I really love the energy of this photo and the fact that these two people are so enamoured and having so much fun! There are other senses that are effected by the image other than sight. The emotion is almost tangilbe, if that makes any sense. I hear laughing and feel joy. It is as if these two people have crashed into eachother, and found there perfect match.
Feb 9, 2007
Feb 8, 2007
I am so excited to share that my work can now be found at ReForm School in Silverlake, CA. They carry many of my favorite artists and some very clever lines! This Saturday they are having an opening for a new show by Lisa Congdon whose work is AMAZING. I love everything she does! Tom got me one of her pieces for my birthday which I need to photograph and share! It is so cool.
If you are in LA, you should try to check out the opening, this Saturday night and get a chance to meet Lisa and see all of her new work!! Feb. 10th, 7-10pm at ReForm School, 4014 Santa Monica Blvd. (At Sunset Blvd. in SilverLake), Los Angeles, CA 90029, (323)906-8660.
Posted by mcaplan at 8:31 AM
Feb 7, 2007
I have been spending all of my non-collaging hours lately dabbling in what I like to call the fiber arts. Over the weekend I found this fluffy yellow fabric in the remnant bin at Joannes and decided to try my hand at making a toy. I have been sewing for a week now! It is about time I took the next step! (I am insane!) This sweet little chicken was featured in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living. The article was about making stuffed animals from recycled felted sweaters, but works just as well with fluffy yellow fabric! He was a great teaching lesson for me, and is now on his way to NY with our friend Michael as a gift for his son Vincent. I hope he likes it!
The girls and I spent Friday night around a crafty table at the Yarn Garden in North Hollywood, CA. The store is on Tujunga. They have an awesome selection of yarn, and that lady in the middle facing the camera? She is Anne, yarn genius! She can help answer all of your knitting questions!!
Knitting has always been one of my favorite hobbies, but this year I am obsessed! I knit these fingerless gloves, a major accomplishment for me! The are so cozy. You can get the pattern from these gloves here. They are a quick knit! Instant gratification! Just how I like it!
Right now I am working on my first stuffed animal. It is a snake I am knitting for my niece. Although I am not using a pattern, I did refer to the cover photo of Zoe Mellors Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh & Fabulous Designs for inspiration. I kind of enjoy just winging it, and making up my own ways to make things. I am stubborn.
Next I am going to try to make a sewn bunny from scratch. I have my fabrics picked out . . . no pattern this time. Lets see how it goes! I will take pictures for the comedy!!
Posted by mcaplan at 7:32 AM
Feb 6, 2007
Creative CourageI am very excited to share that my work can now be seen at Creative Courage in Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles. Topanga is a very well know creative community set in the hills between the Valley and the Pacific. It is a gorgeous winding canyon that has long been thought of as a hippy community. The community itself is really eclectic. If you visit LA, you should take a drive through!
Lupe, the brains behind the biz, is awesome! Her shop is filled with fun, original items from local and national artists. This is a great place to come to find one of a kind gifts and discover new artists! Lupe is happy to help you find the perfect item you are searching for!
There are also classes taught at Creative Courage by some of LAs best crafters! Tyn Atol of Pookieville will be joining the roster with her Mini-Quilt, Tin Fairy House and Picture Frame classes! Tyn is an outstanding teacher, as demonstrated by my ability to turn on my sewing machine, and I highly recommend taking one, or all, of her classes if you are in the area. I cant wait to take one!
Posted by mcaplan at 6:06 AM