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

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

babyhead fabric

my vintage baby photo collection was culled to make this fabric. I just ordered one yard for a test, but I've got some big plans for this if it works out...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Art pottery show

Tom and I saw some gorgeous pottery this morning at the 2010 American Art Pottery Association Show. We both loved Rose Cabat's work - what a treat. Thanks Amanda and Grandma for babysitting!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Pay Day

My first check from BayArts. Maybe I should frame this?

Monday, April 19, 2010

SCORE Cleveland

Today I met with Mike Weissman and Cal Cohen of SCORE, Cleveland - a group of retired professionals who offer free business advice. They were quite helpful. I'm preparing a business plan.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

By George, I think I've got it

After a couple of weeks and four media - I think I've landed on a solution. First attempt in deerskin. Not quite...
then we have wood...FAIL!
up next, clay... EPIC FAILURE. I almost gave up, because it broke as I was working on it today, the last day before show's deadline. Then the clouds parted...

FELT! Thanks, Audrey, for the inspiration.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cleveland Pep talk Redux

Gave a talk to our phone staff about Cleveland's cultural history - i'm not quite sure how it went over...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Twins

This looks like a normal baby and a zombie baby - not exactly what I was going for.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Play Doh!

Sculpture with the girls tonightWhat do you mean, "what is it?"

Monday, April 12, 2010

3rd eye goggles

The concept is still stronger than the execution here - I'll keep working it out...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Je suis finis

I finished this last night - it all came together rather quickly. Now to complete my 3rd eye goggles...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Group drawing for Shelley

Here is a farewell gift for a former co-worker. She is a skilled bead arist, so Everyone drew a bead. I hope she likes it...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

CPAC Spring Social Event

Lovely time at the Southside in Tremont. I met a few of the second cycle recipients, which was good, but the best part was catching up with my fellow visual arts fellows. It was good to hear we how everyone is doing and that we're having similar experiences. In this photo: Nancy McEntee (photography), Mackenzie Clevenger (dance), Mikaela Clark (dance), and Valerie Mayen (fashion design). Thanks, CPAC for organizing this.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Very Hungry beh beh quilt

Here is side A of Monique and Michael's giftie

Friday, April 2, 2010

For Monique & Michael's baby

here is the back of a quilt for my cousin's baby due mid June this year...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Third eye Goggles rough draft

Here's a draft made with deerskin - still needs some work...