Rustic Fishing Nets ~ Silk ribbon and yarn

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I found some silk yarn at the refugee store and then purchased silk ribbon on Etsy. The ribbon is very thin and breaks easy yet I love the colors. The yarn seems a lot stronger.

I am going to use the woven fishing nets from photo one to connect the two above pieces together so that I have one more piece for the show that opens on June 21st. Hoping it will work out.

G. made me the above tree stand so that I can work on my branches easier.


‘Barely Woven’ (prev. called Branching Out)

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It actually now looks similar to a previous stage but one can see how the makeshift loom is holding it together:

I worked on the above piece today, (Sunday May 6th) and added a mound of Alpaca Fiber to the base of it. I got rid of the X shape in the middle by attaching the loom and barely woven section and letting that helping it stand. But it still needs to lean on something. New title is ‘Barely Woven’ 

And I have an idea where I can install these close by. Then I can check on them periodically thru the seasons.

‘Branching Out’ is more of a vertical piece now and I feel it’s energy is moving ina  more upward fashion. It looks completely different in some ways now that it is upright. The Mohair from Angora goat roving is also added to this piece and again I like the contrast and how it cradles a few of the Alpaca ‘poms’ for lack of a better word for these nest like clumps of brittle Alpaca fiber.

I am grateful this piece also has a temporary home at The GEM Center for the Arts, yet I am looking forward to finding a place in nature for it. Maybe leaning against a fence along some road. I have a few ideas I just need to decide what would work best.

Eco (Ecology) Art Series

Eco Art

I started taking a course at ‘The GEM Center For The Arts’ in Boise and it is great inspiration for a new series of Eco friendly art. It is taught by ‘Alek de Dochas’ who is an artist that has developed his style as ‘Eco Art’.  It is a six week series and I hope to continue on from there with more environmentaly friendly art. Can I make my art without buying art supplies? Or just purchasing eco friendly supplies? Found items would be the very best.

This is the piece I am working on now, ‘Is it Windy?”

The branch is from the large Sycamore tree in our front garden. And the tumbleweeds were ‘harvested’ on Swan Falls Road during a crazy, windy tumbleweed storm that we drove through.

The Alpaca Fiber is from an Alpaca Ranch near Marsing, Fireball Alpacas or
‘I Make Yarn’. He had a beautiful Alpaca Ranch and roving center with approx. 80 Alpacas on site. His property overlooks the Snake River across from Marsing, ID and is a very scenic setting..

I decided on 4/20/18 that this piece is finished and is the beginning of a series. More updates to follow as I travel on down the path of Eco Art.