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If you’ve been to my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts recently, you’ve probably see lots of yarn bombing photos. We started a yarn bomb group at the ideaXfactory last fall and since, we meet every week, have been getting lots of projects done. When we found out the St. Patrick’s Day parade is scheduling to...
The little ginko tree outside the ideaXfactory started looking a little sad after it lost its leaves as the weather got colder, so we’ve been adding a few things. Like a tree sweater. Actually it sort of start as a turtle neck I knitted, (heh) and then I’ve been slowing adding arms. My friend Penny...
It’s not often that something I create is controversial. Or perhaps I should say, misunderstood. Earlier this month, in memory for Panbanisha the famous bonobo who knew language through years of growing up in a conversation and story-rich environment created by her human caretakers, Russ and I created Panbanisha.org. Russ knew Panbanisha and her famous...
For those who haven’t heard, yarn bombing about personalizing and colorizing ugly urban public places. It’s non-permanent graffiti knitting and crocheting, and there are active groups in cities around the world, each with their own projects and agendas. My friend Penny first told me about it and suggested we start a group. What a perfect...
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For a long time now, I’ve been collecting photos of groundhogs. These groundhogs live right outside the front door of our studio, and I think also right under the corner of my office windows. When the first one moved in from across the street, we called it a “he.” Then we found out it was [...]
Someone on one of my list-serve emails groups called Quilt National the Holy Grail of the art quilt world. That’s pretty close to true, so it was super exciting to get the news on Monday that one of my quilts was juried into Quilt National 2013. The exhibition is top-notch, displayed at the Dairy Barn [...]
I thought it was silly when I saw this headline on the web, but then I thought — if you are using it as your camera, how do you take the photo? My solution – my old iPhone. So I did a quick self portrait holding the iPhone5. No Photoshop involved, just took the photo, [...]
I’ve been driving to the airport a lot lately. Not to pick anyone one up or fly out of town, but surprisingly, for art reasons. Tonight the Springfield Regional Arts Council is having a big art awards banquet. Happily our friends at Springfield Pottery who run the Claymobile among an huge amount of other arts-friendly [...]
It’s been a crazy few weeks, finishing up quilts for deadlines. August 31 was the Fiberart International deadline, and I submitted three entries. Two weeks later the Quilt National deadline loams. These are both shows I like the enter, but usually the years are different. I guess some show are biennial, some triennial, and then [...]
A while back I wrote a post about collecting old wooden spools. Why does any collector collect? I don’t know the answer to that — I just know that because thread is now sold on plastic spools, they aren’t making any more wooden spools. So I save them and sometimes reuse them. Sometimes they inspire [...]
Rosemary Claus-Gray — “Expressions in Fiber” July 6- August 1, 2012 at the Randy Bacon Gallery – Monarch Art Factory 600 W. College St., Springfield, MO 65806 With over 60 works on display in her “Expressions in Fiber” solo exhibition at the Randy Bacon Monarch Art Factory, Rosemary Claus-Gray utilizes the wide variety of techniques [...]
“Tango with a Technopus” will be on exhibition at the San Jose Quilt Museum’s 2nd International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB) as part of San Jose’s larger ZERO1 festival in Silicon Valley. Opening August 7, 2012 – through October 14, 2012 Opening Reception: Sunday, August 12, 2-4pm ITAB chronicles how emerging artists are combining textiles and [...]
The American Visionary Art Museum is an wonderful place — three buildings of fantastic architecture dedicated to self-taught artists who follow their internal compass. The gift shop filled with art books and vintage toys and gimmicks was alone worth the trip around the Baltimore harbor on a rainy day. They also host weddings (70 a [...]
Talking to my mother on Mother’s Day, she mentioned that she had recently written a memoir for her college class reunion. I asked if she’d send it to me. When the email arrived, I realized I’d been given a wonderful gift — chance to know my mother better in a different time and place. She [...]
It’s great to get these little messages now and then to keep you going. Thanks Little Tokyo, our neighborhood Japanese restaurant, I needed this! All week I’ve been trying to get ready for PechuKucha #6 at the Creamery Arts Center. I’d kind of planned on presenting my 20×20 images of artists’ portraits done in iPhonegraphy, [...]
After hearing the phrase “Keep Your Head in the Game” at a meeting, I spent the weekend thinking about what it meant to me. I suppose it’s probably a sports term, but the phrase reminded me how I’m sure that my subconscious mind can work on creative projects, event when my body can’t. This list [...]
I’ve been working the last few weeks to clean up and organize my studio to make an area for framing and collage art. Actually, the work has spilled out the door of my one-room studio and into the warehouse. Since we don’t have any windows in the warehouse, it’s fun to look at the world [...]
For Valentine’s Day I got a new iPad — well actually I had to wait a month before the new iPad came out, but it was definitely worth the wait! The new iPad has a great camera so I’m trying a new process where I take a photo of hand sketches with the iPad camera [...]