February 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Demonstrating at the University of South Carolina



Early in February I had the opportunity to conduct workshops at the University of South Carolina and Augusta State University. I wish to thank Virginia Scotchie and Priscilla Hollingsworth for the chance to work with some very talented students. I have many new thoughts and ideas that will be in the works as soon as I am able to get into the studio again after my upcoming surgery.…

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Added by Chris Pettingill on February 28, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

Winter is gonna end. Right?

These are the things that are waking me up at 3 a.m.:

- moving into a new apartment in 3 days.

- show opening in two weeks

- another show opening the first week of April.

- the snow storm we are getting today that will keep me from running around the city which i absolutely NEED to do in order to get all this stuff done.

I have finished all but the last bit of the necklaces for the March show (just need to attach chain, but can't do that until i go…

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Added by Adriane Dalton on February 25, 2010 at 8:56am — No Comments

Opening Night



Successful polymer artists Steven Ford and David Forlano's opening night presentation at Synergy mirrored their relationship. They easily bantered back and forth from opposite sides of the stage, building concepts in tandem and with good humor. They jibed each other about work habits and control issues while…

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Added by Cynthia Tinapple on February 25, 2010 at 12:23am — No Comments

Going to SNAG!

I am going to SNAG, but my original plans fell through so I am looking for room sharing oppotunities. I am going ot be in Houston March. 10 -13th and I am in the Exhibition in Motion on the 11th and my work is in Body Extremities. I am only purchasing a day ticket for the conferenance for Saturday.

Any advice or interested room buddies please contact me on here or:

RicksonJewellery@yahoo.ca.

Thanks!…

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Added by Rickson on February 20, 2010 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Paul Smith: "Sent Things"

This amusing story about a secret admirer and really outstanding postal service comes to you from www.designboom.com (http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/9092/paul-smith-sent-things.html), I am unsure who the author is, if anyone knows, pls email me so that I can give proper credit where credit is due !…


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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 15, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean (Artist: Wataru Itou)

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Dear crafthausers:

This comes to you from TOKYOBLING, a Japanese blogger. Thought you would enjoy this too. SOURCE: http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/a-paper-craft-castle-on-the-ocean/


I had the immense opportunity to see…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 9, 2010 at 10:54am — 7 Comments

The Hidden Art of Camouflage Photography

Dear crafthausers:

Thought I'd share this with you. I found this article by Zoe Ajiboye on http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/. As their name says, they deal with webdesign mostly, but every now and then there is an art/craft nugget in there too good to pass…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 8, 2010 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Lucid Dream Art

I went to bed as normal last night; meaning midnight and reached for my daily crossword puzzles, Sudoko, and switched on Criminal Mind repeats on ION. So there's another hour of awake time. Finally, my eyes tire and I'm ready to turn off the light and try to sleep. As an artist, sometimes this is difficult as I lay there and actually worry about

my art-making process. What do I have to do tomorrow? What are my

deadlines? What did I do to…

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Added by Denise Landis on February 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Extreme Needlepoint: Frederique Morrel

Frederique Morrel Needlework Sculptures

Life-size trophy sculptures covered with vintage found needlework





French company Frédérique Morrel exhibited 'the slice of life' - 'passe murailles' collection

at Paris 2010 Maison et Objet.



All pieces are hand made - giving each animal their own character. The husband and wife team says: 'our products have been carefully re-made using vintage needlework saved from…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 3, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Spellion, Greece writes about SIERAAD art fair Amsterdam

The international Art Fair Sieraad was held in the cultural park of Westergasfabriek, in the facilities of the British Imperial Continental Gas Association that were designed by Isaac Gosschalk as another version of the “Dutch Renaissance” and constructed in 1883. In Gashouder, designed by the engineer Klönne, the arresting dome-like roof of the old gas tank - an art work of the early 20th century engineering itself - sheltered in an exceptional manner the small objects of art presented by… Continue

Added by SIERAAD ART FAIR on February 2, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Continued Design Collaboration

Here is a quick shot of another collaborative design investigation. Courtney Starrett and myself.

Manufactured by Shapeways. Sintered Stainless Steel.…

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Added by Michael Gayk on February 2, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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