April 1, 2008

Bits and Pieces

It's time for a random post...

This past weekend I went with my sister to the Downtown Mall. We were in search of another skein of the light purple yarn for my Incan pullover, but both yarn stores in town don't have the right color. I guess that means I will turn to the internet, but silly me threw the ball band out so I don't know the color number and the colors on my computer aren't always accurate.

While we were downtown we paid a visit to the McGuffy Art Center. I had never actually been inside. It is an old school that they have turned into part studio, part gallery. There are about a dozen individual studios that artists can rent (I guess?) to have space to make their art. Some of the studios are open so you can actually see the art-in-progress, some are closed. They even offer art classes every so often. There is a round of classes starting now that I would love to take one or two, but they are a little pricey and it just isn't in the budget right now. Anyway, we went there specifically to see this:

That is a sculpture of my sister, when she was 10. A friend of our mom's was a sculptor and was looking for a child to pose for her and Heather fit the bill. I had never seen the statue in person and it had been years since Heather had so we decided to drop in. (She did wear a leotard when she posed.)

Afterward we walked the mall for a bit and there was this cute little guy who hung around us for a bit.

I don't think I've ever posted a picture of these to the blog. A friend of mine made these for me a few years ago.
I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the charms are actually shrinky-dinks. Does anyone remember those? She printed pictures from her computer onto shrinky-dink stuff and then did the magic baking. I don't use them too often because they are a little big. They work best with large needle knits and I prefer to use sizes 8 and below, but I love to look at them.

1 comment:

Petra said...

Hi Karen,

I hope your day is going well. Can you email me your mailing address for the swap? Please email to petra_fasana @ yahoo.com (no spaces).