Thursday, February 12, 2009

The art journals

I don't claim at all, ever to be an artist. But I do like to draw and create and I like other people to draw and create and dance because that is our birthright, really.

Right now I am doing a series of exercises from a book called "Creative Journaling" that help with tuning into one's feelings, identifying the root problems, expressing what is blocked and so on. This picture was a self-portrait sort of deal. A lot of what I'd drawn thus far was random imagery and somewhere in me I was expecting a black blob to show up in the page. But I made this feral woman with a necklace of bugs and snakes and fangs and a smile. And I liked it.

Art and activism is fun fun fun!

What to do with the unfinished knitting projects?

"Then it dawned on them… a tag crew of knitters, bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art, wrapped around everything from beer bottles on easy nights to public monuments and utility poles on more ambitious outings."

All over the country people are creating this unusual, handmade public art to make the streets a little more "warm and fuzzy".

Monday, February 2, 2009

Miranda July

Oh, Miranda July.

On this website she gives assignments and people do them and send them in and she displays what she online. Some communities put together shows with the assignments she has given.

I like this idea of interactive community art and I have my own ideas brewing...