Friday, July 20, 2012

things that made me very happy today

Handspun single - spun from an artbatt from

It was a gorgeous day out today. The first truly decent day we have had in weeks actually. The much needed rain we got yesterday too away the humidity and lowered the temps for perfect deck spinning weather.
His wee face from the ultrasound a couple of weeks ago. <3
I went to the doctor today. Everything is still moving along quite well for me and our baby boy!

"I have to snatch the leaves mommy!!!!"
AND! I got to stop and see my sister and my niece on the way home from the doctor. My niece has a grand obsession with dinosaurs as of late and I think she is trying to become one here with a boost from mommy into the trees. It is seriously a wonder this photo isn't terribly blurry as I was giggling quite hysterically while taking it.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Alexander Calder inspired Spin Along Announced! On Sale July 29, 2012

The second SAL in my Artist series will be inspired by the amazing Alexander Calder. Calder is very near and dear to me because not only was he a traditional artist of sculpture and two dimensional pieces, he also pioneered the mobile and kinetic pieces as art forms and was a metalworking jewelry makin’ genius. These SAL’s are going to be up for sale in the shop on my birthday, Sunday July 29th for two weeks. I’m going to have all of the fiber dyed prior to them going up for sale so I can crank em’ out quick before this baby comes! Your only choice? Do you want a Betty Batt - super textural, chocked full of nothing but locks and fleece off of my vintage Fricke carder, or a traditional bricobatt, still textural but a smoother spin with a base of top.
The fiber in these spin alongs will be inspired by Calder’s bold primary color palette with hints of secondary colors and will each be accompanied by a handmade jewelry piece created by me, inspired by Calder’s jewelry and mobiles.
The rundown:
On Sale July 29, 2012 through August 12, 2012
Each SAL will include
2.5+ oz. sized batt
Calder inspired handmade jewelry piece
Shipped by August 17, 2012
A preview of what to expect :D
2 D Works/Lithographs

Freestanding Sculptures - this first one is actually only about an hour from where I live!
Mobiles/Kinetic Sculptures
This artist was such an innovator, full of character and whimsy.
 I’d say this picture pretty much sums him up, standing in front of the BMW art car he designed among other works.

Listings will be available in the shop on Sunday July 29th, 2012 and the Spin Along will be hosted in my ravelry group here.