Friday, July 10, 2009

I of the NEEDLES

The Guerrilla Girl in Me
is located on Corry Street outside IN A FRAME
I decided to do a mini version of the camo doll knit graffiti. It's amazing how many people pass this box and NEVER notice it, so it is one of those quiet little art pieces hanging around town. I kind of like the idea that it blends in so well people don't notice it, but when they do I hope it is a nice little surprise.

Clickety Clack Clickety Clack
So go the knitting needles as the jafagirls get ready to replace some tired looking knit graffiti on Dayton Street.


Tiny, weenie, miniscule sculptures by Willard Wigan, amazing, but I think I will stick to just using the needle to sew with.

This is Cool
I was included in the 100 Best Scholarly Art Blogs on the Online University Reviews website. Although it doesn't specify why I want to thank the reviewer for including me.


Art said...

I love it when I suddenly spot something like the camo doll or street art where I don't expect to--the discovery of it and the surprise are part of it.

Fiona Leonard said...

Love the sketchbook page. You've done a great job.

Bill Evertson said...

Great piece! Probably your inclusion to 100 best scholarly blogs is due to the descriptive phrasing from the right side of that work. ;-) I think the muse is doing a super job of navigation.

ckw said...

WHY? because I always learn so much and am inspired when visiting you here!and lots of others do,too. Thanks.

JafaBrit's Art said...

was it your ckw who did the review?

Debrina said...

Hey Clever Clogs - well done on the scholarly front! AND that embroidered sketchbook/journal page is INCREDIBLE! Such gob-smacking detail! You really really ARE amazing.
Now I'm look'n at that camo doll thinking...I need to do some guerilla art...where should I put my piece...? Muh ha ha

Lady P said...

what a deft hand you have at the stitchery - that was a huge undertaking with the page out of your journal and it looks incredible
I think that you have really impressive links and information on your site, so I applaud your inclusion and that it isn't a surprise at all

cynthia said...

Love the embroidered sketch page - wow - the detail!

Lana Gramlich said...

Congrats on the inclusion. I love your "tucked away" art. I used to do something similar, but different. I formed the FLF; Fairy Liberation Front. I'd buy a whack of dollar store fairy statues, then leave them out in various natural settings; on certain rocks, tucked into a tree's roots, etc. Never got to see if they were ever noticed, but I hope someone got a kick out of it at some point.
FYI, although I'd decided to quit art altogether, I've been drawn to paint, regardless. Perhaps it's the removal of all stress regarding the subject that's moved me. Who can say? Regardless, let's keep in touch. I don't have much blogging time these days, but you can always e-mail me at

leanne pizio said...

Congrats on the award!
And I just love the sketchbook pages. Amazing and so original an idea. You always amaze.

JafaBrit's Art said...

thanks Debrina, if you leave something out I hope you share a pic with us.

Lady P, I balked starting it, but then I really got into it, now I miss doing it lol! It has taken me a few days to even want to start another.

thanks cyn, leanne, :)

Lana, lovely to hear from you. I LOVE the flf concept, just wonderful. I think yes, the stress removal really helps get back to what is at the core creatively.

ria said...

Wow, that sketchbook-piece came out impressively wonderful! Love the little camo doll! Should have more of those around everywhere :) + Congrats on the inclusion! Rock on!

L.M.Noonan said...

I know I've said this before but...I love your embroidery sketches. They almost inspire me to document my stitched text works that I've been making in a sporadic fashion since the late 70's. I say almost because they are nowhere near as interesting as your work.

JafaBrit's Art said...

Loretta, I love stitched text (did you see Tilleki Swhartz' work), and having seen your writing I can't imagine it NOT being interesting.