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How to Upholster a Tree Stump

How to Upholster a Tree Stump

The STUMP project began in 1999 on the sidewalks of New York City — the sidewalk plots where there are tree stumps are generally neglected spaces left to collect debris. The tree stumps reminded me of the childhood story, The Giving Tree by Shell Silverstein, in which a tree has given of herself to the point of being diminished to a stump, but selflessly perks herself up to give to the last, by providing a seat for the beloved boy who is now an aged man. more...

Grocery Bag UFO alert

Grocery Bag UFO alert

Erin Johnson is a recent graduate of the fibre program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She created this magnificent helium and plastic bag sculpture called "I Love You to Death" which she set loose on unsuspecting downtown Chicago. more...

Knit Bricks

Knit Bricks

You know those magic objects that get fused in your memory and you wonder if you ever truly saw them? So it is for me and these lovely knit bricks. more...

Quick Sketch

Quick Sketch

I have only managed to keep a sketch book/ journal a few times in my life. This era of financial upheaval and personal growth- apparently with growing pains seems like a great time to start again. more...

Crop Art!

Crop Art!

I have never been to the Minnesota state fair, but I hear it’s awesome. In the past I have heard of a beauty pageant that elects the Butter Queen, who then has her portrait carved in butter. My buddy Ritch has just introduced me to another food based craft wonder from the homeland- Crop Art. more...

Eye Candy

Eye Candy

Deborah Margo is a Canadian artist whose show, Castings, just finished. I came upon these partially dissolved candies in a room of the gallery where Deborah and her daughter had arranged them all over the floor. more...

Major Alterations

Major Alterations

Richard Saja uses embroidery and familiar textiles to create decorative cushions. His designs draw attention to time-honored needlework techniques, but he employs these hand-stitched elements to destabilize traditional images. more...

Free Baltimore!

Free Baltimore!

Perhaps you have heard of the free store phenomenon sprouting up in cities across the country. When I first read the phrase “free store” I very thoughtlessly asked, “Sounds neat, but exactly what is a free store?” Simply put, a free store is a shop where people exchange goods without a pricing system. more...

Making a Vinyl Pouch

Making a Vinyl Pouch

Recently, I was on a trip and carried all my essential electronics in a re-used 10x12 paper envelope folded over with a rubber band. I realized that this just would not do. more...

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