It’s Installation Day! The happiest of all days. *\o/*

Okay, maybe not with the snowpocalypse part 54864115564 having happened yesterday/early this morning or the Epic Ear Infection to End All Ear Infections.

…how did my brother survive into adulthood getting these things as often as he did as a kid?

But, yeah, Installation Day!  There should be balloons and confetti and the Stark Dancers reenacting scenes from Moulin Rouge in the background.  Or, at least, a really massive chai.

I’m not picky.

For those of you who maybe aren’t as caught up on my shenanigans as others, today I’m installing (after a brief delay that involved some confusion about the space between the Northcoast Gallery and the building it’s housed in) a large chunk of my spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement series.  So, scads of excitement.

I’ve also got the Heart Meets Heart Gala tonight, installation of my piece for NWTC’s ArtWalk tomorrow, and ArtWalk, the Artisan Market at ArtWalk, and a spinning class on Saturday.

Can we say “epic people hangover?”  I know you can!

Again, made all the better by the Epic Ear Infections.

My life.

And, in other somewhat related news, I finished this huge piece that I’d been working on.  Here it is:

spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement: Year of the Snake
2013
fiber, fabric, copper wire, jewelry wire, nylon cord, plastic-coated electronics wire, handspun yarn, commercial yarn, spray paint, dryer tubing
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame

He’s kinda hugely huge, right?  And he expands into space and had several ways to be installed.  I’m so proud.

Okay, I should go do things like get the last of my stuff ready so that I can go install today.

Courage.

series close-ups

Presenting spindle’s work, Zellandine’s denouement.  Up close and personal.

For y’all’s joy and art-ness.

Okay, I know that I showed y’all an installation image, but meh, wouldn’t y’all like to see them closer?

spindle's work, Zellandine's denouement: the moss from Allerleirauh's tree
Katrina ('Trie) Blasingame
2012
mixed fiber art batt from Hello Purl (spun by me)
spindle's work, Zellandine's denouement: first born
Katrina ('Trie) Blasingame
2012
commercial yarn, plastic-covered electronics wire
spindle's work, Zellandine's denouement:
100 years in the tower
Katrina ('Trie) Blasingame
2012
copper wire, wood sphere, spray paint, carded (by me) fleece, yarn from Interlacements
spindle's work, Zellandine's denouement: Midas' beanstalk
Katrina ('Trie) Blasingame
2012
commercial yarn, spray paint, recycled tin can, wood sphere, carded (by me) fleece
spindle's work, Zellandine's denouement: mermaid's garden
Katrina ('Trie) Blasingame
2012
commercial yarn, yarn from Interlacements, recycled cardboard cones, spray paint, spray glitter
spindle's work, Zellandine's denouement: Oyster emotions
Katrina ('Trie) Blasingame
2012
recycled bottle caps, recycled (and gutted) lightbulbs, carded (by me) fleece, spray paint, spray glitter
spindle's work, Zellandine's denouement: from straw to gold
Katrina ('Trie) Blasingame
2012
spray paint, recycled cardboard yarn cones
spindle's work, Zellandine's denouement:
ambulatory mushroom forest (detail)
Katrina ('Trie) Blasingame
2012
yarn (dyed and spun by me), copper wire, plastic-covered electronics wire, wooden sphere, spray paint, silk/stainless steel yarn from Habu

Here’s the full piece:

spindle's work, Zellandine's denouement:
ambulatory mushroom forest
Katrina ('Trie) Blasingame
2012
yarn (dyed and spun by me), copper wire, plastic-covered electronics wire, wooden sphere, spray paint, silk/stainless steel yarn from Habu

So, yeah, that’s the series so far.  There’s more pieces coming, probably for the next quarter at the ARTgarage.

Oh, also, I build a knitty knotty today out of PVC pipe. <–Melissa from Hellp Purl has one; that’s where I got the idea.

And, if y’all are looking for something to do this Friday:

Come to Circus Nerve.  You know you want to. *wriggles fingers tentacles hypnotically*

Courage.