Saturday, December 25, 2010

VB Studios Slouchy Beret

I finished my first VB Studios knitted hat. It goes along with the hats Joshua painted for his art exhibition. This slouchy beret is hand knit by me in Berroco Inca Gold yarn, a combination of wool and silk. Luka and I produced a VBS label and I sewed it on.
A true VBS original

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This past summer, I made a number of vases. I used the fleece that I had dyed and blended on my Louet drum carder. I used quite a few vases in my sculpture, but I still have some left. I thought it was fun blending the different fibres and seeing how they would felt.
I wet felted first, then needle felted, then wet felted again and continued this process till the piece looked how I wanted to look.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Faces

Not all the faces I made turned out well done. This one wasn't as successful as some of the others but it fit into the installation. Since they hung from a chain from the ceiling it wasn't so important that they were perfect. The effect of walking into a dark room and having these faces hanging at eye level was a bit unnerving, but then, so was working at the Waldorf school. It fit.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Now that classes are done till January, I have time to play with my wool and try and load up my etsy store again. I spent some time blending and carding the various colours, but when I came to photographing them, I couldn't get a good picture. I guess I have to build myself a photo box. I liked this picture and thought about posting it on etsy, but figured some people wouldn't like the messy art desk that much so I scrapped that idea and decided to post it here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sculptural Painting

This is part of my sculptural painting. Looks way cooler photographed as its quite small . I had to hand it in for painting. I was trying to get the wool to look like an abstract, but it's not that easy as I have to work with glue or acrylic medium in order to hold it down. The wool, of course, gets stuck all over my fingers and it doesn't always stay where I want it to. I guess its the surprise factor like when doing paint pours, you never really know how they are going to dry. The second picture is a detail of my big abstract painting. Too bad the whole painting isn't that interesting.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fine Art & Craft

This is my last sculpture for this term. I decided to make podiums as I have not resolved my desire to make more classical looking sculptures. I welded the three podiums because I like them and wanted to and when they were empty they reminded me of art theory. The one on the right was our conception of fine art, the middle one was craft tradition and the last one was contemporary installation. So I went with that theme and created felt pieces to go along with it. Though contemporary installation isn't felt.
I was really happy with my welds. I just love those round disks so I went back to Action Metal hoping I could find some more even though there was snow on the ground. Luckily, they were under a massive pile of metal scraps untouched by the white flocks. I have learned that when we find interesting pieces, it might be a good idea to hoard. I would never be able to cut those circles so precisely with the plasma cutter.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


This one was hanging from the ceiling along with a few more. The installation was dark and it wasn't supposed to be a comfortable place to be in. Life isn't always comfortable.