July 28, 2007

The finished plastic bag bag!
Holds vinyl LPs just fine.
I rocked this bag all over 3 boroughs today and received...well, a luke warm response. The next bag will be way fresher. Just warming up.
Thanks to my brother for the barely acceptable photo and thanks to me for the worse one.

ramble startle stencil

Of the many events of today's Old North End festivities, I partook in very few but enjoyed them much! It was a pleasure as always to have visitors to the Stairway Gallery, which is typically open by appointment only. Anyone who missed it is welcome to contact me by email to schedule a visit.

The Kriya Studio hosted a fine community paint-in, inviting the public to use their paint and plywood in the name of mural making. I used my stencil to add a startle of barn swallows to the bright, celestial image in progress at 3:30 pm.

July 27, 2007

Gallery open 12 to 6 tommorrow

The Flying Hen Stairway Gallery will be open from 12 to 6 pm tommorrow, Saturday July 28 for the Ramble. Please stop by if you're in the hood. Above is the building's facade; gallery door is located off the driveway.

This photo is a note from my desk. The chevron stripes are a sleeve hem from a sweater nearly finished. Sewing the components together may have to wait until I finished reading a certain giant book just released last weekend (shhh! say nothing!). Corrugated cardboard barn swallows are left over from preparing a stencil for the community graffiti project at Kriya Studio. If the babies' teeth allow, I just might get to paint it, insha'allah!

July 25, 2007


The box of National Geographics leftover from the swap will be donated to the Kriya Studio, a community art space on North Winooski Ave in the Old North End. Never been there? Visit during the Ramble this weekend to see DJ Littlewing, the audience participation graffiti mural, and more!

After a nearly sleepless night of parenting twins, I feel so grateful to be up in the studio, listening to Saul Williams and Bahamadia, working on a new stencil, and moving freely about my own headspace. Whew!! Being a good mother sure ain't easy, can I get a witness?

July 24, 2007

thanks, swappers!

Well, that was fun! Thank you to all those who came, to all who rsvp'd and to the members of the Burlington Craft Mafia who posted the event on their blogs. Thank you, thank you.

Pictured below are some prominent leftovers, which are still available to anyone who wants to pick them up. The yarn is mostly acrylic (and lots of it!), with some tapestry-grade wool and some novelty-eyelash.

Collage-artists: here is a giant stash of National Geographics from the 80's, waiting to be yours!

Available fabrics include corduroy, velveteen, net, satin, calico and tulle in vatious dimensions....

Miscellaneous goodies include:
-a 110 spy camera with 5 rolls of film
- a Mercury Satellite 127 medium format camera (which may work)
- plastic panoramic snapshot camera, 35mm
-a kenmore buttonholing mechanism (with interchangable presser feet)

If you wish to claim any of these leftovers, email me at flyinghenstudio@gmail.com.

July 16, 2007

quick reminder

Hey Burlingtonians! The art and craft supply swap is coming right up.... time for busy people to start sorting! It's this Sunday from 3 to 5 pm, and if you're planning on coming rsvp to flyinghenstudio@gmail.com. Thanks!

July 12, 2007

Plastic Bag Textiles

I got totally nutty making these plastic bag things. Sorry about the plastic on your iron mo-t.

July 9, 2007

lesson one thumbnails

This project was made on 5 July in Burlington, VT with xeroxes, YES paste and spackling knives. The images were lifted from an album sleeve of a 1983 breakdance compilation.

July 5, 2007

paper mobile finished

The paper mobile project is finished! One is in the mail to Boston and the other is hanging over the kitchen crib, to help out when watching Mothertrucker cook isn't quite interesting enough...

The mobiles inspired me to share some other images of lovely things hanging in the studio, including this amalgamation:
and this piece of fabric which I knit from strips of torn cotton shirts.
A final photo for today's post:

This is my main work surface looking,as it often does, cluttered with projects in various stages of completion and chaos.

July 2, 2007


The Flying Hen will be hosting a SWAP of art and craft supplies from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, July 22. Everything is free, of course, and there are no requirements for swapping: just bring the supplies you'd like to donate and take home what you will use. If you'd like to come or have any questions please contact us at flyinghenstudio@gmail.com. So far the pot includes yarn, watercolor paper, inks, felt and beads.