We are going to once again be a part of the pop up store known as "Out of the Box" in Oak Park. This is a holiday Market with a wide and changing array of artisans. We will be there every weekend till the weekend before Christmas. Come check us out as well as the other artists. This year we are lucky enough to be in the same space as last year. The Holiday Market is located at 109 N Oak Park Ave. Oak Park IL. More information below (you can click on the picture to see a larger image)...
Just a quick note to say that I will be in the Ravenswood ArtWalk this weekend. I will be housed in the Big tent. More information about the Ravenswood ArtWalk and the artist's exhibiting can be found here.
I just realized I forgot to put this up here. Mom and I will be showing and selling our work at the Out Of The Box Holiday Gift Market over the next 4 weekends. The opening reception is Friday 11/30/12 from 5 to 8pm. If you click on the picture above it will enlarge and give you all the information. :)
I just wanted to make you all aware of the wonderful show starting tonight at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, "The Fine Art of Fiber". This is a show put on by three guilds: the Illinois Quilter's Inc., the North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, and the Weavers Guild of the North Shore. My mother Camilla Krueger will be there selling her wonderful felted hats, vests, and wraps. Please come out this weekend and check it out and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping...lol. More information on the show here .
I just wanted to let you know that Mom and I will be selling at the LillStreet Student Member Sale which is going on this week through Sunday October 28th. Please come and check out our work as well as the work of various other artists.
LillStreet Art Center is located at 4401 North Ravenswood Avenue Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-4226. LillStreet Website Here
Besides working on scarves for craft fairs I worked on a piece that is going to be part of a gallery show titled "Blind Eye: The Result of Doing Nothing" I will be posting more pictures but here is a teaser.
Mom and I are going to be selling at the Ravenswood ArtWalk in Chicago IL again this year. It is being held along the Ravenswood Corridor (Both the East side and West side of Ravenswood and along some off shooting side streets) between Irving Park Rd and Lawrence Avenue (see map here ). The Dates are Saturday and Sunday September 29th and 30th. We are listed on the map as "Krueger, Camilla & Frances". Come out and see us!
I have been ignoring my blog lately. I've just been so busy. And, next week I am off to the Midwest Felting Symposium (will be taking pictures to post). I will be taking classes with Pamela MacGregor and Pam de Groot. Needless to say I am really looking forward to it. The only fly in my ointment at the moment is a sore throat. I see the doctor about that on Thursday. I refuse to be sick! Anyway, I felt like my blog needed a change, so I changed the title picture. The thing is, I think I need a bigger change (to the blog that is). I am seriously thinking about changing the template. So, if you come back and the blog is completely redesigned don't be surprised. It probably won't happen for a couple weeks yet since I really need to pack all my supplies and some clothes...lol. So, since I don't like to post without pictures, above (for your inspiration) you will find a photo I took of a decorative wall outside the walled gardens at the Chicago Botanic Gardens back in June. It comes off as one of those illusion illustrations (which is kind of cool), and the texture...I really like the texture. Anyhow, Ciao for now. :)
My newest project is my felted Moon Rabbit. In Japan they do not have the man in the moon they have the rabbit who lives on the moon and makes mochi in a pot. See Wikipedias entry here . Above is my moon rabbit before wetting out. More pictures to come later.
I have started working on a new wall hanging. This one is smaller and I am using C1 wool along with some leftover Finn wool. This is the first time I have tried combining them so it should be an interesting experiment. I will post pictures when I'm done.
Also, I have added a new medium to my repertoire. I am taking a class on working with metal jewelery. I have been thinking of ways to combine felt with metal. I have also been thinking about making some scarf rings/clips to sell along with my nuno felt scarves.
Lastly I have been taking photos and pondering on the really weird weather the Midwestern States in the U.S. have been experiencing. It is hard for me to believe that there are people who don't think that man is having an effect on the weather.
As much as it makes me shudder to say this, I am approaching middle-age (actually I think I am already there...sigh). I have a great many interests (e.g. Anthropology, Photography, Textiles), but at the moment I am concentrating on fiber art (felting and dying fabric in particular). I came to the world of fiber art not that long ago. I have been at it for a little over three years. I sell my felted art at a local shop and and enter the occasional artisan/craft show. I am still taking art classes here and there. I think at this point I should probably call myself a professional student. LOL! I am also a member of the Surface Design Association and the administrator for the Illinois chapter of the SDA's blog.
It goes without saying that all original photographs, text, and images are owned and copyrighted by me. Please be respectful and contact me if you wish to use any of the above. Chances are good I will say yes.