Today was a first. I had 8 soo-chefs helping me create a weird world of creatures on a fence. It all started when I accepted to speak to a group of students visiting from the UK. They are all makers, so I wanted to make something with them. I pre made my part of the story, but I had no preconceived notion what else was going to come. I brought along a collection of different crocheted pieces for them to tie together in any which way they wanted. The result was stunning. It has so many layers and dimensions because of it. We completed it in about 35 minutes, of course a cop had to roll up and check on us...welcome to NEW YORK kids. I am so elated with the finished product. I did not photograph it as much as I would have liked, so if you have any pictures please send them my way! The quote is Shakespeare.
On St. Patricks Day I naturally had to make something to celebrate. Guinness is the first thing that came to mind, and including a shot to top it off came a little later down the line. But nonetheless, the Irish Car Bomb was born! This piece has been up for over a week now. It is always interesting to see which ones last a while, because you really never know.
I put it right across the street from a pub having a St. Patty's day celebration. My hands were so cold after tying yarn to a fence for 30 minutes, I decided to go in and have an Irish hard cider to celebrate. I go inside and I am the only one there, me and the bartender, maybe because it is 11 AM. I sit at a table that looks out over the piece I just put up and watched people take photos with it. A lot of them were drunk - but hey, it made them happy!
I am now selling my art at ABC Home!! It is an epic store located around Union Square and somehow I made my way into the window and right at the entrance of the second floor! 5 of my pieces are for sale and I hope some lucky people get to hang them in their home forever! Each one is made with so much love.
The reason I was contacted was because a snow flake I made in Bedstuy reminded them of a plant cell...looking back now, it certainly did. They wanted this look in their store - so it was magic that made it all happen!
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.