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

Friday, December 31, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Inspiration and execution

these twisted christmas decorations inspired the crop creepy snow people i made - for sale tomorrow at Blue Arrow Boutique in Collinwood...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

holiday card 2010

Tiny tots with their eyes all a-glow - I was actually organized enough to make my cards this year...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday prints

prints for sale at the Blue Arrow Boutique's Holiday Extravaganza! Saturday, December 18. Artists will be set up from 1 - 6 p.m. selling jewelry, prints, fiber, holiday items, and more!

At 6:00 p.m. Joanna Wilson (Christmas TV Companion BLOG) will give a reading from her new book, Tis the Season TV.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A lovely note from Caroline Beidler

One of my drawings was presented as an award to Caroline Beidler, an activist in a campaign to clean up a manganese factory. She sent me the sweetest note saying how much she liked the picture. She also wrote, "I count myself very blessed to have been able to meet and work with you." The honor was mine, Caroline.photo:Melissa English, Caroline Beidler and Rachael Belz at Ohio Citizen Action's 35th anniversary party in Cincinnati.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bears in a tree

Everyone drew a bear

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Eventized: A Michael Neno Blog

I met this lovely and talented fellow at Genghis Con - he gave me a shout-out on his blog. Thanks Michael!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snow People

these guys will become holiday decorations - will be for sale at Blue Arrow Vintage soon...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Under the sea

quick fabric piece

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tiny gurus

six tiny gurus - character studies for comic

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fun A Plenty

one more item for BayArts holiday shop

Out of this world

another item for BayArts holiday shop


item for BayArts holiday shop

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tiny Yogi

I started on the cover of a comic I'm making for the Genghis Con Underground comic fest.

Friday, October 29, 2010


This machine prints in thread. I'm thinking about throwing down the last of the fellowship funds on this baby..

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Party pics

I spent Saturday night with many old friends at Ohio Citizen Action's 35th anniversary party. Here is one of my most nearest and dearest - Miss Vicky.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Turtles for Jane

In honor of her many years of dedicated work, everyone drew Jane a turtle. Good luck in your adventures at school! I will miss you...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Center for Creativity at the Columbus Museum of Art

I went down to Columbus yesterday for a "creativity in your life" conference. Artie Isaac was the main presenter - he was witty and entertaining and made the whole trip worthwhile. The keynote was Pullitzer Prize winner, Michael Chabon. He was also great.Fiber artist and professor at CCAD, Jon Wahling
Danielle, Janet and I participated in a breakout session on brainstorming.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Radioathon contest submission

I'm a huge fan of the station, especially "Pleasure Leftist" on Thursday mornings.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Julia Butterfly Bulldog

Inspired by Julia Butterfly Hill - best known for living in a 180-foot-tall, roughly 1500-year-old California Redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999. Hill lived in the tree to prevent loggers of the Pacific Lumber Company from cutting it down.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba T-shirts

Home-made shirts to wear to the Yo Gabba Gabba Live show. Brobee for Mary Helen and Muno for Sylvie. DJ Biz Markie was definitely the highlight. He was like a big beat boxing santa claus - he sat kids from the audience on his lap and taught them a beat. So Cute!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dog Power Salute

Another great moment in Doggie History inspired by...

The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute was a noted black power protest and one of the most overtly political statements[1] in the history of the modern Olympic Games. African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed the Black power salute at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kent Henrickson

Tom went to the Cleveland Print Show yesterday and spotted work by an amazing artist, Kent Henrickson. This is Judith Solodkin from SOLO Impression Inc - she's holding the print we purchased, The Children’s Fable I (Pink). It's a lithograph on pink linen with digital embroidery. I loved everything at their table. Seeing his work combined with Emily's workshop last week has got my mind spinning.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Emily Felderman workshop

(photo: Charla, Karen, Emily, me, Carole, Helen, and ???!!!)
Yesterday I spent the day with some delightful ladies. The Cleveland Museum of Art hosted a workshop by Emily Felderman, a local textile artist. Her technique involves the accumulation of hundreds of teeny, tiny stitches. I'll post a photo of my piece when it's a little further along.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Power to the Poodles

First in a series - Great Moments in Doggie History. Also an homage to the great Tomi Ungerer and his poster of Angela Davis...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010