Friday, 26 February 2010

Needlepoint Luna Moths

Hi Tamales,
I just wanted to update you on what I'm currently working on. I still need to post my newest koi painting, but in the meantime, I thought I'd show you my needlepoint luna moths. I wanted to see if I could make something 3-dimensional out of needlpoint other than the flowers I've been making for my needlpoint fish pond. I sketched the layout on old graph paper first, composing the wings and body. The top two wings are one piece and the ones underneath are two separate pieces. I then bought some fuzzy pipe cleaners from Michael's and stitched them onto the body.
I made these moths for my Creative Process class. I'm supposed to display them somewhere on campus, so I'm hanging them off of tree trunks.
Enjoy! :)

Sunday, 14 February 2010


Alrighty folks, my friend Fraggle (yes thats his name....or at least he wont tell anyone his real name so...) has just opened up a store/bar in downtown Oakland called BEER REVOLUTION. He is currently looking for any kind of free advertising so I mentioned having an art show for us TAMALES! This is a win win situation if we can pull it off, we get exposure and he can draw in people. This place does get busy in the evening time, so that means people will see the work.
I would like to get some feed back on this from you guys and when things get serious we can (all?) take a trip down there to check out the space and talk with Fraggle in person. Let me know what your guys think!