Saturday, December 19, 2009

Submissions for Tide Pool Project

Finally finding some time to focus on the Tide Pool Project. Its a bigger undertaking than I originally thought and I have had very little time to devote to promoting it this past year- which is why I am extending the deadline to January 15th 2011. Above are some submissions that I hope will inspire you to participate in this global collaborative. For more information please visit the Tide Pool Project's official blog.

Student Sea Life Collages

Here are a couple of Sea Life collages made by 5th graders at North Star Elementary. I've been working with them on and off since October. These are postcards made of muslin with paint and printed papers. The images are contact paper transfers. They worked really hard on them and were able to take them home before Christmas break to give as gifts to family or friends. More of their collages will be worked into a large textile panel and will form a mosaic of sorts. It will hang at the school until the end of the year and will later be included in an exhibition at the Kodiak Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A curious creature emerges...

Made from a recycled wool sweater, this little one-eyed sea monster is fully pose-able, likes to ride in cars and is very, very curious.

Monday, March 30, 2009

International Call for Entires: Textile Tide Pool Project

I am seeking submissions from fiber artists around the world to create a collaborative tide pool made up of textile stones, kelp, anemone, barnacles, octopi, crabs, shells and other related flora and fauna. My goal is to create a textile tide pool that will bring awareness to the importance of our coastal waters and the delicate and critical balance they play in the health of our planet. 

This international collaboration will be exhibited at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge on Kodiak Island, Alaska in 2010. I hope to find other cities around the world that are interested in hosting this exhibit and drawing attention the importance of the health and sustainability of our oceans worldwide. This project has the potential to bring a tactile and diverse representation of tide pools to people who might not have otherwise experienced the marvel of exploring the thriving biodiversity found in tidal waters.  

Submissions may be no smaller than 2 inches and no larger than 6 inches in any direction. Artists may work in any textile discipline (i.e. knitting, felting, sewing, crochet) and are encouraged to create 3 dimensional works OR 2 dimensional surfaces with raised detailing and embellishment. Recycled materials are also acceptable, as garbage and debris pose a threat to coastal wildlife that ingest or otherwise become entangled in discarded trash and lost fishing gear. 

All objects received will be documented online at with credit given to artists and links to blogs or websites. Please include your name, city/state/country where you reside, email address and URL you would like us to link to. There is no limit to the number of objects that can be submitted. Submissions become the property of the International Textile Tide Pool Project. Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2010.

Please mail all submissions to:  

c/o Elizabeth O'Donnell 
P.O. Box 3075 
Kodiak Island, Alaska 
99615 USA

or email for more information:

Thursday, March 05, 2009

International Call for Mail Art

I'm  sending out an international call for submissions of  Ocean Themed Mail Art. Thoughts, visions, dreams, poetry, imaginings and interpretations of the the Sea to be sent in the post. Please visit my page on International Union of Mail Artists for complete details, to see current submissions or to learn more about mail art in general. All submissions will be documented on my blog The Sea: International Mail Art Project.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

1001 Journals Project

JOurnal #3397
Originally uploaded by yarnpunk

I've launched an ocean themed journal on that I hope to include in an art show at the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge in Kodiak, Alaska in 2010. If you are interested in signing up to participate please visit the 1001 Journals website (you will need to create a user account to participate) and check out Journal #3397.

Kodiak residents are welcome to participate in a local journal that I will be launching within the community very soon. Watch for details or email me with your name and contact info and I'll put you on the list to receive the journal.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Originally uploaded by yarnpunk

Mixed-Media and Acrylic on wood. This piece was created for the Women's History Month Art Show "TAKING THE LEAD TO SAVE OUR PLANET" hosted by the Kodiak Soroptimists in the Gerald Wilson Auditorium foyer February 28th, 2009 from 3-6 pm.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love Crush Mail Art Show

Textile Postcards
Originally uploaded by yarnpunk

My last two postcards for the Love Crush Mail Art Show opening Fri. 13th (tonight) at the Harbor Building. Bottom one is my "trade" that will be randomly mailed to another artist participating in the show.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Love Themed Mail Art Show

Here are a couple of postcards I've been working on for a local love themed Mail Art Show to be held at the Harbor Building for the month of February. Artist reception will be on Friday, February 13th around 7:00 pm. Each participating artist must make an extra postcard which will then be randomly mailed to another artist participating in the show. Looking forward to finding some art in my mailbox this month!

Teesha's Yarn Project

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Teesha's Yarn Project

Ready to ply...

Cyber Fyber International ATC Trade

These are the three ATC's I received from the Cyber Fyber International ATC trade. The bottom one is ceramic! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Teesha's Yarn Project

Here is a sample of four more segments spun into Teesha's Yarn. More imagery and texture went into these than what is photographed here. Each segment represents a page in a artist's journal.  As with many mixed media journals, the creative process is executed in layers. This is also true with this piece, as more objects and elements will be plied into the yarn that correspond to each page, and a final layering of hand stitching and embellishing will come into play.

Coffee Art

I received this little kit as a trade at ArtFiberFest awhile back, and finally found some idle time to play and embellish the coffee sleeve that came so neatly packaged in a coffee cup with fabric, yarn bits and beads. I added some metal to the mix and am now enjoying the finished results along with my favorite beverage: Cappuccino, mostly dry, with half a shot of hazelnut.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Cyber Fyber : Exquisite Corpse

Above is the section of Arlee Barr's Corpse I worked on. I really love how cohesive this piece turned out and think that I will borrow her format in the future. By not segmenting the design into perfect squares as I did with mine, the various techniques used seem to flow more seamlessly into each other. This piece is heading to the Cyber Fyber Exhibit opening this month.