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

Saturday, October 31, 2009

3 pumpkins, 3 punkins

it was a fun filled day of playing outside, eating treats and visiting with friends and family. i'm so grateful to be surrounded by so many dear ones. thank you thank you thank you... here's what super hero fetuses grow up to be:

may i present this year's jack-o-lantern collection

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Garden Gnome

here is an attempt at a gnome costume - it was a good idea in theory, but the execution was a bit botched. Sylvie did not like to wear it, so i ended up buying a costume after all...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Great Lakes Sturgeon making a comeback

The mighty lake sturgeon - an odd-looking North American fish that has been on Earth no fewer than 150 million years and that coexisted with dinosaurs for at least 85 million years - is making a comeback in the Great Lakes region after nearly going extinct in the early 1900s

Last spring, lake sturgeon spawned for the first time in 30 years in the Canadian waters of the Detroit River. The site, at the head of Fighting Island, near Wyandotte, Mich., involved a reef built as part of a joint U.S.-Canadian effort in 2008.

Even with their gradual comeback-in-the-making, today's lake sturgeon make up just 1 percent of the numbers found in the Great Lakes region in the late 1800s. They are listed as threatened in Michigan and Ontario and endangered in Ohio waters of the Great Lakes.

Indeed, many Native Americans - especially the Menominee of northern Wisconsin, one of the few tribes in the Great Lakes region that was never pushed westward - have drawn parallels between the plight of lake sturgeon and of the American buffalo.

Individually, a lake sturgeon can live for nearly 200 years, some growing to lengths of more than six feet and topping out at a weight of 300 pounds. Toledo Blade

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Day at the museum

What a gorgeous fall day! I spent the day with my dear pal Eileen. The museum was magnificent - i feel so fortunate to have this resource so close at hand. There were many new treasures to feast upon - i don't remember any Calders in the old space - and the Lee Bonticou was the best thing i've seen in a loooooooong time. I want to go look at it again soon. There was a CWF social event in the evening. it was a lovely time - i brought Sylvie and she had a blast. we topped the evening off with a birthday celebration for my neice, Amanda. it was fantastic day!!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Scarf for auction

Here is a scarf i made that will be auctioned to benefit Ohio Citizen Action.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fabric swatches have arrived

It's exciting to have these drawings printed on fabric. I am thinking about an entire line of baby clothes based on my drawings. My friend's daughter calls my fetus fish "Flying Fellinis" - which i really like. I might have to use that.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Matrix of fiber

Here is a length of material made from yarn and thread.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

laptop case

a quick craft project that had been stewing in the queue for a while

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Leddy Collection

O momentous day - a picture of mine now resides in the private collection of my dear friend, Mark. It was a commissioned work based on some of his favorite junk.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday at Sterle's

My first visit to Sterle's(beware of polka music if you visit this link) - East 55th and St Clair. It's a meat lover's paradise - schnitzle, sausage, pork in gravy. I'm not eating a whole lot of flesh these days, but i loved the cheesecake! The girls had a great time dancing - they entertained the entire dining room.

the cutest mommy and bebe girl evah

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Spook

inspired by a children's book illustration -

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fabric design

Another dream realized - my own fabric!
the fetal fish work well as a repeat - i ordered 3 different swatches in 3 color variations - my plan is to design a whole product line - clothes, toys, cloth book, etc...