I had a lot of blue yarn so that is what led me to crochet a blue whale. My Grandparents lived in Laguna Beach as I was growing up. There was a Wyland Mural on a museum that we passed every time we were about 20 minutes to their house. A happy landmark is what I used as my inspiration. I had walked passed this fence a couple times in the last month so it was an easy choice when I had to think logistics and where to put my massive whale. The outcome = bliss!
The game Flappy Bird no longer can be found. I put this up about a week ago and it was hot news for a hot second. It has been a blizzard 24/7 here in NYC so I did not expect this to last. Flappy Bird lives on. After the snow storm, the yarn looked untouched. I would have taken in down - but it still looks so good. Check in out on Dekalb Ave and Nostrand.
I am a huge fan of the Olympic Games. I have been watching the winter competition every night and it all is so exciting and fabulous to see. NBC does a great job covering the events in Sochi! They have it dowwwn. The only down side is the rain cloud that hangs over head because of the anti-equality beliefs in Russia. I made a rainbow to stand up for equality everywhere.
This took a lot longer than expected. I thought I could just whip up a rainbow, but oh no. It grew into a beast all of its own.
There has been a snow storm a week here in NYC, so I have gotten inspired by the snow and the atmosphere it creates. A couple weeks back I made this snow flake, but I wanted to wait to put it up until it looked perfectly magical outside. It was snowing when I hung this up and it blends in just right.
I drew this originally on my iPad and then crocheted it into reality. I recently organized my yarn by color and it made this tale into something beautiful. I love the different textures and shades of blue that I was able to use, all because of a little organization.
I thought it would take me weeks to organize it all, but somehow it took maybe 3 hours. It was well worth it.
For this piece I was inspired by a photo I saw of graffiti with this text written out. New York is filled with transplants. At my job I always ask people, "So where are you from..." It is small talk question number 2, ya know. And I would say 10% of the time they say New York. Even though we may not being in driving distance of our family, I think it is important to remember the ones you love.
I put this up on 54th St. and 2nd Ave. It is new territory, but I was being a hair model and feeling adventurous. It has been around 14-22 degrees which has minimized the amount of time I spend outdoors. When I was ready to do my thing, the clouds parted and it was a whopping 44 degrees. It was meant to be.
Today I put up a sun hugging the planets. Pluto is left near by, but not right with the group. Pluto will always be a real planet in my eyes.
The location was given to me by a coworker, she is a burst of sunshine and brightens up the building. I hope it makes her smile.
Today was a magical day. I crocheted with Olek and it is something I never thought was possible. I met her about 8 months ago - briefly, like I said hi and then I googled the shit out of her. I recently saw she needed help in Miami and that inspired me to email her letting her know I am here to help if need be. On a whim yesterday, I received an email and BAM!!!!!!!! Olek needed help, and I was there.
The experience was amazing and seeing the process on such a large scale was life changing. She sticks to a schedule which is the best quality ever, and has such grand ideas that she can execute with precision and confidence.
Being in the body suit was freezing cold but freaking awesome. I had to quickly change into it in a church basement and run down the streets of china town to get to the location of the crochet wall. People were looking at me and I did not care. Once I got to the location, Olek crocheted me into the headpiece and I climbed a latter blind and was perched on top of the fence. I loved every moment of it, what a day!!
Click Here to read my original post when I first met Olek!
To celebrate the freezing temperatures in NYC I have made a nude flamingo prancing about. I hung this in the same spot my Wonderland piece hung for 6 MONTHS! It lasted 18 hours.
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