Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fiber Arts Fiesta

I missed the entry deadline myself, but Twilight was on top of things and got into this Bi-annual Fiber Arts show in Albuquerque!! So off we went! We never really got lost on the way persay, but somehow it did take us over an hour to find it, LOL. After much running around, we found where Twi's piece, her Triple Moon Goddesses, was being displayed. See how she looks so cool and very pleased with herself?? Wait for it.....

This was taken 5 minutes later, after much hysterical laughter and crying!!

She won the 2nd prize ribbon (and a check for $10) in her catagory. Oddly enough, the embroidery catagory. Just say "huh".

There were 100's of artists and vendors, and 100's of the most amazing works of art. I couldn't possibly describe or post the magnitude of the fiesta. So here I have picked 3 out of my favorite pieces.

The largest catagory by far was for quilting, and OMG, what they can do with fabric!!!

This one is a combination of paper and yarn. I LOVE it!!! Now I can't wait to play with some paper myself!!

I have never been a huge fan of buttons in work, but here it really works. I have changed my view!! Love the coloring and shapes in this piece. Very Southwest, but not typical at all!!

We left the Fiesta inspired and excited and exhausted!! We came home starving to make art, to get elbow deep in fibers and cloth and begin something new!! The whole weekend, although exhausting, was ultimately exhilerating...like artistic electricity.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Yarn Bombing: Part 2

So after our prep work, we fill shopping bags full of various tags and we hit the streets in pairs around 10:30pm!! Combined, we had over 100 tags, and we tagged sign posts, bike posts, street lamps, trees, bus stops, and meters. Every tag had flowers on it as our signature.

Here's me at a bus stop, we tagged the hand rail.

We took a hundred pictures, it was hard to narrow down which ones to post.

Here's me with a bike post.

Here's me in front of the restaurant "Kelly's".

We called this girl "skiens". Twi and I were going by the Tagger names "Thelma and Louise". I'm Louise, LOL.

Twilight tagging a stop sign.

One of the best parts about being out in the city on a Friday night was the collection of street muscians!! We had live music to bomb to, how cool is that??!!

More street muscians.

Yeah, it really was a party atmosphere!! We got great feedback from people on the street.

Twilight, my partner in crime!!! Fade into white.....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Yarn Bombing: Part 1

Yarn Bombing event for Nob Hill, May 27th. Sponored by the Yarn Shop at Nob Hill. We started working on our bombs or tags about a month ahead of time. We had the measurements we needed to work from. Twilight came to stay for the weekend, (she also had an art show on Saturday, post coming soon.) We met on Friday the 27th at the yarn shop at about 6:30 to put on all of the finishing touches.

We had tables piled high with yarn bombs ready to use.

We had a fairly large group of people working together, ranging from about age 18 to possibly over 65.

We were all practicing our yarny badass-ness, lol.

All of our bombs included flowers, that was our signature. We had hundreds of crocheted flowers of all colors!!

We look alot more serious than we actually were, there was so much laughing and non-sense, it's a wonder that we got everything done, lol.

4 hours just flew by! We had way too much fun!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Albuquerque Botanical Gardens

Cactus blooms are so amazing. The color was ablaze of Mother's Day. I love the cacti we have here in the Southwest.

There were thousands of Poppies and Panseys in bloom.

Ahhh. My favorite. There were several Koi ponds with Lily Pads and Lotus blossoms.

Fun sculptures pop up throughout the park.

Twilight here, resting in the cool shade of the caves.

The dragon sculpture was my favorite!!

Incredible tile work also could be found everywhere. Very inspiring.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

TNT Visit

TNT ( Twilight and Thebes) came to Albuquerque to visit for Mother's Day weekend and to celebrate my 3rd Lupus Anniversary. This is pictures of us. We visited a sacred land preserve on the outskirts of the city where they were holding a great Photography exhibit on Saturday, and then on Sunday we went to the Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful weekend. Here I am with my husband, resting in the shade at the Gardens.A great picture of Twilight resting too. Thebes was off doing serious photography with his large format camera and tripod.

My husband peeking at me across the way behind some beautiful cactus in bloom.

Me and Twilight, with my new umbrella. It's what I picked out for my Lupus Anniversary gift.

This is a fabulous Dragon sculpture in front of a castle in the Botanical Gardens with Twilight taking pictures.

Awesome picture of TNT together!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Current WIPs

This is a blowing tree in progress. It's wire wrapped in fiber. It's about 2 feet tall, and about 20 inches wide. This piece is "Elemental Ravens", also in progress. For my husband for Father's Day. It's 30 inches long, and 12 inches wide. A needle felted piece with a knit border.

This is another wire tree I'm playing around with. These are all pieces of wire that I have collected on recent walks around my neighborhood in the city. I haven't wrapped any of the wire yet, still experienting with the process. It's 28 inches high, and 14 inches wide.

This piece is yet untitled, but it's the next large wall hanging in my series. It's 38 inches long and 26 inches wide at this point in the process.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Front Door

I tagged my front door!! This is the little apartment we're renting in the city, for our "Big City, Bright Lights" get away. LOL. You can see my baby Aurora watching me outside.

I was inpired by houses I've walked past in the evening, who have bars on their windows, but they're painted in bright cheery colors like sunshine yellow. I thought that was brilliant! If you must have bars, be cheery about it!!!

My neighbors watched me do it, and they all admitted afterwards that they thought I was nuts, but they all think it's super cool and everyone loves it!!

A close up of the flowers. Now.... time to get the rest of the neighborhood!!!!