Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I have wool and I felt. So, I came up with these felted breast pads. I used a Merino-Corriedale wool bat for the base and embellished the top with colorful tussah silk top and merino wool roving. Because this is an experiment, I made them in two sizes. I hope they work out well for her.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Many have been critical of the exhibition by saying they felt like they were in an Ikea showroom. At first glance it may be easy agree with this comment, but any second thought would prove this notion wrong. I believe the curator and exhibition designer may have been able to help extinguish these ideas by removing duplicate items and refraining from displaying objects in a symmetrical fashion.
One thing I was very intrigued by was this table that was used for the display. I am always attracted to stylish designs that use inexpensive, everyday materials. The table was constructed from 2” thick plywood. The two white legs were galvanized pipe screwed into bases that were screwed into the table. I like it so much, I may have to make one for myself.
First there were these amazing benches that were bails of old clothing. Next, the tables were topped with crumpled wire mesh which acted as a vase for a few Tillandsia plants, also know as air plants.
The benches reminded me of this very interesting recycled clothing chair I saw a while back that was designed by Tejo Remy. Besides the great use of recycled materials, I really liked how these designs created new uses for ordinary materials.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
These earrings are sterling silver hoops that I have adorned with Garnet and Carnelian gemstone beads.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
The American Museum of Ceramic Art, in conjunction with it’s exhibition Rudy Autio, In the Round, is hosting a Drawing in Clay workshop. Designed for adults and families, people may drop in at anytime during scheduled hours from 11am – 4pm.
American Museum of Ceramic Art
340 S. Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91766
Monday, February 05, 2007
The first type I purchased were like these split lock markers. The ridge on them was so wide that they created ladders in my knitting.
Next I purchased some metal rings with beads dangling from them that were akin to these. They were really pretty, but I found the dangles were a bit cumbersome and only added extra weight to my project. Extra weight is a problem when you are prone to tendonitis.
Finally, after being unable to find my pile of markers, I ended up tying my scrap yarn into loops. This works perfectly for me. They are extremely inexpensive, and I can color code them for meaning. Green can mean the beginning of a round, red can mean the end of a cable etc. The only downfall to these is if you knit by touch, yarn stitch markers do not have enough texture to tell you hands to ‘do the next thing’.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
First were the colorful New Works in Pastel by Stan Kaplan and Eric Niebuhr at the Mary Goldman Gallery. I have always thought of this gallery as a leader amongst the many on Chung King Road.
Next were the stunning paper sculptures in Organic Transformed by Rachel Portenstein at LMAN Gallery.
Finally, there were a series of captivatingly detailed drawings from Body Swallows World by Aurel Schmidt at Peres Projects.