the tree looks wonderful...
love the patterns on the doll...they remind me of the body art you see on the islanders of the Pacific..:)

The Lone Beader said...

Chores always get in the way of creating art! Also, great song:)

JafaBrit's Art said...

LOL San, I blabbed on so fast I am not sure they could have edited even if it was taped. I am choosing to ignore even trying to find it and listen to it.

margaret, I just knew YOU would love the dolls.

You sound like a delightfully naughty boy lol and much like my husband. He loved comics too, mainly tin tin, tom mix, and he used to read the brit comcis beano etc.

I haven't even tried to listen undaunted, but my husband tried and gave up. Oh yes, the mother doll is me :) I made her last year, she is a wish doll and I hid all my wishes insider her.

Kim, yes I had great fun with the 50cent doll, she was so adorably ugly too.

ugh lone beader, chores get in the way of being famous too, I mean really I have to answer my own door and telephone lol!

Anonymous said...

Someone in my office just pulled the article from Express, a publication by the Washington Post. (03.11.2008) The black and white photo really doesn't do it justice... you made my day :)

-Arlington, Virginia

Undaunted said...

Oh! What a lovely idea! That is so cute! (Hiding your wishes inside the doll)

I'm glad I'm not the only one who had trouble listening to it! I had to download real player. I got my days mixed up too - I was listening to Monday's thinking it was on Monday night, forgetting that it was actually 1am Tuesday morning! (Which seems like the middle of the night to me)

cynthia said...

I couldn't find your interview either - though I looked and searched at least 5 times. I'm sure you were fabulous!

Thanks for the link to the doll exhibit. I bookmarked it for later to share with my summer clay classes. I'm going to be teaching a mixed media doll class and a marionette class. Should be fun.

JafaBrit's Art said...

Undaunted, my husband made the same mistake and then this morning I was like DUH! it will be Tuesday morning.

cynthia, you will enjoy exploring the exhibit I think. I wish I was taking one of your classes.

Erik said...

This is my first visit to your site. Wow! What a fantastically creative site!?! I will be back. Oh yes...I really like what you did with the doll.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

JafaBrit's Art said...

thanks for dropping by erik, glad you liked the doll. she is a riot huh!

Janvangogh said...

Couldnt find the interview either.

So what is the next project?

JafaBrit's Art said...

hum Jan, what is our next project. I think we will branch out ;)

Dolls. We have a Doll show in June, we have to work on the ChamberPot Gallery, Arts Council stuff, and keep working on free art fridays.

so it is back to doing what we love to do, ART and MORE ART :)

Lynette said...

I love the dolls and woohoo an interview on the radio too! You're awesomely creative lady!! uck, I know what you mean about the chores, they never seem to end and do get in the way of making art!

Undaunted said...

Jafabrit, can anyone join in with Free Art Friday? Do you have a theme for each one? Do you only have it once a month?

dinahmow said...

I hate "baby" dolls as a rule, but had to smile at yours, with her ban-the-bomb foot and extra eyes!
If you JAFAs are interested, there's a brief plug on my blog of a print exhibition.

HMBT said...

I know! I have to do all those chores too and continue to parent as well...what's an artist to do? I've been thinking of running away to an artist retreat and never coming home...nah...I'd come home...someday!
Love the dolls, love the tree, Congrat's on all the press! Whoo-Hoo!
I tried to find and listen to your interview...couldn't do it, but I am sure you were great.

JafaBrit's Art said...

hiay lynette, this knit knot story really hit the roof, we have had calls for so many radio shows. YIKES!
It was very nice to get away for a week with no internet, radio, tv or newspapers.

I am with you Dinah, never been much for dolls, so here I am doing a doll show. go figure LOL!

The Find Free Art Fridays is to help support the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce 3rd Friday Fling. We are not sticking to a theme for it. Before we did Find Free Art Fridays, we were leaving found art anyway, we just decided to concentrate it on that day. I love Rosa Murillo's Found Art Tuesdays and I hope to get back to doing that in the near future.