Friday, July 30, 2010

Real Lichen in Long Lake forest

So much different growth going on here in one place. Its not my intention to try to reproduce this with crochet, but its just so rich and fertile.... an inspiration.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Can Picasso BE a muse for a woman?

Antique Gold-Finish Metal Typewriter Key Charm Mix from Oriental Trading (that I got ages ago.)

Still Life with a Bottle of Rum, 1911

Went to the Metropolitan Museum the other day and dug this Picasso "high cubist" painting. The letters painted here have confused experts. The Met Museum notes:
"This is one of the first works in which Picasso included letter forms. It has been suggested that the ones shown at the left, LETR, refer to Le Torero, the magazine for bullfighting fans—Picasso being one of them—but they might simply be a pun on lettre, French for 'word'."
Another maven says they are the letters on the rum bottle.
Doesn't matter because their presence works. Shall I be inspired and include these typewriter keys in one of my compositions?

Gorgeous colors

These hand dyed crochet thread are going to become some very groovy fungus and lichen, created in Long Lake, NY. Two weeks by the lake, coming up!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lichen piece featured in on-line newsletter

Under the Microscope is the online component of the Women Writing Science project at The Feminist Press.

Friday, July 9, 2010

My "Yarn Talk" at Knitty City Last Night

My darling friend, Cynthia showed up, Goddess Bless her.
That was it. Showed her my prepared powerpoint slide show.
No promotion yields no audience.
But I don't care. My work is my play is my work - the ideal combination!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My crochet creations featured at Knitty City

Knitty City, the yarn store on West 79th Street, NYC, declares that July is Crochet Month. I have been invited to give a talk about my crochet mushrooms, etc. and about yarn bombing. Thursday July 8th, 6-8 pm. Here is the window display of my work. I'm delighted.

What's not to lichen?