Friday, October 7, 2011

It's over

Tonight they announced the winner of ArtPrize 2011.  A large mosaic of the crucifixion.  That I do not have a picture of.  I liked the artist's mosaic last year more.  That one took second place in ArtPrize 2010.

I found this piece on Wednesday and really thought it was amazing...
I love how some of the flowers are shooting out of the arrangement, very fun and it was a huge painting.  At the same venue was this awesome piece...
my snap definitely doesn't do this justice or give you any idea that it is about 20 feet long.

I liked this sculpture...
I took this side shot so as not to be filling the frame with parked cars.

And just for fun...
 "Rusty" by Rich Branstrom actually made it into the top 10.

On that note...I will doff my art critic hat until this time next year and return to the fibery things in life.

I've spun and plied and knit this week.  I even did some knitting for someone else this week.  It felt so good to do a 3 needle bind off on Paula's sweater shoulders.  Reminds me that I need to do a couple miles of mattress stitch soon to get that Big Ass Sweater done before the snow flies.

This weeks spinning/plying...6 oz Winding Wool Creek Farm "Mellow"
My latest incarnation of the Button Tab Hat...almost finished.  Handspun Yarn Hollow, Moss, 50% Merino, 25% Bamboo, 25% Tussah Top.  When plied I had 204 yds of this luscious green yarn.

ready for decreases and a couple of pretty buttons from my friend Shine.

Thank you so much for stopping in.  Be sure to say hello and then hop on over to check out all the other creative folks that link up to Andrea's blog for Fiber Arts Friday.

13 comments:

Heather Woollove said...

Love your photos!! Your green hat IS a luscious color!! XXO-

Dutch Hollow said...

That dog is so cool! Good choice with the N-ply of the yarn, It came out smashingly!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing your Art Prize pics...nice spinning and knitting..what a busy week you've had.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

pinkundine said...

I love "mellow", beautiful yarn and great name :)

storiedyarns said...

Lovely spinning! I also really like that dog sculpture!! :)

Jess

Vivian said...

Again I really enjoyed the pictures of the art work. I'm also very glad that they let you take pictures. There are art shows I went to had big signs "NO PHOTOGRAPHY". Bummer, it's free marketing for them.

Couple miles of mattress stitch, yeah, done that too :-)

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I'm amazed by what you can get done in a week! Looks like ArtPrize really DID spur your creativity.

WonderWhyGal said...

I really am bummed that I missed Art Prize this year. Thank you for taking such great photos though. It's almost like I was there. Your spinning is delicious and I love your hat.

Kathryn Ray said...

I had forgotten about the Big Ass Sweater. :-)

Your Art Prize photos reminde me that we need to get out for the local art more. It's something we enjoy, but just haven't recently.

Fallingladies said...

oh, thanks sooo much for sharing the art pics! wonderful stuff!

Via Verde Farm said...

I like the knitting needle in your hat on the mannequin! And thanks for sharing ArtPrize for those of us too lazy to go. It was great to see you today.

Voie de Vie said...

Hey there AllyB - I'm still catching up on blog surfing and commments - love Rusty! He should have made it into the top 10. I also really love the background on the flowers painting - very moody, which is the opposite of your recent hand-spun. Mellow indeed. :)

Nichole said...

Beautiful pieces!