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24 May 2010 @ 11:41 am
Ahhhh.... The Second Honeymoon...  
 How had i gotten so apathetic about spinning? it just sneaks in on an artist sometimes and before you know it you're just going through the motions. it's been that way for quite awhile. BUT....no more. thanks to Norway i think! I just spent a solid day spinning all the amazing native scandanavian wool that was gifted by my lillehammer students. (will post tomorrow). but what i'm MOST excited about are these installations i'm doing with the yarn. i think i've finally actually morphed into a spider, because now not only do i spin but i'm creating webs in corners and and walls. I am dying to get these into more gallery situations which has me laughing because i have been so anti art scene forever. it's one reason why i went craft to begin with. but i'm over it. i'm an artist weather i like it or not and it feels like this is finally a very natural transforming of craft into art. 

is anyone in bed with any curators? time for some good old fashioned nepotism.... tell them to show YARN!!

This started out trying to be a general bat shape and ended up so metal. This is in a friend's living room. my new dream is to be commissioned to go into individual spaces, spin a specific yarn and install it into the space however the space dictates. Girl's gotta have goals!
(excuse the crappy iphone pic quality...it's all i had at 3 in the morning...)

ext_230593 on May 24th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
I`m so glad you are doing this, -also in my mind...
Wish you very very very good luck and everything you need!
fuzzybumblebeefuzzybumblebee on May 25th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
I took over a corner of a gallery once with yarn. Actually twice now that I remember. Hard to photo properly, so I don't have any good documentation, but it was fun. Ladders and hooks (i crocheted a bit here and there as I strung along).

Good to see new directions for you. I get the feeling many more amazing things are going to be spurting from your brain.
(Anonymous) on May 25th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
I love how you describe it as a second honeymoon! Let me know if you need any more Spælsau-wool or "Old Norwegian" wool! I will be happy to send some more to you!

Silja www.silja-devine.com
(Anonymous) on May 26th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see what you got up to with the Scandinavian wool - I believe you got some of mine by the way of Ann Arvidsson. Strange how wool travels when you start trading with other spinners. Hope you enjoy it...

The Willow Fairy