Since starting my office manager job at the end of last June, I’ve been struggling with a regular studio routine (it doesn’t help that all shows are being postponed indefinitely or changed to an online structure). I saw a call to participate in a creative pen pal exchange hosted by Be Whimsi Art Loft and […]Read more "Creative Pen Pal Adventure"
My next piece of work for Knitting in code is a flower pattern written in the structure of computer language C. Well, the code is written so the pattern repeats 100 times to knit 100 flowers. I think most knitters would be able to follow this pattern, despite it being written in computer code. It’s […]Read more "Code to knit 100 flowers in C"
I’m excited to have finished the first piece for my Knitting in code body of work, the Knit house of cards. The piece explores how knitting can add stability into different aspects of life, using the language of suits. I used 4 exclusive categories to represent “life”: knitting, happiness, stress, and panic. For the last […]Read more "Knit house of cards"
Now into the third week of isolation in the COVID pandemic, I’m so grateful to have an in-home studio, and have been taking advantage of time at home to work on my Knitting in code body of work. My only limiting factor is how long it takes to knit the pieces! This has resulted in […]Read more "Making friends in isolation"
Now that the Jardinage urbain window exhibition is installed (in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic), I’m developing a body of work called Knitting in code, which will hopefully get picked up as an exhibition in the near future. Knitting in code will explore how the architecture of knitting can hijack or appropriate other systems of language, […]Read more "Knitting in code"
A concentrated effort over one week, combined with the use of my mom’s sewing machine over the long weekend, was finally enough to finish the remaining four ecosystems, now officially named The Landscape Cloches. While it’s still about 3 weeks before the window installation, documentation was needed for the mini-publication that’s being developed, and I […]Read more "Five finished ecosystem snowglobes, now formally The Landscape Cloches, at last"
A broken sewing machine and postponed studio visit made for a disappointing week. However, in the grips of insomnia (having an increasing amount of it of late), I designed a whole painting, and was able to execute the whole thing in just over a week (I found the perfect canvas already stretched and primed in […]Read more "A finished painting and back to sewing"
While all 4 of the remaining 5 ecosystems are underway, my sewing machine had something terrible happen internally and is with Janome repair now. Luckily, I stitched all the components for the county ecosystem and assembled it in preparation for my studio visit tomorrow. Otherwise I have 2 suburbias worth of houses and trees, and […]Read more "A lonely finished ecosystem"
A couple days before Christmas I heard that my Presidency proposal made it through round 1 of the AGW Triennial decisions, which means curator Ray Cronin will be visiting my studio the third week of January. After all the Christmas crafts and creations, and the better part of a year piling things on top of […]Read more "Fresh studio to start the new year"
My sister and I were both Rotarian exchange students when we were in high school. All exchange students have a blazer jacket (all Canadian students have red jackets), and you bring a ton of pins with you to trade with other exchange students (I guess Disneyworld does something similar?). By the end of your exchange […]Read more "Rotary exchange jackets"