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Yarn bombing Chinatown was a blast and utterly amazing. After finally viewing my piece Details I was off to choose a planter to yarn bomb. That was easy. There was one planter that had a tree growing out of it. Yes me and trees we have a thing. Plus Julie Kornblum, a member of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles gave me a thinner piece she had knitted that I used on the tree. The first two pictures are of me at Good Luck Gallery with my previously done yarn bomb project.

In front of Good Luck Gallery Below my artwork Bombing planter Planter bombedYarn bombing tree tree yarn bombing

And the yarn bombs are still up! Artist Patti from Pasadena visited Chinatown recently and shared these lovely pictures with me. It may be sagging a little, but it hasn’t fallen to the ground!

Yarn bombing still up Patti with my Yarn bomb

Ready, Set, Sweater!

One weekend in July was about preparing to sweater bomb planters in Chinatown. I even got Richard Heaven involved! Anyone near me while sweater/yarn bombing gets to help out. Below are pictures of the preparation for (read my previous post for locationYarn Bombing Los Angeles participated in Perform Chinatown. Visit there the yarn bombs are still up!

Yarn Bomb prepYarn Bom Prep IIRichard

 

 

 

Sunday, August 3 was a busy day in the reDiscover Center‘s booth at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market. It was the eighth year and it was quite a celebration. Instead of a DJ there was a live band and a booth to get glitter tattoos! The theme was Country Faire. I had already chosen my project based on the fact that it was International Friendship Day. I believe it worked. We created finger puppets out of empty film canisters, pipe cleaners, and markers. Lots of new friends were made including Kings, Queens, Princesses, flying friends, superheroes, and a dinosaur. I must say this was an activity that was really enjoyed by all. Adult friends too stopped by and created some great samples. I think I will use them to make a mobile.

Here’s a look at some of what was created that day.

Cutting Felt Amy's Sample Finished Princess & Peach American Hero Dinosaur Flying Friend Kings in the Making KingCanister PuppetsAmy & Puppets

Double Chinatown!

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles takes over Chinatown!

I have a wearable sculptural piece in Chinatown and it is for sale!

"Details" Back hanging up "Details" Close-up of top "Details" back laying flat "Details" front hanging up "Details" front laying flat

TITLE:
THIS IS A TAKEOVER!

WHEN:
July 12 – July 26, 2014
Opening Reception July 12, 7 – 10pm

LOCATION:
945 Chung King Road – CHINATOWN – Los Angeles, CA 90012 
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday Noon – 5PM
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I will be yarn bombing as part of Perform Chinatown. Come check out all the events.

When:
July 26, 2pm – 10pm

LOCATION:
Good Luck Gallery
945 Chungking Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thaumatropes at the Market

On Sunday, July 6 at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market representing reDiscover Center I taught children how to make their own thaumatropes with paper, markers, glue, wooden skewers and imagination! They had a blast. More was made than I could take pictures of, they come in spurts. All it takes is one little kid seeing another and they run over. They had great ideas including birds in nests, a spider in a web, fish in tanks, and more. One little girl remembered me from last month’s CD fish craft. This is truly a rewarding event. I look forward to August and learning from the children.

 

reDiscover Center Can DrawingDetermined drawingDrawing concentrationContemplative drawingCelebrating creation Spinning fun Showing off workLittle one creates too

 

CD Fish Sunday

I spent Sunday, June 1 teaching children how to create fish from a paper template and discarded CDs. On behalf of reDiscover Center I went to the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market to work at the craft table. And let me tell you the children started coming over almost as soon as I finished setting up. They have a children’s craft in the same spot every week. So they know where to go. The reDiscover Center is only there the first Sunday, so that is when I will be there. For my first time there I went with an easy project. The children loved it and had a blast. Even the shy ones came over and made art. Even a few who never spoke a word, but got right to the task of creating. And as always when working with children, they came up with some great ideas and learned from each other.

The project consists of coloring in a paper template. Cutting the pieces out and gluing them onto a CD. I also had felt pieces with me so some of the children cut them up and glued them on too. Below is just a tiny bit of what was done. I had no assistant, so there wasn’t much time for taking photos.

My CD fish Serious fish making Fish making supplies Fish making and celebrating Fish making Fish on a string Patterned fish CD fish as an accessory

Sweater Bombing

This past week Yarn Bombing Los Angeles bombed the Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center in Southern California. I sweater bombed a palm tree at the front of the building near the street. The show is titled surroundings and is up until June 26, 2014. Although I heard that the center may want the tree bombs up through the summer! Yes please I say.

Because I don’t knit or crochet my tree was sweater bombed, actually sweater/scarf bombed. I whip stitched sweaters and scarves together. I left the arms dangling so that they blow in the breeze. And I must say they were doing exactly that! Below are some pictures of the installing of the sweater bomb, the opening night, and of the entire exhibit. Trees bombed, textile forest, and maps of LA and other locations plus a weaved volley ball net.

 

YB Manhattan Beach SignYB Installing 4YB Installing 3YB Installing 2YB InstallingYB me & my treeYB Richard, Me & my TreeYB My NameYB ButterflyYB Cat YB Forest YB Granny Squared Tree YB More Trees YB Octopus YB Sweater Map LA YB Tree Flowers YB Tree YBombers and exhibit YBombers

 

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