Pretty simple to do but they sure have a dynamic look when in a set. Nice way to recycle damaged old records, yes? Most of the spin art machines I checked out online switch on and off (and boy are they expensive, well not the toy models), no variable speeds. Mine is larger than the average machine and has variable speeds which gives me a little more control over the paint.
Arg! I want to do it all. Cut, sand, saw, paint, draw, blog, doodle, sketch, embroider, knit, sew, photograph, yarn/craft bomb. I am itching to do some painting, no, there is this one embroidery I want to start. No, I want to make a HUGE stencil of this and put it up somewhere.
Jonatha and Harold Wright are wonderful storytellers and I had another opportunity to enjoy their storytelling at a local Shakespeare Club Guest Day in Yellow Springs, Ohio. They very kindly offered to perform and I send my love and thanks (hope you enjoyed the jam tarts). It was fascinating to hear some of the Japanese Creation Myth stories, Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) dating from 712CE.
Some embroider quietly, some with music but I often like listening to bbc radio documentaries/plays or watching a movie. On my birthday spent late afternoon sewing to a cheesy horror movie. What a groaner!
I also covered a larger ball with red yarn for the yarnbomed/craftbombed tree (inspired by one Bejing Arts Distric in China) in Kings Yard in Yellow Springs.
I wanted to experiment with embroidery on sheer fabric and since it was FOR my sketchbook I didn't really follow the tips for embroidering on sheer fabric
I used mostly long and short stitch and the challenge was to make the back as neat as the front, so NO KNOTS.
I glued an image from Art Forum Ad on the other page underneath.
Jafabrit's Art Collection
I treated myself to a ceramic piece by Lisa Golberg for my birthday and just out of the blue thought he should be called Sid Vicious, something about the beater on his head and being wicked in the kitchen (go figure, maybe some fruedian connection).
The life drawing group is having a show at the Yellow Springs Art Space next month and I thought it would be fun to have an embroidery version of my non dominant hand nude drawing in the exhibit. It is said that drawing with your non dominant hand is good for improving skills. I'll go along with that :)
A friend gave me this skull a couple of days ago and I just had to draw it. It reminded me how out of practice I am though (despite going to life drawing almost weekly).
It's coming along, just have to add a bottom panel and a couple more felt flowers and that's the flower power pole done. I just adore the chameleon Moira made at the last couple of sew in's at Brother Bears Cafe.
Flower Power Central at Brother Bears and we were packed, about 17 of us. Nancy and I tried to put up some flowers but it was so cold we had to rush back indoors after adding the top portion to the pole.
Corner of Corry St and Xenia Ave
Upcoming Film about Street Art
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It's always interesting to look back and realize that what we are doing is not always that new. Perhaps a new twist on things that define/reflect our times, but technically speaking not new. I really like the idea of embroidery becoming a historical document somehow.
"During the 15th and 16th centuries in Italy, needle painting (or nué embroidery) reached a peak. Famous painters such as Antonio del Pollaiuolo designed scenes to be executed by embroiderers." Needlework History.
Pretty much done on this one. Needs a wee bit more stretching, the bone added and that's it before framing. It's funny how the filled in boxes on the right of the skeleton look like another human form (not intentional). I really like the loose drawing effect for the cross.
Traded Karen aka Jafalass for the FAB quilt she made. She chose the ugly doll.