Saturday, June 18, 2011

In which I'm an exhausted yarnbomber/blogger

So, one last thing about yarnbombing 18th.  It was a truly fun experience in which lots of people came out and people took our picture and inquired about my crochet cookies which were a big hit....which made me beam like the proud crochet baker that I was.  There were some truly incredible pieces of art out there, and it was inspiring and awing...and I can't wait until I have the opportunity to do something like this again.  So, without further's the art we did

We created a cozy little scene don't you think???...The cookies were gone within the first hour.  Dez and I made a few more on the spot, but gave up because we knew we couldn't meet demand. 

and the art other people did that I really liked:

above:  pigeons eating french fries!!!! how brilliant is that??????

Until next time yarnbombers, yarn lovers, and friends.  

It's happening tonight. Yarnbombing 18th....and other news.

So, tonight is the night.  Dez and I spent the morning with furiously flying fingers trying to put some finishing touches on the bench we're bombing for tonight's Yarnbombing 18th Art Exhibit.  It has been a lot of fun helping Dez realize her vision, and makes me want to be more ambitious if something like this comes around again because I couldn't help but think of what I would create, and I think I have kind of an awesome idea...that I really hope I have the opportunity to execute one day.

Pictured above:  Me with furiously flying fingers.

In other news....I plan on yarnbombing every city and major activity we venture to this summer on vacation beginning with a 4th of July trip to Ventura, CA moving onto Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, a Red Sox game at Fenway in Boston, a trip to the Central Park Zoo in NYC, Finnegan's first Warped Tour, and finishing it off with a trip to a cabin in Big Bear.  So, look out poles, benches, and trees....I'm coming for you!

It's looking to be a very busy summer of yarnbombing and preparing  for what I hope will be a busy Christmas season for my Etsy shop.  Paul has agreed to go 50/50 if I can come up with half the money for some invisalign braces (an expense he refuses to see the necessity for).  I'll never admit it in person, but I've always wanted a straight perfect smile, and even if it takes me years of blood, sweat, tears, and skeins of yarn, I will get braces...and I will have that awesome smile I have so longed for.  

Also, another big thanks to Giant Robot for the great shout out that brought so much attention to my Totoro yarnbombing piece from last weekend.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

International Yarn Bombing Day!

It's upon us everyone.  Started by the lady over at this blog:   It has totally turned into a phenomenon.   My contribution is a little Totoro inspired by the Miyazaki film "My Neighbor Totoro" about 2 little girls who move to the countryside to be close to the hospital where their chronically ill mother is staying.  While there, they meet a forest spirit who makes their recent circumstances seem more bearable.  Totoro is the ultimate neighbor, and I really love the idea of neighbors or of a neighborhood.

 I've made great friends in this "neighborhood" that is west los angeles.  I see them at the Trader Joe's, farmer's market, at parks.  It's so nice to know that in one of the biggest cities in the world, you can still run into a friend at the most unlikely of times.  I hope I'm instilling the importance of friends and the concept of neighborliness to finnegan.  I love that people look out for him, and I want him to grow up to be the kind of person who looks out for other people.

You can find my Totoro on Sawtelle Blvd between Olympic Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd.  He'll be smiling down at all the Japanese food lovers and Giant Robot frequenters, spreading some neighborly love.

So  cheers, and may your day be filled with random yarn bombs.