Sunday, July 24, 2011

Water is full of fiber

At least our water is. As Maker Faire Detroit approaches, we are busy putting the final touches on the base waterfall that Faire goers will be adding onto. Lisa Cieri's brilliant artistic flair gave life to the plain rag fiber stitches.

Now, if you are saying to yourself, "That looks nothing like a waterfall" or "This heat must be getting to them," I want you to think Expressionism rather than Realism.

It's more Van Gogh's "Starry Nights"

(public domain)

than Achenbach's "Abendstimmung in der Campagna."

(public domain)

Put yourself in the mindset of Henry Moore's "Reclining Figure"

(photo credit: Andrew Dunn)

rather than Michelangelo's "David."

(photo credit: David Gaya)

Can you see it now? I knew you could.

(I'm in no way comparing this work to these masterpieces, just trying to give you a feel for our inspiration and approach.)

Flowers are also being made so Faire goers don't feel too shy when tying on their own creations. Plus, they're so gosh darn easy and fun to make!

Maker Faire Detroit will have something for everybody. It even has things that you didn't know you were interested in. It's an event where you can expand your vision of what is possible. You can say to the Maker at the booth "I can do that" and they won't be offended. In fact, you'll be encouraged to do so!

In our world where we're told all the time to buy, consume, repeat, it's easy to become lazy in body and mind. Maker Faire is that alarm bell (complete with LEDs and shooting flames) to snap out of it! Do something! Make something!

Visit The Henry Ford for more information or to buy tickets in advance (you can also buy tickets at the door.)

I look forward to seeing Yarn Geeks representing at Maker Faire Detroit 2011!

No comments: