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Friday, December 25, 2009
Handstitched felt, free embroidery, fabric, & yarn. My mother bought me the tree for $5 at Five Below! (FiveBelow.com) The owl was very simple to whip up - I used a great pattern/tutorial that a user posted to Cut Out + Keep. It's simple and easy to do a whole family of owls at once!
Link to the tutorial!
Happy and safe holidays!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Today I learned about The Fixer's Collective, a group that meets in Brooklyn, NY. Each week, members of the collective meet and fix a variety of broken things. The Fixer's Collective emphasizes DIY culture, and serves as a reaction to the recession and our country's current economic crisis. Reading about this group will lead me to a lot of significant research, which will assist me in the realization of my BFA exhibition this coming June.
"THE FIXERS COLLECTIVE MISSION STATEMENT
The Fixers Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending. Our goal is to increase material literacy in our community by fostering an ethic of creative caring toward the objects in our lives. The Fixers Collective seeks to displace cultural patterns that alienate us from our things, by collectively learning the skills and patience necessary to care for them. Intentionally aligning itself with forces generated in reaction to the current economic crisis, the Fixers Collective promotes a counter-ethos that values functionality, simplicity, and ingenuity and that respects age, persistence and adequacy. The Collective also encourages participants to take liberties with designated forms and purposes, resulting in mended objects that may exist both as art and within a more limited, utilitarian context."
- The Fixer's Collective, http://fixerscollective.org