Crochet bags – from plastic

I have been crocheting with plastic bags for over a year now and have become obsessed with creating and designing attractive bags for every day use. (I have ‘plarn’ – plastic yarn patterns available in my store) These bags are strong, durable, different, eye catching, perfect for supermarket trips and moving your stuff around town!…

YES to plastic!

Yes to reducing, reusing and recycling plastic bags that is! In 2020, New York City, (where I live), will transition into a plastic bag free world! I am very excited about this, and I have ideas to reduce, reuse, recycle plastic bags by creating temporary art installations using this maligned item from our daily lives….

Poetry in the Air

The ‘Art in the Air’ program that I began in 2018 at Parkchester Library in the Bronx continued this year in a new dynamic way with guest collaborator – talented poet and artist Orlando Ferrand. With 2 grants from Bronx Council on the Arts we embarked on a very fun, very challenging and ultimately engaging…

Art in the Air 2

When I walked into the New York Public Library branch at Parkchester, I had a bit of an ‘aah’ moment. They had an outdoor courtyard!!!! Perfect for an art installation of paracord! It was very visible from the busy street and overhead subway, library patrons can only enter the branch by walking through it, and…

Art Recycled

I was glad to be back at Morris Park Library in the Bronx to run a new program funded by Bronx Council on the Arts through New York State Council on the Arts. ‘Art Recycled‘ was all about reuse, reduce, recycle, an environmentally friendly art program that was FREE. You know all of those plastic…

Hanging Garden

At the start of the year I got a strange phone call from Jodi Moise, the curator of the fine art program at Montefiore Health System, asking if I would consider an outdoor commission of my floral work. I wasn’t really sure since I’ve always worked with woollen yarn for my knitted artwork. But that’s…