a blog about Angela Oster's art, inspiration, and post-experience as a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts & Culture

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gnome hat

I refreshed my knitting skills with some youtube clips. I made this over the these past few evenings while watching Ken Burns on PBS - how domestic! It's too big for Sylvie, but it might make a nice gift.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fine Points

Sylvie & I had a great time with my pal Eileen on Sat. We went to the fabulous Fine Points yarn shop on Larchmere. Walking into the space is an immersion into color and texture - so lovely.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Audrey embroiders Super Fetus

We spent last evening with my cousins Audrey and Brad - Audrey is holding an embroidery of one of my Super Fetus drawings. She does great work and has started to sell crafts on Etsy.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dynamite Night out

This is old news by now, but i went to see Charles Walker and the Dynamites on Tuesday at the Beachland. While Tom and Sylvie were safe at home I got my groove on. It felt good to get out and dance.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Delegation & Drawing

I am managing my time at work little better lately - delegating tasks and such. If I'm not careful, I might delegate myself right of a job. Here is a drawing I made yesterday. I'm going to leave it alone for a while...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Vortex in black

Finished this drawing. It made me decide to abandon color. I do much better in black & white.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thank you CoolCleveland!

While my laptop was being repaired tonight at the Apple Store I spotted Thomas Mulready from CoolCleveland. I was so glad to be able to introduce myself and thank Thomas personally for his listserve. If it were not for CoolCleveland, I may never have heard about the Creative Workforce Fellowship. I read about one of the workshops being held near my home, so I decided on a whim to attend and find out more. The rest is history! I am forever grateful to Mr Mulready and the fantastic outreach that his emails provide to the community of Cleveland. Thanks again and again. Here is Thomas and his son, Max.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Michele Muldrow show

Last night, I stopped by Heights Arts for fellow fellow Michelle Muldrow's fantastic show. I brought Sylvie along - Tom was out of town. I was glad to see her amazing work and chat with the always gracious Peggy Spaeth. I saw a couple of CIA folks- why does that tweak me out? It was good to get out to an opening - i need to step out more often.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Vortex

Here is a drawing that i started before i left for vacation. It's not quite finished. I think this would work as a larger piece.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Animal Shelter benefit

The benefit for the animal shelter was a big success - they raised over $2,000. In addition to flyers, they used my drawing for a t-shirt:

Dogs were invited:

It was packed, and they sold out of the t-shirts:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hello baby, goodbye chemicals

"Filmmaker Min Sook Lee documents her quest to avoid environmental toxins and still lead a normal life... Motherhood changes everything, Ms. Lee says. Alarmed by a rash of toy recalls shortly after her daughter's birth, she began to conceive My Toxic Baby , a lyrical account of her journey down the rabbit hole of the chemically saturated world we inhabit, even in utero," Toronto Globe & Mail.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Seth Rosenberg 1952-2009

Yesterday, I attended the memorial service for another CPAC fellow Seth Rosenberg. It was lovely - so much humor, wit and warmth. I was simply an acquaintance, but i feel like I got to know Seth after listening to the incredible outpouring from his friends and family. Here is one of his paintings: