Crocheting the Way: Meet Olek

Art happening on the NYC subway Olek is an artist. What is her art? Well, it’s called  knit graffiti, yarn bombing, or urban knitting . It makes us take a second look. Or perhaps a 30 second look. New York City-based artist Agata Oleksiak (known as Olek) uses crochet in bold colors to make her statement.Continue reading “Crocheting the Way: Meet Olek”

Never Sorry by Vicki Dasilva

From Moco Art: Vicki DaSilva uses tube lamps to create photography based on light graffiti. DaSilva uses this medium to create site-specific installations loaded with socio-political commentary. The single frame time exposure light paintings are made by moving the lamps either by hand or along tracks to create fields of light. Her current show ofContinue reading “Never Sorry by Vicki Dasilva”

Liquid Wood by Philippe Starck

Now this chair has the poetry in it! Via DesignBoom: The zartan chair by philippe starck with eugeni quitllet is a new approach to industrial production in a post-plastic era. at the magis booth on the milan fairgrounds, designboom spotted this from top to toe wholly natural chair, made of a sort of  ‘liquid wood’. Read more here.

The Poets: NaPoWriMo 2011

Here’s a list of poets participating in NaPoWriMo 2011. If you’d like your blog link added to (or subtracted from) the list, just leave it in thecomment section. In an effort to save time I carried over my list from last year.  If you’d like to set up a free blog, wordpress.com is an easyContinue reading “The Poets: NaPoWriMo 2011”

Happy National Poetry Month 2011!

National Poetry Month begins today, April 1st, 2011.  At Writers in the Schools (WITS) we send out an email with a child’s poem every day for the month. Find out about that and other poetry offerings here. If you are truly brave and want to WRITE a poem a day this April, consider participating in NaPoWriMo. Don’tContinue reading “Happy National Poetry Month 2011!”

On the perilous effects of buried alien spacecraft by peter jay shippy

They told me, fetch the jawbreaker They told me, take down the wash They told me, any day now, any day They told me, one book?—as good as another They told me, ’til someone loses an eye They told me, gravity is deafening Nancy, they told me, Nancy with the laughing face They told me,Continue reading “On the perilous effects of buried alien spacecraft by peter jay shippy”

Habanero by Claire Desjardins

This I gleaned from Art MoCo: Montreal painter Claire Desjardins has recently turned her hand to bold, colourful abstracts works that are a clear departure from her previous softer, more figurative pieces. These new series, full of vibrant movement, are an expression of the artist’s long-standing relationship with colour. Desjardins uses her palette in suchContinue reading “Habanero by Claire Desjardins”