And, if that isn’t some of the most prosaic wanking I’ve ever written. Sheesh.
I’m finishing this year with two new (very intense) works from my studio made in just the last month (and maybe a half…I can’t remember when I started the dress uniform, and I’m feeling to lazy to check).
So, yeah, I’ve been missing again. Busy, busy, and–just for a change of pace–really massively busy.
And, currently, I’m sitting at the Traveling Treadlers spinning meeting not doing anything fiber-related. Because of reasons?
I have all sorts of things to tell y’all, but like I said, I’m out and about.
Oh, what the hell.
So, I was at Definitely DePere, and these are the pictures I took at it.
There are vids too that I’ll upload too.
I’ve also recently finished three new, mixed media, conceptual pieces:
Aaaaaaaaaand, if that hasn’t been enough crazy, I taught a bookmaking class over the weekend, taught a bunch of 4th and 5th graders how to make books, picked up a writing gig with The Rainbow Hub as a media reviewer, and have picked-up another fiber guild/group (that needs a lot of help).
Which our last meeting, Sandy Melroy did a silk painting demo for the group. This is what I did with my sample:
I’m demo-ing bookmaking next month.
So, yeah, all the busy. When I’m back at the studio, I’ll try to be a little less list-y for y’all.
So, been up to my pointed little ears in work: I finished a new piece, and I’m in the middle of two more; the new Quarter is starting at the ARTgarage; I photographed a Supernatural cosplay; Definitely DePere is a week away; and I’m teaching a bunch of classes for the ARTgarage is the following months.
Busy is a squid.
So, I guess, let’s start with the two pieces I’m in the middle of, shall we?
I think they converse quite well. What do y’all think?
Someone I know commented that there is a definite gendering that’s occurring here–she wasn’t wrong.
They go up tomorrow.
Oh, and since we’re talking about the ARTgarage and all, I’m selling art yarn and art batts in the ARTgarage’s gift shop–if y’all need tentacle-made yarn for yourselves since things keep getting in the way of me putting it up on Etsy.
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.
So, yeah, last week I had that opening at the ARTgarage, and I decided that, since I was there and everything demo-ing, I would go ahead an make on of my not-instructional videos for it.
This is what I ended up spinning during the night (It’s not really done yet, but yeah, it’s well on it’s way.)
So. Not-instructional video. <–Please forgive my cinematographer; he’s still getting a handle on it.
Yep. That’s me and my wheel. It’s exciting, yeah?
In other news, I got my acceptance(?) letter for NWTC’s ArtWalk thing.
Please note the question mark. No where in the letter was it clear that this was in any way, shape, or form an acceptance letter. So, really, it was “Here’s when to have your stuff here to be judged, and judge you we will.” letter.
Okay. I’m out. I’m going to go see Skyfall at the Cheap.