Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Finger Crocheted Yellow Rug on Univision

So as Crafty Vegan as I am, one of the things I really like to do is finger crochet. Thanks to The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse, one of the items I made was shown on Univision last Thursday 23rd!! It's a yellow rug with a mocha border made from left over t-shirt fabrics....so exciting!! Check out the video link below and also a link to the LB Depot's Site....


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Imagine That" & "Warm Expressions" Art Workshops

The Living Love Foundation hosted some summer fun at Bixby Park this summer....we had many activities for kids including yoga for kids, soccer, tasty & healthy food and recycled art workshops!!

Here are a couple of pictures....

One of our little artists taking a break from her art project to feed her little baby brother....so nice and thoughtful of her!

After the workshop, it's time to go home! 2 of our other artists standing next to me on my flower power bike...

The following 3 pictures are from "Warm Expressions", another event hosted by Living Love during the holidays....here we painted capes!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Recycled Art Workshop at the Pike Festival 2010

During the summer, I taught some recycled art workshops. Some took place at the Pike Festival and others at "Imagine That" at Bixby Park, hosted by The Living Love Foundation.

A big geroup of exchange students happened to pass by our art booths and were interested in finger crocheting....although I thought I was going to be instructing them, they ended up showing me some of their finger crocheting skills and together we made many long long and thin scarves...oh, and don't be alarmed by the spider behind me...she is my finger crochet role model.

We also made purses and bags by decorating milk cartons with pieces of fabric, yarn, ribbon and any other treasures we found hidden around....

Milk Carton Bag/Magazine Holder

The tall boy in this picture finger crocheted the blue beanie he is wearing! He was a fast learner!
Spider man!!
And the kids in the front are holding shakers that they made with empty toilet paper rolls, pieces of fabric and string and of course, beans!!! Can't forget those, especially if you want to shake it and make some music!!