Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Christie's thinks we're crazy

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Village Voice, NY
... It was the year the Times promoted a collection of "outsider art" (defined by Christie's as work made by "insane, institutionalized, unschooled . . .

Art on rise in heartland

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ART on the rise in Heartside
The Grand Rapids Press (subscription), MI
... Ministry's art program for area residents was gaining momentum, leading the organization to build a storefront gallery and studio space for its "outsider artists"

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Bubble Art Photography

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This is BEAUTIFUL! I don't know if it qualifies as "Outsider" art, but it certainly is fascinating

Fan Yang's Bubble Art Photography
Group: news:alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird
Date: Wed, Dec 17, 2003, 2:11am (MST-1)
From: (Nvivo)
Fan Yang's Bubble Art Photography
Bubble Photo Art Collection

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Horse of a different color

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ART: Horse of a different colour
The Sunday Times (subscription), UK
... Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s his works became increasingly expressionist, some echoing the instinctive mark-making of outsider art. ...

Saturday, December 06, 2003


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GENRES: Outsider Art, Contemporary American Art, Pop Art
"My present creative ambitions, have led me to understand that everything, everywhere is art. Some, more poetic ...

Monday, December 01, 2003

Count to 14

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Fourteen seconds. Count.

There. Another person is infected with AIDS.

Count another fourteen seconds. There. Another person is infected with AIDS.

Did you have a hard day?

I did. I'm emotionally exhausted, from telling a new friend, Stu, a little of my experience with homelessness and with losing my daughter, all the while being socially ostricized.

I'm physically exhausted from trying to do too much work outside, too fast, while the weather holds out.

I'm in a lot of pain.

But I am not an infant child, dying of AIDS, orphaned because BOTH my parents, and most of my siblings, died of AIDS, too.

I am not a raped woman in India, whose husband gave her the virus and then threw her out when she showed symptoms.

I am not dying of AIDS, alone, socially ostricised, hungry, homeless and helpless.

Count to fourteen. There. Another person is infected with AIDS. Every fourteen seconds.

Now, go here and donate one little dollar: 46664. That's Nelson Mandela's prisoner number.

You think you had a hard day?


Thank you,

Rogi A. Riverstone

Friday, November 28, 2003

Outsider Letters & Latinos

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JOHN Wesley; Kelley Walker; Shirin Neshat
New York Times
... Epistolary equivalents of Outsider Art, the letters are by turns funny, sad, scary and poetically beautiful. ...

IN Two Shows, a New Latino Essence, Remixed and Redistilled
New York Times
... By the time it finally caught on in mainstream New York art ...
... just the latest way to corral them into a manipulable, if temporarily marketable, outsider ...

Art For Its Own Sake

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TO All of You Who Make Art for Its Own Sake: A Toast
New York Times
... I also thought of a man named Jonathan Williams, who runs an outfit called the Jargon Society (www.jargonbooks.com), devoted to various forms of outsider art. ...


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Times Picayune, LA
... Sohr is both a sophisticate and an outsider. He tips his hat to the
art on museum walls -- notice the Leger-like licorice-black outlines and puffy Picasso ...

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Ferret Tarot

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Everytime I think I've seen it all, someone reminds me I haven't. http://www.tarotpassages.com/ferret.htm

"Some of the card meanings are a bit quirky. The Seven of Wands shows a self-congratulatory ferret hopping about a room decorated with balloons and a banner proclaiming "You did it!" There is only celebration in this card, with no evidence of struggle. I guess ferrets have it a bit easier than humans. My first interpretation of the Knight of Pentacles is not romantic, but the Ferret Tarot depiction clearly is. Fret not, so is the Knight of Cups, who is known for his Sir Galahad-like ways.

The art, which consists of pen and ink drawings, is inconsistent. Some of the images are quite engaging and evocative, but others are less accomplished and somewhat awkward.

Sometimes the ferrets look like some other, perhaps mythical, animal. One gets the sense that Moertl grew more proficient as an artist through the creation of this deck and most of the time, the ferrets' personalities and motivation are crystal clear, and convey the desired message effectively.

The artist has put a lot of time and energy into the presentation of this limited edition deck (of 500).
The Ferret Tarot arrives confined in a fabric bag, and the design puts one in mind of pawprints. How apropos. A signed and numbered title card is included, along with a simple, stapled, little white booklet and a one eight by eleven inch "Ferret Tarot Cheat Sheet."

The Majors aren't numbered, so you can choose whether Strength is VIII or XI. A card with three suggested spreads is also included. The cardstock could be a bit heavier--the cards aren't laminated and somewhat fragile because of that. The reversible card backs depict the ferret Fool, all energetic glee. That description fits the Ferret Tarot equally well.

Outsider Art

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Lynn North Shore Sunday, MA
... Asked to label her work, Smith says, "There's a name for my style now: outsider art, but maybe not." She is influenced by De Kooning, Rouault, El Greco, Goya ...

TEACHER'S appreciation for art

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TEACHER'S appreciation for art comes to fruition
Carolina Morning News, SC
Helena Island, known for its collection of folk, self-taught and outsider art, will feature the work of Claudette Humphrey in a gala show opening Saturday. ...

Sunday, November 23, 2003


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West County Times, CA
... Exhibit of collectible "outsider" art and handmade gift items, including
paintings, drawings, prints, collages, quilts, weavings, furniture, ceramics,
jewelry ...

Saturday, November 22, 2003

FOLK hero as folk art

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FOLK hero as folk art
Montreal Gazette, Canada
... He was also, himself, a work of what might be called outsider art,
that is, art that is largely nonconformist, through no artificial strategy.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Colorful World

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THE Colorful Worlds of Maira Kalman
Forward, NY
... �(M&Co's clocks and wristwatches are still sold at the Museum of Modern Art's stores.). ... I've always felt like an outsider," she said. ...

Art Calendar

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ART Calendar
Hartford Advocate, CT
... By appointment only. Art Brut and Outsider Art, works by Alexandra Huber, Ronald Sloan, Shane Van Pelt, Paul Pitt and others. Through April 30, 2004. ...

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

AWARD-WINNING artist blurs boundaries of race and gender

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AWARD-WINNING artist blurs boundaries of race and gender
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
... gives her art an unusual vantage point. "I feel dislocated from everything, but I am everything. I use the advantage of being an insider and an outsider.".

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Statements In Nonconformity

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IN three exhibits at the Rose, statements in nonconformity
Boston Globe, MA
"... the "bad" drawing of the 1980s, when people who had been to art schools got "in touch" with their inner kindergartener by emulating untrained outsider ..."

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Friday, November 14, 2003

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Albuquerque Tribune, NM
Museum of International Folk Art:
"Vernacular Visionaries: International Outsider Art in Context," Through
Aug. 25. ...

Thursday, November 13, 2003

REVIEW : ' Taboo ' Is Good Pop Art

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REVIEW : ' Taboo ' Is Good Pop Art
"... this one is good
pop art ... the very different London production, is framing the show as a raunchy, chic-outsider ..."

SKEINS of fun

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SKEINS of fun
Oregonian, OR
"... And they're not the murmuring circles an outsider might expect. ... and angora, the Ya-Yas said they're hardly surprised, because knitting
is a long-neglected art. ..."

DRAWINGS from the back row

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DRAWINGS from the back row
Toronto Star, Canada
"... Martins School of Art and Design in London, fashion illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York ...

I definitely see myself as an outsider ..."

Extreme Tattoo

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

NEW Zealand show exotic in the Lone Star State

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NEW Zealand show exotic in the Lone Star State
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
"... I am like an outsider picking up on things the locals might not.".
... He credits his ability to exhibit internationally to the art community he is part of. ..."

Monday, November 10, 2003

Burning Man Space Wiggle

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Space Wiggle

Group: news:alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird
Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2003, 6:23pm (MST-1)
From: (roboT2003)

--- Space wiggle" Burning Man images

While it's true that a fair amount of actual wiggling takes place at Burning Man, the "space wiggle" images at this site are just a nifty optical illusion:

This method of presenting stereo images uses animated .gifs to rapidly switch between left and right images. For most of us the brain will impose a crude sense of dimensionality on a wildly wiggling scene. Link to smaller image size (for dialup folks): stereowiggle1
Link to larger images (for broadband gluttons): stereowiggle2
NSFW warning: includes naked (and wiggling) body parts.


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Complete instructions for weaving a bed from discarded plastic bags.

The Ubiquitous Plastic Bag

Group: news:alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird
Date: Mon, Nov 10, 2003, 6:28pm (MST-1)
From: (roboT2003)
--- "Each American consumes approximately 190 pounds of plastic per year, of which 60 pounds is packaging which is thrown away immediately after bringing it home."

Nohands Gallery

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Manipulate Nohands' image and post it on the site!

The Nohands Gallery!

Group: news:alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird
Date: Mon, Nov 10, 2003, 6:33pm (MST-1)
From: (roboT2003)
--- a montage of photos depicting the life of our beloved Nohands. Here we see Nohands grow from the adorable kitten who has inspired hundreds of lovingly crafted images, to a handsome and apparently contented man of dignity.

"Wishing I Wasn't Just Average"

WISHING I wasn ' t just average
Provo Daily Herald, UT

"... They will win awards and hang their art in galleries ...

There are people who, to the outsider, are not much to speak of, but in truth are the most accomplished ..."

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Sunday, November 09, 2003

Outsider Art News

ARBUS' exhibit offers its share of revelations
San Diego Union Tribune, CA

"... It's clear that her art didn't offer her enough solace and sustenance ...

Still, some of her writings suggest Arbus felt as much like
an outsider as many ..."

Extreme Ironing

I can die now; I've seen everything. http://www.extremeironing.com/

Outsider Art News

AT United Church, members 'make something beautiful happen'
Durham Herald Sun, NC
"... hats, made by inmates and community volunteers, was displayed at
the Durham Art Museum
"... as the theme because the composer was deaf and often
felt like an outsider ..."

Friday, November 07, 2003

Outsider Art News

comic Book Resources
"... The Cartoon Art Museum's generous loan of the 'Alternative
To What' show ...
The primary audience is actually adults interested in comics,
the arts, and outsider art..."

"WE'RE all outsiders sometimes, and those experiences have much to ...
Asheville Citizen Times, NC
... Chicago Historical Society, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art ...
need a picture to remind me of the uneasiness
of being an outsider ..."

SWELL times for surf
Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia
"... Be a part of the subculture or be an outsider � that was the subtext.
... with its own mores and social strata, rites of passage and taboos; its language, art ..."

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Outsider Art News

CALENDAR of events for the week of Nov. 7
Thomaston Express, CT
"... It also will question definitions of high and popular art, folk and outsider art, and distinctions between memory and imagination. ..."

RUNNERS and riders for the Turner
Financial Times (subscription), UK
"... a highly publicised show in what is still one of the country's principal temples to art ..."

'THE bald old coot from Sydney'
Telegraph.co.uk, UK
"... been willing to be so direct, but James has the luck of being able to see Britain as outsider ..." James is not drawn to the kind of art that cherishes silence ..."

Outsider Art News

CLOSE to Home, 11-06-03
Henderson Gleaner, KY
... Newburgh, Ind. - "The Price of Freedom: Outsider Art by Rick McCarty,"
through Tuesday, meeting-entertainment room, American Legion, 203 Walnut
St. ...

POPULAR Met show displays El Greco's artistic twist
Henderson Gleaner, KY
... Rather than some kind of spiritual outsider artist, El Greco was a deeply worldly member of ... to force clients to pay more than they had planned to spend on art. ...

ATTACK on cultural show: heritage or madness?
Sri Lanka Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka
... In any Sinhala village an outsider will not go hungry. ... Many of
our cultural expressions such as dance, music and art have been deeply
influenced by north and ...

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Outsider Art News

ON Mark's trail
Louisville Courier Journal, KY
... It's not traditional folk art with a canon. Outsider artists tend to
create their own canon and are unique to their own style.". ...

THE Fifth Dimension
Fort Worth Weekly, TX
... or the Community Arts Center -- the walls are dripping with all those
big ideas about minimalism/post-minimalism/neo-minimalism, Op Art, and
even outsider art. ...

ANGEL of the South
Guardian, UK
... from the unexpected crossover success of the bluegrass-tinged O Brother, Where Art Thou?
...despite her blossoming beauty, she was, she says, something
of an 'outsider ...

CLOSE to Home, 10-30-03
Henderson Gleaner, KY
... Mount Vernon, Ind. - "The Price of Freedom: Outsider Art by Rick McCarty,"
Wednesday-Nov. 11, meeting-entertainment room, American Legion, 203 Walnut
St. ...

ART museum's quilt display fluffed up for Gallery Night
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI
... 759 N. Water St.: "Eileen Doman: Family Tree." Family snapshots evoke
nostalgic imagery in the hands of Doman, a rising star of the outsider
art scene. ...

THE Making of a Cover
Sport Compact Car Magazine
... The term "graffiti" is now more often paired with the word "art" as
it becomes respected and legitimate celebration of so-called "outsider
art.". ...

A true story of a boy and his dog
Atlanticville, NJ
... I found 'Feeding Bark' by Tim Brown when I was looking at outsider
art on eBay. I saw this picture ...

AMERICAN Visionary Art Museum
Baltimore Sun, MD
... opening this mix-n-match grab bag of art when she visited Switzerland's
Art Brut Museum, which was committed to exhibiting self-taught and outsider art. ...

MUSIC can cross racial lines
Louisville Courier Journal, KY
... He wound up an outsider in an outsider culture, dealing with racism... After 10 years of reckless, rampant and renegade art

MEDIATION is the medium
The Japan Times, Japan
Will you use that freedom as an outsider to plan any controversial
exhibitions? No. It comes from the art.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Computational Origami

How does one package large objects to send into space?

The ancient art of Japanese paper folding, combined with a computer, solves the problem.

Computational Origami

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Rural Studio

Recycled materials, innovative design, new housing for the rural poor: these aren't just do-gooder busy work; these are works of ART!

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Grandma Prisby

Grandma Prisby is a hero of mine. Her Bottle Village was close to where I lived. I never visited. I regret that.

I met Grandma Prisby at the Woman's Building in Los Angeles. She built semicircular walls, composed of concrete, toothbrushes, doll parts, bottles and other junk on the 3rd floor gallery. They were fascinating.

From Google:

... Grandma Prisby's Bottle Village Grandma Prisbey used no formal plans as she built 22 structures made of bottles in Simi Valley, California. ...

RealEstateJournal | Preservation News
... Samudio. "They fall into the category of folkloric environments,
ranging from Watts Towers to Grandma Prisby's Bottle Village.". ...

On The Town - Bottle Village
... Previous Show, home. April 24, Daniel Paul From Grandma Prisby's
Bottle Village Daniel Paul Music Playlist: Theme Song: "Miracles ... here

Links, Wits End Mosaic, tile adhesive, tile glue, adhesive, glue ...
... Weird Gardens - Inspired by Gaudi, the Watts Tower and Grandma Prisby's Bottle Village
this artist turned her home and garden into a 'weird' , wonderful and ...

... eager tourists. And allow me to become controversial again, and compare
the Acropolis to Grandma Prisby's Bottle Village. The Bottle ...

November Home Monthly - American craftsmanship
... Will continues Grandma's depiction of rural upstate New York, though his work
is a ... Carved folk art by artisans such as Bush Prisby (Penn.), Mary Shelly (NY ...


other testimonials

Mr. DeadGuy

Sunday, October 19, 2003



Group: alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2003, 10:01am (MDT-1)
From: (roboT2003)


--- "So, I'm driving into Toronto (Canada), one day, and I see "www.washme.com"
written in the dirt on the back of a mini-van. "Kewel" I sez."

Friday, October 17, 2003

Mask Pics Soon!

speaking of pics, Mike, the photographer, came by today w/his digital camera and photographed the masks, cat pillows, fairy rag ladies and gourd bird houses!

He also brought me some gold fish for my tub pond & took me to store so I could buy dog and cat food.

You'll be seeing masks, etc, in the next few days.

A real gentleman, no?

Duct Tape Wallets

Making Duct Tape Wallets via Martha Stewart

Group: news:alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird
Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2003, 9:27pm (MDT-1)
From: (Nvivo)

How to Make Duct Tape Wallets via Martha Stewart--for real


Wait 'til The Red Green Show hears about THIS!

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Cat Scans

Isn't it a wonder that all the cats on earth don't just gang up and exterminate us?

Cat Scans

I particularly like the bung hole with spotted feet.


Thursday, October 02, 2003

Language Free Candidates

The California Recall

On October 7, voters in the state of California will be asked to vote on whether to recall Governor Gray Davis.

The huried nature of this election gives we, the people, little time to get to know our candidates.

As a part of our public outreach programs, Language Removal Services has here created the first "language-free" political debate.

It is our hope that this will allow you to better understand the true positions of the candidates. Below, we present language removals of the leading candidates to replace Davis.

To listen, click on the "MP3" next to each candidate. Files are downloadable.
[at website, not here]

Gray Davis (Incumbent) (D) MP3
Arianna Huffington (I) MP3
Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) MP3
Cruz Bustamante (D) MP3
Peter Camejo (G) MP3
Tom Mclintock (R) MP3
Peter Ueberroth (R) MP3

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Weird Inventions

these are FUN!!!

Saddle Trout Attic

Mask On


Group: alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2003, 8:15pm (MDT-1) From: (roboT2003)
--- Your one-stop resource for
female latex masks on the Internet

Live Pelt

Ronald Feldman Gallery

Group: alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2003, 8:32pm (MDT-1) From: (roboT2003)
--- Live Pelt, by Kelly Heaton, is a multimedia installation based on the transformation of 64 previously owned Tickle Me Elmo dolls, the popular consumer toy, into a woman?s coat. Fashioned from the toys? pelts and electronics, the coat (entitled The Surrogate) provides full body vibration and is designed to be a substitute lover.

Using Elmo as a vector to channel information about contemporary American culture, the installation encompasses moods both poignant and Frankenstein weird. The narrative investigates frontier economics, the human-machine relationship, and the technologist?s power to play with life. In all seriousness, Heaton?s sense of humor prevails.

Bubble Making

Bubble Making (long)

Group: alt.discuss.internet.sites.weird Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2003, 11:11pm (MDT-1) From: (Nvivo)

Here are some bubble making links-- formulae, science, tips, related projects, kid stuff.....
Soap Bubbles--Bubble Formulae
Science Explorer: Bubble Bomb--pop a plastic bag with baking soda and vinegar!
Bubble Bomb
Bubbles - A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling
Twos Nature Activities--Making Rainbow Bubbles
The Bubblesphere Bubbles.Org
Bubble Solutions--index
Bubble Formulae
MadSci Network: Physics
Re: effect on making bubbles with hot or cold liquid.
Bubbles Theme Page--links
Making Antibubbles
My Google Search:   There's a lot more. Some of the sites above have menu's with more info.
Google Bubbles

Monday, September 29, 2003

Friday, September 12, 2003

Explaining My Stuff

E-mail message
Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2003, 8:14pm
Subject: [Clf-l] My Outsider Art

Here's the blog, basically describing the masks I'm making. Outsider Art http://outsiderart.blogspot.com/

I just bought some film I will photograph them tomorrow. I'll have to take photos to Evil Wal*mart to develop, because they'll post jpegs on their web site for 30 days.

Then, I'll have someone with a computer (ANY VOLUNTEERS???) access the site and email the digital photos to me, so I can post them online.

Webtv is not compatible with Wal*Mart's web site. I KNOW I shouldn't go to W.M., but it is literally the cheapest and fastest way; I've called every digital developing place in town.

Oh, I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

I assume I can show them to you in a couple of weeks. I'm going to make more. When you see them, I think you will agree with me that
I'm on to something with these!

If you want to know about my other arts & crafts, there's a link from my Outsider Art Blog http://outsiderart.blogspot.com/ that shows some.

I also make Cat Pillows (I'll take pictures of them, too) which I can customize to look like the customers' cats.

I sell herbs & seeds, and gourd bird houses, too (more pictures!)

I'm too tired to talk about the poverty stuff tonight. I had a hard hard painful day. I need rest, so I can finish the masks tomorrow and go sell them.

Wait 'til you SEE them! I'm SO PROUD!
Clf-l mailing list

Thursday, September 11, 2003

A Woman's Work Is Never Done

I haven't been able to do the panky site all week! I've been REALLY hustling the masks! I thot the hippy fair was Saturday. IT's TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have : a black cat, green dragon/dinosaur/crocodile?, and a tiger already done. All they need is a quick spray of clear acrylic.

I have 2 with primer paint out drying right now to decorate/paint tonight: lion (with yarn mane) and an ant head with mylar eyes and wire antennae.

On the living room floor, in front of my fan, is a horse whose yarn main just got paper mached on. It'll get primed in an hour or so.

Also outside: something with big eyes. I may try to make a monkey out of it with big lips and ears.

All but the monkey should probably be ready for the fair tomorrow. BUt I've been working my ASS off!

And both Mon and yesterday, I had to run errands, so that ate up 8 hrs this week.

My house is filthy. THAT's gotta b cleaned for my interview with the Albuquerque Journal next week. (see the Daily Rogi Blog).

I'm also writing for the blogs, since that's what she wants to interview me about (she found my Hood Life blog & emailed me).

I'm in a LOT of pain, but I'm not quitting 'til it's all done.

Once the hippy fair is over, I can concentrate on Mr. Panky.

Or die!

Sunday, August 31, 2003

Papier Mache Masks

papier mache masks

Group: news:alt.discuss.clubs.public.arts-lit.writing.rriverstone Date: Wed, Aug 6, 2003, 8:35am (MDT-1) From: (Rogi�Riverstone)

I'm making masks, for Halloween.

Take a 12 pack can box. Open at seams, flatten. Cut about a 2" strip off each of the flaps ends.

Wrap box over head. Staple one of the strips under each ear, wrapping in front of jaw.

Staple other strip around head, like a hat band. Do not staple head! LOL

It'll look like a weird foot ball helmet.
mix glue, flour and water in a bowl and whisk.

tear news print paper into 1" strips, dip in glue, "squeegie" off excess liquid between fingers. Wrap news print around mask. ONE LAYER ONLY, or it'll get too wet.

Set in sun to dry for a day.

Repeat process, but.....

Cut a rectangle of tulle netting about 4x6".
Dip in glue mix, squeeze out excess. Place over face opening, secure with strips of newsprint.

Now, I can start applying "lumps" of wadded dry newsprint, covered in strips of wet, to make lumps for ears, eyes, nostrils and other facial features.

Ears, manes, etc. need to be as far BACK on the "helmet" as possible, to act as counter weights, so mask won't slip forward and blind wearer.

Once the whole thing is dry, spray with dollar spray paint. Add details with acrylic paints, beads, seeds, yarn, sequins.....whatever.

Right now, I'm making either an alligator, an alien or a dinosaur.

Next will be a cat, followed by a unicorn, then a lion!

The wearer can see very well out of the opening, cuz it's huge. But it's the same color and follows the facial lines, so the more prominent "eyes" I'm building attract the viewer's eye. The real wearer's face is veiled and shaded by the mask!

Doesn't weigh much, gets good air circulation, almost all the materials are recycled trash that cost nothing! Actual cost of materials per mask is probably less than a dollar.

Takes about 10 mins. to apply each layer of papier mache per day.

Bet I can sell em for fifty bucks each!

They're big, bold and fabulous!
Re: papier mach� masks

Group: alt.discuss.clubs.public.arts-lit.writing.rriverstone Date: Thu, Aug 7, 2003, 9:24am (MDT-1) From:(Rogi�Riverstone)

one mask is almost done being sculpted. It should be done tomorrow or the next day and ready to paint, decorate. It bears, unfortunately, a strong resemblence to Barney, the Dinosaur. Eyes, nostrils, nose ridges. Tomorrow, I add lips and teeth.

The 2nd mask just got its first sculpting: eyes, eyebrows and ears for a cat.

The 3rd just has the first coating of paper on it, to cover holes and establish basic shape. It's got a short snout, so it could b a monkey, I suppose. or an owl. or something... what else has a short snout? ummmmm...

I'm also thinking of making a fish helmet. The whole thing will be a whole fish, with the person looking out the fish's mouth and the tail at the back of the head....

They're cute, baby. I mean, I'm really proud of these puppies....