So, a pretty decent turn out at the ARTgarage despite the Wisconsin weather being its typical can’t-decide-if-it’s-gonna-snow-or-rain-or-be-ridiculously-bright-and-cherry self. (FYI: It’s snow right now. *SIGH* What-EVER.)
So, if y’all have been following tentacle-made studios at home via Facebook, Twitter/Vine (I’m triesquid on Vine too.), or Tumblr*, you’ll already be fairly versed in all of this, but meh, feel free to skip ahead to the videos if ya’d like.
*I always feel like I should explain about my Tumblr. It started out as a on-the-go, more-free-wheeling art blog and has quickly become a weird hybridization of my studio practice, activism, art morgue, fic and poetry (some written by me and some not), and fandom artifacts (which are important because my art practice is informed by Visual Culture/Popular Culture and fandom iterations of VC/PC have become a part of that for me with fandom’s critical thinking and free-range creativity), so my Tumblr is a bit wild and wacky.
So, stuff sold, which is kinda a nice change of pace, and I’m starting to thing about revisiting the idea of the plushie unnamed friends since I had a bunch of kids kinda go mental over the fungoid owlets.
I dunno. I think the other unnamed friends could translate nicely to something Ugly Doll-esque.
And, that’s kinda beside the point. Gallery Nite debrief–GO!
Miss Zoe from Knits by Zoe and ‘Lain (We went to art school together.) came out and spun with me. It was nice. I don’t get to spend enough time with either one of them since they live in Green Bay, and I’m way-the-way out in BFE-Shawano.
This was my display filled with all sorts of fun things, which the break down was basically–
14 art batts, 10 drop spindles, 5 ball-winders, and 4 knitty-knotties (which I misspelled on the tags because I can never decide if “knotty” has one t or two–what can ya do?).
Additionally, there was some handmade jewelry, fungoid owlets, button packs, and plot bunnies.
Here’s a better idea of what the display looked like. That’s ‘Lain in the back–fighting with her wheel.
And, speaking of Hello Purl (I could explain the tangent, but I don’t wanna! Mwhahahahahahahaha!), there’s evidently a new Arts Events website being developed called something like “Whoa New”. I didn’t quite catch their name, but I did have a nice chat with the Writer and Photographer (who we’re having a One-Degree of Separation thing). So, that’s exciting and totally something that the area needs, like whoa.
Also, my very own Gnome is going to be the musical entertainment at the June Gallery Nite, so yeah, y’all should come out and listen to him play.