Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Art Dream

We are again enjoying unseasonably warm weather here in the middle lands.  It is all my fault.  I finished knitting a lush blend of alpaca and wool hat for Mister on Sunday.  I told him that if the weather closely follows my knitting he would not be able to wear his hat on Monday.  Sure enough, we hit the 60s and Mister's hat lay sad and neglected.  So I have no photographs of his finished hat as of yet.

Spinning News

I have a bit of a joint project to share with you.  I spun this lovely Falkland blend wool form Dyeabolical on my little Dutch wheel, then plied it in my ladybug wheel.

I'm in love with the color and I think it is one of my favorite things I've ever spun.  It is destined to be a knit hat and I'm so excited to begin.  It is just a little bit damp, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to cast on.

Before
After
This one surprised me - I would have never guessed that it would look like this.   I spun this with the fractal method and I couldn't be happier!


The Art of School

I've been hitting the galleries in search for a paper topic for my contemporary art class.  Yesterday Mister and I went to a showing of John Stezaker's work.  We got a bit of a personal tour by one of the museum attendants. The work was intriguing, surreal and very thought provoking.  Click on his name to see some of his work.  One of the pieces made a huge impact on me.  When I first saw it, I exclaimed and then went to get Mister to see it.  It was unsettling, creepy and with the reflection of the glass, integrated/involved the viewer.
The Voyeur, 1979
Collage
Apparently it really did impact me.  I woke up in the middle of the night from a nightmare.  I was in a room watching as the shadowy man entered the woman's apartment.  My nocturnal mind worked over time and I was finally able to wake myself up.  My first art inspired nightmare!




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