Thursday, March 24, 2011

Project Cabrini Green

Project Cabrini Green is a community light installation collaboration spearheaded by Jan Tichy and created cooperatively by neighborhood students through ThaBrigade Stamps, Cabrini Connections, Marwen, and After School Matters.
This Monday evening, March 28th, the light installation will turn on at 1230 N. Burling St., and the website will go live.
Read more here.

Art History Comes Alive

Happened to stumble upon this crocheted version of the Venus of Willendorf by melbangel on Etsy. Pretty awesome.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's a Zip!

This morning I discovered my jacket's zipper pull to be missing.
This afternoon my friend Chris and I stopped in the Lego store for kicks.
Chris sweetly presented me with one of the three Admiral Ackbar key chains he purchased. (He has a bit of an obsession with their key chains.)
Amused by my new miniature buddy, it dawned on me to remove the key ring.
Admiral Ackbar is quite handy.
Thanks, Chris!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Patio Theater re-opening

A Chicago neighborhood movie theater, The Patio Theater will be re-opening next month!
Find out more in Timeout Chicago's feature in the latest issue. Or visit The Patio Theater's facebook page.
It's a beautiful building. How terribly exciting that it has been restored to its 1920's glory! Can't wait to step foot in it again.

KCAI Fiber job opportunity

Hey Fiberinas!
There's a job opportunity in the Fiber Department at my alma mater, the Kansas City Art Institute.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Community Binding at North Branch Projects

Come on over to North Branch Projects this afternoon for Community Binding! Work on your own project and bring a friend. Community Binding is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays at 3550 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. It's free!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Woman- or Minority-owned Business Certification Workshop

Last night I attended a Workshop on getting certified as a Woman- or Minority-owned Business presented by ArtHouse Chicago and Women's Business Development Center.
It was very gracious of Melissa Stanley of ArtHouse Chicago to host such a useful workshop. The evening was an encouraging stepping stone forward in starting a business.
Meg Herman of the Women's Business Development Center had some constructive advice to offer the group. It's exciting to know that there is such a resource as the WBDC available.
I'm looking forward to swinging by Natalie Boyett's The Chicago Weaving School in the near future. How exciting that there is another Fiberina in town AND she runs a textile school! Awesome!
The other great thing about the workshop was the interesting women I met, who are all at various stages of running their own business. What a reassurance that we all CAN do this.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coffee Tabletop Studio

Since space is at a premium and needs to be multi-use, the studio has temporarily set up shop atop a coffee tabletop.
For kicks, I've begun making pasties. Hence all the spangles and tassels talk.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Prayer Shawl

This is the prayer shawl which was completed last month.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Spangles & Tassels

The first wave of supplies for my year-long project "Spangles & Tassels" are here. Ready to be amusing and silly: check.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Whimsical Gift Wrapping

Here I had some fun figuring out how to gift wrap a beer bottle tree. The before and after:

Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter Studio

November and December were good, productive months in the studio. The hands kept busy with a prayer shawl, a crown, and two handmade books.

Top Right: The crown blocked out before joining in the round.
Middle Right: Crown yarn detail.
Bottom Right: The coronation before the wild rumpus started.