The first one I made took 3 months and is in the National museums of Scotland. Now I can do one in about 3 days, that doesn't include the time it takes to take a TV to pieces, it is about one tv per hat
Just listen, very frustrating at the moment because I can't do it and watch Wallander as it is in Swedish. Yes, still TV licence here, I can't complain thought cos my brother is a sound engineer for them!
It is my brother's fault I got into this, he handed me a coil from a radio and said you are an arts student make something from this, my Dad (a physist and elctronics whizz) then said there was more wire in a TV.
But a lot of it comes from having parents brought after the war who don't get rid of much if it is usable. So my studio it is debatable what is materials in the raw and what is genuine trash
ahhh the tv license guy! I gave him a proper yellin' at for harassing us several times, knowing we did NOT have a TV. Plus made me think of "The Young Ones" when Vivian ate the TV when the license guy came around! hehehe...3 months to 3 days is pretty amazing!
Just had a wee look, interesting because I am working on a rag rug project funded by a local housing association. The tenants have donated clothes with memories (wedding dresses, ties from campaigns etc) and have joined me to create a rag rug of all these donated clothes. I have also added fabrics from a local charity shop and curtain shop that were donated to me for a previous project. The rug is of a house and is finally coming together as I type. But it has been an enlightening project to have insight it to these women's lives and my friend's who have helped me. Needless to say as much chatting has gone on as stitching. Memories and friendships created and remembered as we have gone along. http://abscraft.blogspot.com/
This is a series of rings made out of discarded crayon fragments. Because I used crayons that had been mostly used and then discarded, I ended up doing a lot of color mixing with the fragments so I could get substantial bands of color. More rings from this series can be found on my profile page- thanks for looking!
Here are two necklaces I made from plastic shopping bags. The flowers are painted and cut up, part of a series I did a few years ago. The black and metallic one is made from 12 layers of fused bags, folded and re-fused to make bead-like shapes. It is one of my contributions to the Beyond Garbage Project - a blog I started in November to encourage artists and other interested folks to find interesting ways to reuse materials and have fun exploring the artistic possibilities of garbage.
"I agree 100% Brigitte. It is more work than most attendees will ever know to put together a conference like this and I, too, raise a toast of HEAR HEAR! to all involved. It was a great conference.
I hope I will be able to help SNAG with whatever…"
"While, I'm offering some responses and feelings about the conference, it in no way diminishes the overall view that I really enjoyed it and thought it very worthwhile. All of the presentations and exhibits were valuable and help create a…"
"Regarding whether or not Toronto was a "good conference", I do respectfully disagree with Harriete. This was my 6th conference (Cleveland, Philly, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Toronto) and while I liked them all for different reasons, I…"
"Just to respond to a few sentences in this particular post: John said, "At the SNAG conference almost everyone had a college degree in the arts." Actually I think you might be surprised at the number of people at the Conference and…"
"I'm with you, Emanuela. But let me respond from the perspective of the people I talked with: the talent lies in who and how you use the technology.
I guess time will prove or disprove this. In the meantime, I'm much more content to feel…"
I come from a very different background than most at the conference. I apprenticed with a self taught flutemaker. After 3 years, the only CV I left with was a flute I made that got me hired by a Boston company. I designed my own flute from experience and imagination. To this day my work has always been my only resume.At the SNAG conference almost everyone had a college degree in the arts. Whenever a speaker was introduced, their education highlights were listed along with the schools they were…See More
"i was not able to attend the snag conference in toronto, but discussions about the state of the art/jewelry is nevertheless dear to me and i am following developments on several fronts. the whole issue of technology, like cad, and anything that…"
- by Rebecca Rose. 2013, SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship Recipient
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