Our big summer vacation was spent camping on lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint, Idaho. It was stunning and now I’m looking for any reason to move there (which does break my Oregon heart a little bit.) We climbed up Roman Nose Mountain and I swam in the coldest little lake ever- you can see snow behind me on the mountain. And then we took the ski lift up Schweitzer Mountain and hiked around. Lots of hiking, swimming, fishing and eating those huckleberries!
Uuuuuhhh. I have no idea. I have never pledged a sorority and it’s been 12 years since I’ve graduated from college. I’m sure there are other people out there who are better suited to answer this random question.
Hi isaustinagirl! I actually had it custom made by Allihalla. I’m a HUGE Twin Peaks fan and thought the concept would work well in a bathing suit. Obviously it does. Hit up Allihalla’s etsy or tumblr. She makes amazing stuff for people of all sizes and looks.
Dear Diary: Heather told me she teaches people “real life.” She said, real life sucks losers dry. You want to fuck with the eagles, you have to learn to fly. I said, so, you teach people how to spread their wings and fly? She said, yes. I said, you’re beautiful.
My new uniform.
Drew Barrymore was such a babe in the 90’s
She’s so cute.
Omg she’s always so sexy omfg
90s Drew is the best Drew.
Plenty of people know how to crochet and knit, but how many of them do it underwater? Polish yarn-bombing artist Olek (previously featured here) recently undertook an awesome new artistic adventure in the Caribbeans creating an installation in the waters off Isla Mujeres, Mexico off the coast of Cancun, home to a large population of whale sharks. To voice her concern about the ongoing decline of the global shark population, Olek used her signature vibrant camouflage-patterned crochet to cover two sculptures in Isla Mujeres’ underwater musuem, Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA).
The MUSA is an underwater sculpture park created to encourage the natural growth of coral reefs and has been open to the public since 2010 (though scuba diving skills are a must to be able to go see it).
For the project, Olek used safe, biodegradable materials and colors that mimic the reds, yellows and browns of the coral reef. The artist was inspired by a quote from Jason DeCaires Taylor, the original sculptor of the pieces in the MUSA, comparing the global oceans’ health to a ticking time bomb as ecosystems decline from overfishing and pollution. She specifically chose to crochet the bomb sculptures as a symbol of solidarity and call for environmental protection.
After finishing the installation Olek collaborated with Tre Packard of Pangeaseed on a stunning underwater photo shoot of divers wearing crocheted mermaid tails, bodysuits and butterfly wings.
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I’m not a big fan of Olek but holy fuck this is cool!
This is terrifyingly awesome.
Every year MECCA, a nonprofit organization in Eugene, hosts their Object Afterlife Artist Challenge. Artists sign up and are given a material that would normally be considered trash and have two months to create art with it. Last year I was given broken Barbie doll parts. This year my material was an ugly, broken window shutter.
I repainted the shutter and saved up my chicken’s eggshells for a a month to create a mosaic edging. I removed some slats and stuffed the blank space with succulents. My back fence was replaced this summer so I used a plank for a shelf where I repotted some chicks and hens into teacups. Added some air plants and a wire in the back to hang it.
I’m very thrilled with it. As a fiber artist, I look forward to being truly challenged (by the material and by my process) with this event. If you’re local, stop by and see what other artists have done with their “trash.” Object Afterlife Artist Challenge opens August 23rd through September. Artist reception, award show and First Friday Artwalk on September 5th.
Friday night, Eugene crowned it’s 32nd S.L.U.G. Queen. It’s my favorite party and was proud to be a part of seeing Daniel crowned after his 5th attempt. Love being a Queen and love being a part of something so uniquely weird.