Sunday, March 29, 2009

Felt Up at Cabrillo

Felting Class is over. Boo-hoo! Here is the output of a 2 week workshop with the wonderful and uber-talented Lynda Watson. I had a blast. I hope everyone else did too!

To see the slideshow in a larger format click on one of the pictures or this sentence.

Saladarity (opening)

The big opening was Thursday. We had a pretty good turnout. The weather was beautiful and so were the people. It was nice to see everyone's stuff received so positively. I think there was even a sale made. Awesome!

We also had a live performance by the ever entertaining, Doctor Wasabi. He recited a lovely poem to accompany his demonstration.

I am the Eye of the Dragon Fly

As I rambled down that ribbon of highway
I saw below me that River San Lorenz-way
I saw above that damsel, fly, away,
This road was me for for her and I,

I revved my 4 stroke, she beat her wing yolk,
I longed to join her, in freedom’s fly way
HumVees honked behind me and I lost her there....
but this road was made for her and I,

Right on water, right on ocean, right on Broadway, wrong on River,
Where is she? my cough did quiver, my sulfur breath, into the air

for many a day, yes rainy day,
my cough did echo, my backfire bray,
My stinging breath came back of course,
salmon yellow drizzle, swimming back to it’s source,

Now acid sweat, raining down on the river of Lorenzo-town
where no more damsels, could be e’re found.

I am the Eye of the Damsel Fly

200,000 thousand miles, 32 years, 13 crashes , broken bones and tears,
paint upon paint to cover my pain, layer upon layer, my owner’s insane?

When finally I was bid the auto wrecker’s grave, some torch wielding sculptor did block my way
and cut and pounded my hubcaps and doors, and brought me back to life once more,

but now I am, the poor soul that I once sought, who’s fragile wings my acid fought,
I will seek her lace where-ever I dare, and give you her eggs and pray you take care,
Or ride your bike, or walk your shoe, find a way to make her river renew.

So light my one last flaming breath, that my spirit may find hers, anon in death.

I am the Eye of the Volkswagon Fly©2009

To find out more about the Good Doctor's work, please visit his website

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Saladarity (Installation)

Monday was the big installation. It went pretty well. The crew worked really hard to get it all done in time! Good job guys!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


One of the classes I was taking this semester is an artist's portfolio review class. We met twice a week to discuss the various ways of presenting and/or marketing yourself as an artist. It only lasted for half the semester and tonight was the final night. However, next week we are opening a show featuring our own work. It lasts for a month and is in the Student Activities Center East and West. For me, it is quite the kick in the pants to get out in the public eye. I'm quite nervous. I still need to frame my print (shown above.)
If I can get my act together I may submit a 3-D adaptation of this print. We'll see.
Yay! Got it done.

The flyer displayed is an open invitation to anyone in the area that would like to stop by. Ther'll be free snacks.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Way too cute not to show

This is really high on the cute-o-meter. Sometimes I watch it if I'm feeling a little down, and I can't help but giggle. It's almost too much.

Pajaro Valley Gallery

Today I tore myself away from the Suhi felting and made a trip down to the Pajaro Valley Gallery in Watsonville before work. It was awesome! It was closing day for the show "In this house that I call Home." There was some really wacky and amazing stuff there. Basically its a collection of collections from different artists illustrating their personal view of what makes a home. Really lovely. Check out my album on Picasa.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

the first post ever!

I started a new workshop this week at school. Felting. Well, it's really about making felted stuff into wearable art. Originally I wasn't going to take it because I thought it might turn into a dangerous hobby. I was right, I foresee it being a bit of a time-suck. However, there is the possibility of being able to sell some stuff on the greatest site in the world, etsy. The materials, although quite beautiful are not terribly costly, which is nice. It's just a matter of people actually buying something. We'll see.
The sushi roll is my first little project. It's a millifiore type technique. I created a bunch of felt "rods" and fused/felted them together. The sushi contains smoked salmon, cucumber, carrots, cream cheese, nori, and rice. I'll be felting a plate to put them on.

Next will be a Starr roll, in honor of the greatest sushi roll in the world. H2O Smithtown represent!