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, December 29, 2009

Another gnome hat

Another quickie hat.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Using the natural methods of 'biomimicry' to fix Cleveland's Cuyahoga River

from today's Plain Dealer...
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Maybe biomimicry can finish saving the Cuyahoga. The new, nature-inspired engineering could be the source of environmental improvements to the river that runs through Cleveland -- especially in the biologically challenged, steel-lined shipping channel. That someday is already dawning, some key river advocates say. Biomimicry is the fast-growing field in which engineers, artists and designers are drawing more and more from natural examples of successful adaptations to solve human problems.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ott Lite

I purchased an Ott Light, which makes a HUGE difference working indoors. "Known as the father of time-lapse photography, Dr. Ott developed the first OttLite product while filming "The Secrets of Life" Series for the Walt Disney Company and helped Disney animators transform an ordinary pumpkin into Cinderella's magical carriage." Thanks again, CPAC.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Yumiko and Frenemies

Vicky and i went to the Frenemies show at The Front Room Gallery. We stayed for over an hour, but misssed the performance piece. It was an excellent show and i got to chat with some chums. i met John G:

Greg Witt - he did a great piece with a tv screen on a track that moved in slow motion around the room. It almost ran over my pal Vicky a couple of times!

Angelique, Michelle Murphy and Brittany

Sandy and I happened upon an art sale this afternoon. I bought a little xmas giftie from Yumiko Goto. She does incredible ceramic work. Look how adorable she is!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

IMAGINE benefit

Sara and I went to a benefit for orphans in Nepal. I had donated a few items for a silent auction - the bids were up to $80 by the time i left. Here I am with the gorgeous Candy, who organized the event.

i look a bit crazed in this pic, but here i am with my teacher, Marni. Maybe i get a little nervous around her, i don't know.