Saturday, July 3, 2010

XENOBIA'S PACE UNIVERSITY ARTIST RESIDENCY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

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GREETINGS EVERYONE, I AM FINALLY IN MY STUDIO AT MY PACE UNIVERSITY SUMMER RESIDENCY. IT LOOKS LIKE I AM GOING TO BE DOING A LOT OF RECYCLED WORK.

THE OTHER DAY I WAS TALKING ON THE PHONE TO MY DEAR ARTIST FRIEND SHIMODA, I STATED TO HER THAT I WAS INTERESTED IN SPINNING NEWSPAPER INTO YARN, I TOLD HER I DID NOT FIND VERY MUCH INFO ABOUT IT ON THE INTERNET, SO, IT WAS REALLY HARD FINDING INSTRUCTION.

SHIMODA SUGGESTED I GET IN TOUCH WITH THE FABULOUS SPINNER, KNITTER AND CROCHETER SAHARA BRISCO. BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN SPINNING AMAZING YARNS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. (I DO'NT KNOW WHY I DID NOT THINK OF THIS MYSELF)

I CALLED SAHARA, AND TO CUT TO THE CHASE,... SAHARA BEING THE BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT THAT SHE IS,... NOT ONLY SHOWED ME HOW TO SPIN THE NEWSPAPERS.... SHE FIRST, IN THE MATTER OF A FEW MINUTES, SHE TAUGHT HERSELF HOW TO SPINNING A WONDERFUL EASY TO CROCHET NEWSPAPER YARN,... SHE DID A MAJOR LOAD OF PROBLEM SOLVING,... THEN SHE LOANED ME ONE OF HER SPINDLE, SO THAT I COULD GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY SPINNING RIGHT AWAY,... THEN SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO SPIN THE NEWPAPER INTO YARN

NOW TELL ME... IS THAT SISTAH LOVE? OR, IS THAT SISTAH LOVE?...

SO, (MY ANGEL OF THE MOMENT) SAHARA AND I WERE IN THE STUDIO, IN SPINNING NEWSPAPER NTO YARN AND SHE WAS SPINNING A PROJECT OF HERS OF THIN SILK THREADS UNTIL THE SECURITY GUARD CAME AND TOLD US THE BUILDING WAS CLOSING..

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HERE IS A VIDEO EXAMPLE OF THE BEAUTIFUL, THIN, EVEN BALL OF NEWSPAPER YARN SAHARA SPUN.

AND A EXAMPLE OF MY FIRST SKIEN OF NEWPAPER YARN BELOW SAHARAS, I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT SPINNING THIS NEWSPAPER YARN, IT TOOK ONE SHEET OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TO CREAT SAHARAS BALL OF YARN AND ONE PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TO CREAT MY SKIEN OF YARN.

SO... NOW I HAVE MY FIRST SKIEN OF NEWSPAPER YARN THAT WILL BE CROCHET INTO A WEDDING DRESS TO GO ALONG WITH MY RECYCLED WEDDING CAKE ADORNMENT.

I AM ALSO WORKING ON THE PAPIER MACHE FURNITURE PIECE, THERE IS A LOT OF CARDBOARD BOXES IN THIS AREA AT NIGHT SO I HAVE PLENTY TO BUILD WITH.

I AM SO VERY!! VERY!! GREATFUL TO (MY ANGEL OF THE MOMENT) SAHARA BRISCOE AND HER AMAZING SPINNING HANDS.