Saturday, March 14, 2009

What a Trifle

I hung an early sample of the dickie bird on "gulch gal" on Dayton Street for Free Art Friday

And Made a Spooky Trifle for a Dinner Party
Death by Chocolate and it is unfortunate that the sweetness did not sweeten the tongue of one of the guests. Yes folks an art work will result lol! Can you guess?


Radical Crafts
I am doing research on radical crafts for the exhibit our committee (I am part of the Arts Council Art Space Team ) is planning in the fall. I couldn't really find a definition online for Radical Crafts, but it means any craft that is changed or used differently from the accepted or traditional forms.
Felt

I think most people associate felt with felted wool/ crafts.
In doing a search online for felt art the results overwhelmingly point towards traditional crafts.
I did find one or two sites that showed a departure from the traditional.
I like this bacon of hate posted on The AntiCraft! site and this felt prick pin cushion is hilarious.
Here is a little HISTORY OF FELT

Crochet
I think this "Counterfeit Crochet Project" is just brilliant on several levels.

Cross Stitch & Sewing
Radical Cross Stitch Seriously Seditious Stitching
Deeply Superficial People

I suppose this is why knit graffiti/yarnbombing appeals to me in that it takes yarn and puts it into a new context. Is it really graffiti? No, not in the truest sense of the term, but a play on words and the concept.


9 comments:

Undaunted said...

Umm... where do I start? I just can't get that pin cushion image out of head!

About the Death by Chocolate - "it is unfortunate that the sweetness did not sweeten the tongue of one of the guests" - did they... die?

And about dye - I wondered which brand of hair dye you used on the Barbies?! It crossed my mind that you probably just paint it, but it looks so soft and manageable - like one of those hair adverts with Andie MacDowell!

Love the handbags! Brilliant idea!

JafaBrit's Art said...

oh yes, erm than PIN cushion LOL!
The guest didn't die but the conversation and evening did, he was incredibly rude (not in a crass way, but in the I don't tolerate your opinion and put you down kind of way).
the dolls are pray painted white, painted with acrylic. Glad you liked the bags,they are fun aren't they.

Sheree Rensel said...

Jaf,
The PRICK CUSHION caught my eye! That fushia leopard print is very similar to the fabric I used to make my bike seat, headlight, and lock covers for my bike, "Violet".
I RIDE her all the time!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL

http://www.wizzlewolf.com/violet2.jpg

JafaBrit's Art said...

Sheree, your bike is really HOT!

Undaunted said...

Ahh, I see. I look forward to hearing more about it (because I'm really nosey like that) and seeing the work he inspired!

proudsoldiermom said...

I am so glad you found my blog so I could find yours! What a great blog you've got. So many interesting links and pics I'm going to have to spend the whole morning tomorrow going through the whole thing. It means neglecting some housework which is always sad but I'm willing to make the sacrifice. lol
Thanks for the best wishes for Brendan. -aileen

JafaBrit's Art said...

thanks for dropping by soldiermom :)

and yes I think the dust bunnies can wait :)

The Dan Ward said...

I just wanted to leave a quick fan comment and say how much I enjoy your blog. :)

JafaBrit's Art said...

Thanks Dan, I appreciate you popping by and saying hi and worship I mean enjoying my blog hee! hee!