After visiting with Chief one weekend I started playing around again with my SplitPic iPhone photo app. I’d like to get better with the app … there are some amazing creative photos in their featured section … but I’m happy with these.
I have a lot of novelty yarn that I want to use but don’t really enjoy using in my crochet work. I thought I’d play around with weaving it. I started with this project, where I took an openwork piece of burlap mesh ribbon and wove the yarn through the holes. It’s pretty straightforward but it was a good starter project and it gave me ideas for weaving ribbon through my crochet work in the future.
Here are a few of the art items on display in the hallway of my grad school during the last weekend before summer break. They’re from 2 of the MFA students.
Laureen Moyer created liturgical stoles from mixed media, fabric and text:
Just enjoying this today:
Spotted via Weburbanist, which always has cool stuff.
During my mom’s visit we went to the Disney Museum. It opened a few years ago but I hadn’t been to it, yet, so it was cool to check it out. There are ten rooms of exhibits, each focusing on a different part of Disney’s life and work. Each room has tons of photos, videos and information. You could probably spend all day there if you wanted to! They also have a theater (playing Cinderella when we were there) although we didn’t check it out this time around.
Swissnex has an interactive website up now called My Future Vision. When you go to it, you’ll see how different people have very briefly finished the statement … “My vision of the future is …”
Each time that you go to it you’ll see different responses. You can add your own responses in and they’ll get added to the mix that people see from time to time.
How would you answer this question in just a few words? I chose to write, “collaboration, compassion“. To be honest, I’m not sure that’s how I see the future but that is what my hope for the future is and I’d rather share the hopes and spread the optimism than share anything dark or conflicted right now.
Last week I went to a Speakeasy themed interactive play here in San Francisco. Before going we went vintage shopping in The Haight for clothes. My guy found a great tux tails outfit and collapsible top hat. I didn’t find anything so I just went with stuff I already had – a crochet cloche hat I’d made a few years ago, a glittery dress my sister had recently sent me, sparkly gloves. We made it work.
The play was interesting. It started out with the instructions to go to a specific location and look for a guy holding a certian book, approaching him furtively with a secret question to get directions to the location. We walked a few blocks away to the location and had to give more secret words and a secret knock. Then we were let in.
The play takes part in three different rooms. The first scene happens in the first room you go into so you’re seated (in our case, we were in the bar) and the scene unfolds. Then the scene ends and at that point you can stay in that room or wander into the other rooms (a cabaret and a back room casino). Various scenes play out in all three rooms for the rest of the night.
It was a little disconcerting for me at first because the play doesn’t unfold in linear fashion and there’s no way to really have any idea of where you should be to get the best part of the story. Sometimes it was a little disorganized and there were too many people in one room so you couldn’t really see what was going on. But by the end of it I felt like I’d gotten a really unique experience.
And dressing up was fun.