Its been awhile since I’ve posted anything, I can’t believe the summer is almost gone. Things are slowing down a little for me and I’ve been making more time for art, both street art and “respectable” art. This is a picture of a yarnbomb I’m working on for an exhibit in Oakland, CA. Another yarnbomber I follow and respect quite a bit—who goes by Streetcolor—was asked by the Oakland Museum of California to do an installation of her work outside their building. She put a call out for other artists to send her extra yarnbombs to place around the area, on sign posts and bike racks. I jumped on the opportunity and emailed her right away. I just started putting mine together today, its a little different than usual, which I think is a good thing! I’ve noticed that the cotton yarn I’ve used in the past fades really quickly in the elements and the bike rack installation is all shredded (I’m guessing the cotton yarn is rotting a bit). So for this piece I’m using random yarn that I’ve collected over the years in addition to a bunch of odds and ends I got from a sweet elderly lady a couple weeks ago. So far I’m going from a gradation of of grays and browns (with sparkles mixed in) to pinks and purples, and then to greens. Streetcolor asked for yarnbombs 4 or 8 feet in length so I’m going to shoot for 8. I’m excited about it! If you live in California you should definitely check this out, its going up mid-October. More about that when I have more details.