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On November 20 I was a guest speaker for “Artists as Activists and Change Agents” class for Human Ecology at Otis College of Art and Design. I focused on Full Circle: re-birth of a tree, how it lead to wearable art. Plus I surprised the student by giving them 45 minutes to create some wearable art. Afterwards we held a fashion show and photo shoot! It was super fun. As soon as I said start they started running like they were on Project Runway.
They made some fantastic pieces. A working rain coat. An outfit for royalty. A prom/wedding dress. And an array of accessories including a working belt! All out of discarded items I brought to class. They were all given one element as a theme and one plastic tablecloth as a base.
Started the new year out right by making art! A Piece of Me is a new art exhibit from Yarn Bombing Los Angeles and Dreameco Crafts (Amy Bauer and Richard Hecht) along with our knitting guru Britta Amundsen and other yblaers opens January 27. And once again I’m yarnbombing a tree!
An outdoor installation facilitated by Yarn Bombing Los Angeles
In conjunction with New Threads: Perspectives In Contemporary Fiber Art Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University
January 27-March 17, 2018 Opening Reception Saturday, January 27, 2-5pm
I also believe we have a YBLA workshop on Saturday, February 17, 12-3pm in the same location as above.
Here is a sneak preview of our work… hope it entice’s you to stop by to see it on the tree!
This year for our second wedding anniversary we kept it local and simple. We went to dinner in the neighboring town, walkable. Somewhere we both love that is a bit pricey. I made my husband a cozy for his french press out. Using two interior design fabric samples, some extra trim from another project and a tiny bit of velcro left over from projects so old I was surprised I had any left! It can out so perfect that it not only kept the coffee hot for his second cup, that it works on the new french press he bought after the original one cracked and then broke. Maybe one day I will start working with glass so I can just make him a new one when this one cracks. Probably not. ha ha
This one is a little taller, but it still keeps the coffee warm1