Monday, January 21, 2008

Since I caught that eastbound train


When we visited San Francisco in late 2003, I spent an afternoon at the
American Craft Council at Fort Mason and came across the work of an artist named Becky Schaefer. Becky made art which, quite frankly, took my breath away with it's cleverness. She would buy framed or half made tapestries from op shops, and finish them off so they had images on Lara Croft in them. Such as Lara Croft rapelling from a sunflower, or from hot air balloons over an english estate. I really can't describe it very well, but game girl advance does it quite well, and there are more photos!

The reason I brought this up was that I was talking about this artist at SnB last Sunday. So for those who were there and read this, now you know.

The arrival of these today made me very happy. They will be my reward for finishing the show stuff.

Tofutsies = happiness

It's been a tough few days, with my chronic hayfever turning into massive sinus infection. My nose feels (and looks) like someone has biffed me and my forehead feels like my brain is trying to push it's way out. The result is antibiotics and a day off work tomorrow. I anticipate a big sleep-in followed by tennis, snoozing, and finishing the Radiant shawl.

Because the minicluster lace socks are finished, don't you know? More tomorrow ...


  1. Oooooh!! I've been so curious about Tofutsies. I want a full report!

    Also, those Lara Croft tapestries are like the definition of badass.

  2. I'll have to show my hubby the Lara Croft tapestries - he even has a figurine of her! LOL ;) Very cool way of making something new out of what has been discarded, I love it!

    And as for the Tofutsies - gorgeous! I have one ball in my stash, waiting for the perfect project...

  3. very pretty yarn. can't wait to see what you make with it

  4. Ohhh, I love tofutsies! Maybe we should do a tofutsies-along! :)


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