Friday, January 16, 2009

First Poster

It's late. And I'm tired, so I'm just posting pictures of my first poster I made this week in class. I'm pretty geeked over it. It was really interesting to see what everyone else in class came up with, too. Not everyone finished their projects in the one session so I'll try to take pictures of the rest next week. In the meantime, here's One Boy From Gaza:

One Boy From Gaza: All
One Boy From Gaza
One Boy From Gaza: Close Up

Have a happy weekend, m'dears!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Art of the Poster

Wednesday night I had my first Art of the Poster class at Lilstreet Art Center. It was super rad and my teacher, Tom, is at least 27 kinds of awesome. He not only showed us how to set up a screen for printing he also talked about different inks (grains and such), mesh counts for the screens, introduced us to different styles and techniques and he gave us our first assignment. We're supposed to come in with an idea for a simple political poster. Considering the gambit of political topics ravaging the media at the moment, needless to say, there's quite a bit to choose from. I read this article about the children in Gaza a little while ago and it's really stuck with me, so I decided to base my poster off that article. This is what I came up with:
One Boy From Gaza

Next week I make my first screen! Gah!
Happy Friday,

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Busy Bee of a Week!

Dear Readers,

Last night I had my first rehearsal for The Nerdy Girl and The Intergalactic Dog (the new show I'm in) and let me tell you this is going to be one FABULOUS children's show. We just did the preliminary first read through and production note stuff, but I can tell I'm going to have a blast with this cast (rhyme totally intended). If any of you are going to be in the Chicagoland area come February 14th please come check it out! :)

Tonight I start my Art of the Poster class at Lilstreet Art Center. I'm uber excited! More details on that tomorrow. ;)

Right now I'm crocheting, listening to She & Him (my latest musical obsession) and getting ready for the clock to strike 5pm so the work day can be oooooooooooooo-veeeeeeeeeeeer.

Have a loverly evening, kids!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dancing With 2009

Happy New Year dear readers! I hope you had a lovely, safe, rock n' roll new year's eve/day!

I've been looking back on 2008 and all that I accomplished within 365 and for the most part I feel that it was a good year for working with my hands. I'd like to continue this into 2009. I'm not usually one for resolutions, so instead I'm going to make a project list for myself. Please bear witness as I pledge to make the following over this here "new year":

1. Embroidered pillow cases for myself and loved ones

2. Crocheted broaches

3. Embroidered tapestries for my home and then possibly the world

4. More stencil portraits (either for loved ones or for sale) and possibly submit them to art shows

5. Three new dresses and/or skirts (for myself and others)

6. Perfect the design of crocheted shrugs, 'cuz I'm just so tired of frogging them time and time again


8. Perfect silk screening

9. Learn guitar well enough to play in front of people

10. Finish my Polaroid dress (for the love of PETE!)

11. Take full advantage of my Art of the Poster class (which I start this week!)

12. Get all textile vigilante on Chicago in a Microfiber Militia kinda way

13. Possibly start filming certain projects and posting them as guerrilla pod casts *twists evil mustache*

And if the year goes well enough...

14. Write down original designs so I might produce my own craf-tas-tic book of wonder and awe. (Hey, that's not a shabby title. :)

Well, folks that's all I have to say for this here Monday.
Have a happy week!