Monday, March 28, 2011

Faces and Shadows

Started working on a 2" x 3" painting for the Miniature Show in June. Will glaze it with some colour once the Grisaille is dry.

 I love it when the sun shines through the window and shadows dance across the walls.

How's this though, shadow art created from junk, to see more click on the link.

photo by pashasha

Here is some info about the artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I am facing an ugly demon

There was a time when storms & squealing banshees in the night could never wake me, but now my nights seem filled with fragmented sleep and it's starting to take it's toll.

is how this spuggy feels. Hung around Ha Ha pizza with my jafapals, but now I am totally fagged out.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Children's Art in Stitch

I went to the celebration of the knit knot box's return. As local story box ambassador, Jonatha, said:"since the Storybox was a national and international favourite, it was stuffed to overflowing with old and new stories. In fact Dr.Kevin Cordi told those present the contents of the box had to be divided into several boxes in order to handle the huge volume of contributions added during it's two years of world travel."

I had so much fun digging into the box and found the most sweet and charming set of drawings by some 5 year old children in England.  I  decided to do an embroidery version of one of them by charolotte (with permission) and return one to the box,and one to the school it came from.
I am amazed the box was still in pretty good shape.

On April 29th the box with travel to Mt.Vernon Ohio for the O.O.P.'s Conference (Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling). After that it will be permanently housed at the new Urban Arts Space in Columbus.

My Jafagirl Story starts here.

Photo by Scott Kissell

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Observations this St.Patrick's Day

I made a special breakfast for myself as this is my 33rd wedding anniversary, Kippers.

Watched this sweet video

The Dogs were rescued by the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support

Shaking my head at this

Corporate Bullying & Nadia Plesner
Darfurnica (detail), Nadia
Plesner, 2010

It's ironic that Vuitton sues one artist for copyright infringement but on the other hand hires artists who infringe copyright.
The use of this original image was to raise funds for Dafur,and it's re-use in  this painting (which is NOT for Sale) is for educational purposes and promote fundraising.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Telling our Stories

My story is here, a continuous journey expressed with arts and crafts. Right now I'm working on some children's art from the StoryBox Project.

Used with permission.
 As I look at the back of the embroidery it reminds me of how quickly our lives can become untangled and to treasure each day.
How the Red Cross is helping Japan

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sticker Art: Pizza Bunny

I couldn't resist leaving this at my FAVE local pizza place called Ha Ha Pizza

He is blue to match the sign!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hard to Talk about Art

when the world really is turned inside out. The images coming from Japan are truly frightening and this isn't over, there are fires at the Nuclear Power Plant.

Meanwhile I can say I am *blessed* with minor complaints.I seem to be having major probs with editing on blogger for a week or so now grrr. Oh well, since I want to gripe. Sawing a hole in my panel did my back in, and I hate that, so there!

You can see my dog rufus gaping through the cut out shape in the panel. Once it's hung in the alley the brick wall will show through.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

TED: Use art to turn the world inside out

Some of his (JR) projects are amazing, and yes I can see why his work has an impact. The rooftop eyes seem to be treasured by the inhabitants in Africa and the clever solution to wheatpasting in India. I also love the way he considers the placement of the images, and the attempt to change perception.
Listen to his Wish & Participate
I suppose in  our own way (I refer to all yarnbombers), we have done our bit and kinda turned the knitting world inside out :)
Jafagirls got a nice mention in the Crimson Times with some pics about yarnbombing being a new style of urban art.

 I want to thank Fiona for the lovely flowers  and shout out on her on her blog for International Women's Day. I was honored to be included in your list.

 New York New York
 Yep Jafagoil is going to New York and going to be in a movie :) 
That's all I know for now and all I can share wheeeeeee!