VultureChow wrote:1) Should I even bother? It sounds sort of boring in the context of everything else that people make, but I thought it would be cool to see.
wh..sh wrote:You absolutelyfreakingmustforsure do this! And please, don't worry about people and what they think of it. Do the project for yourself.
That said, it would be really cool around your camp.
Last year I wanted to do a tiny project like that. Basically I wanted to write this on a placard and place it outside my camp (Nerd alert)
/* Hello World program */
But didn't do it (maybe this year). Don't be me.
theCryptofishist wrote:VultureChow wrote:1) Should I even bother? It sounds sort of boring in the context of everything else that people make, but I thought it would be cool to see.
Never, ever, ever let that dissuade you. Never. Ever. Ever.
Don't sit there and say that "Bliss" or "the Pier" is the only way to do art. If nothing else, you have read about dozens of projects by this time, so you can exterpolate that a very wide range of art is on display there. There is an old definition of Burningman as "the Special Olympics of Art". I don't like the definition, I think ti shorts both experiences, but it does get close to something about the burn, that all art is welcome. (Okay, physically damaging someone else permanently is probably not a good idea.) Go ahead and do it. A beachball is nice to pack in your bag, it's all deflated. Acrylic. It's cheapest and I'm sure it comes in Trash Fence Orange. And there's no fussing about dye lots if you don't buy enough.
AntiM wrote:I miscalculated my bus schedule, and watched the buses roll by as I left the dentist office. Waiting for the next bus meant my transfer would expire. So I walked home, stopping halfway home for a latte and a muffin. Listened to a young lady talking over her big plans for the future with a couple guys, how she didn't want to "waste time" at Weber State, how she wanted to be an artist not an engineer, maybe teach some young kids art in school, or get a grant to learn art history in Europe. I was dying to butt in, I should have.
1. Do not consider teaching as a vocation unless you have a passion for education. Teaching should never be a fallback plan.
2. Weber State is a perfectly fine place to go balls to the wall for two years and get an Associate's degree, thereby locking in all your prerequisites for a 4 year degree.
3. Repeat after me: I am an artist. Now go make art, eat, drink, learn, discuss, study, read, absorb art daily. You are an artist. The commercially make a living part comes later, if ever, but never doubt: you ARE an Artist.
My teeth are clean, and my gaping hole with a crown post is ground down smooth. My walk home did not kill me, although the hernia isn't altogether joyous.
theCryptofishist wrote:A beachball is nice to pack in your bag, it's all deflated. Acrylic. It's cheapest and I'm sure it comes in Trash Fence Orange. And there's no fussing about dye lots if you don't buy enough.
Drawingablank wrote:Sounds very interesting. I can envision it tacked onto an end of the trash fence looking like someone left off in mid stitch - but then hardly anyone would get to see it.
Bob wrote:It's possible you could do something *useful* with this, in that some of the capital-A Artists often need fence around installations, generators, guy line anchors, etc. after-the-fact. Work up a prototype and send in a proposal.
Drawingablank wrote:Instead of yarn, why not use something thicker like 1/4 inch rope - I would think it would go much quicker.
Drawingablank wrote:Perhaps those hooks they sell that are approx 1 inch diameter (the ones that say you can make this scarf in 30 minutes or whatever).
Stitch wrote:I was involved in building a satellite reef for the hyperbolic crochet reef project, so I came across this problem when I needed to cover a lot of ground quickly and cheaply for the display. I found the easiest way to bulk up a large section with crazy brain coral was to use thick upholstery piping (1/2" or so is about 30 to 40 cents a yard). It can be crocheted with an extra large sized hook (blue plastic one sold at Michael's or Mal-mart, unsure of size) or with your fingers. It's cotton, so it can be dyed and doesn't slip when making knots like rope or cording might.
I was a total beginner and using the piping was a piece of cake. If you know what you're doing, I'm imagining a crocheted dome taking maybe a week to make. Good luck with the project and happy hooking!
KodiakM wrote:I love this idea.
Have you considered using plarn?
Or used bicycle tubes?
As soon as I saw your post, I thought it was an amazing project idea. Especially after seeing plastic bags caught in fences like so; http://www.cawrecycles.org/files/images/plastic-bags_fence.jpg
Why not use plastic bags to make a trash fence, since so many of them end up as trash on fences?
VultureChow wrote:we'll see what kind of patience I have with this. Did 15 so far this weekend.
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