Sunday, February 22, 2009

Asahi Art Machine

So I've been busily making these little pieces for the Asahi Art Machine (a big vending machine full of art!) that's going to be part of the Living Lounge Festival which is taking place this weekend at Western Park, Ponsonby. It's going to be awesome! My kitsch idol Judy Darragh is a part of it too so I'm sure going to be getting some of her work.. The way I understand it to work is that you buy a beer and get a token for the machine, so basically I'll just be getting drunk!

I've made knitted tampon brooches, plaster brooches and nipple tassels! It'll definitely be interesting to see how well they go down!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Knitted Lightbulb Cosies!!

For the second issue of our fabulous zine Cardboard Box I knitted 4 lightbulb cosies (well 5 but the fifth got somewhat damaged after I left the light on for too long - they are a bit of a fire hazard as it turns out!) and popped them onto a page.. I have recently been offered the chance to do it on a much larger scale by the lovely Lou who owns OUi Boutique in St Kevins Arcade!

So here's the 9 cosies I've whipped up in the last few days.. they only take just over half an hour each to knit which is great. I've also been given free rein with colours!

So in three weeks time 30 lightbulb cosies will be hanging in the window display area of OUi Boutique. I think this is the most excited I've ever been! It will also co-incide with Sally Shand, one of our Issue Three featured artists, showing her work on the exhibition wall inside!