Monday, February 25, 2008

Magnet Wire

I have been experimenting for a while now incorporating magnet wire into my art work. I have worked with several different wire gauges. The thinner the wire the easier the knitting or crocheting was for me. Right now I am enjoying knitting with the wire and using the created mesh as an element for my mixed media work. I use very large knitting needles (size 19 mm) to get a loose knit that I can easily manipulate and pull or stretch into whatever shape I want to. In the beginning the feeling of using such big needles with a thin wire was very odd. I tried very hard to 'work' with a good tension like I would when using a regular yarn. The less I worried about tension the easier the knitting became  and once I had figured that out  it took only a short time to get used to the new knitting feeling. By now the knitting has become relaxing and I am looking forward to more knitted surfaces.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Opening Night Slide Show

We had a wonderful and very well attended opening night. Lots of laughing, happy faces, interesting questions, goodies and just plain fun. Thank you all who could make it or were there in spirit for sharing this great night with me. 
Here are some pictures.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Solo Show Opening February 8

2 more days until the opening! We had a beautiful breezy day at the park. The hanging of the show went smoothly, we are a big step closer!

Monday, February 4, 2008

South Florida Today Show Interview February 8!

I will be interviewed on the South Florida Today Show (Channel 6) Friday February 8 between 11 and 12 noon.
This is a first and I am very excited about it. With me will be Biscayne National Park Ranger Gary Bremen who invited me to show my work at the park. The opening to the exhibition is the same night. The show is public and free. 

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fiber Art Impression

Beach Glass Jewelry: Mermaid's Beach Glass

Solo Show Opening

My solo show 'SEE SIDES' opens on Friday February 8. The Reception is from 7 to 9 p.m.

The other very exciting event is my interview with Channel 6 on the 'South Florida Today Show'. It takes place also on February 8, between 11 and 12 noon.

Trying to create my blog

Here I go. I am beginning a new adventure, maybe a nightmare.... we will see. Everybody seems to blog I hear, so I also have to give it a try. People claim it is so easy. I have heard this about using photoshop or taking math classes too, while to me neither of them really are! So here we go. 
In case you are reading this it would mean that I managed the task somehow. I hope doing it will become fun. And should that be the case I would even go so far as to encourage others to give it a try as well, SHOULD they feel the need to do so. And since my web site and my e-mail are currently not working reliably  (no, this has nothing to do with me THANK GOD) my blog would at least be a way to tell you all I STILL EXIST and create art.