Monday, December 23, 2013

jafa jumble

As in Nancy has been very busy elf getting the Yellow Springs Arts Council Fundraiser pulled together with her gallery crew.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Yarnbombing at the Springfield Museum of Art

Jafagirls Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu have a love of supporting the local arts/artists and getting up to artistic mischief.
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Nancy and I were just delighted when we were invited to yarnbomb the beautiful tree outside the Museum.  We didn't have much time, but thanks to a donation of knitted pieces ♥ and ooddles of felt pieces in the studio and our imagination we got this done in a week. 
The tree is 12ft around, and the largest we have ever done, but it was FUN.
Weather was gorgeous.
It is part of the Museums celebration of Fiber Arts now on exhibit in "Gathering by Sue Cavanaugh" and "Ohio Designer Craftmen: Best of 2013."  And I want to give a shout out to another Yellow Springs artist, Pam Geisel, whose beautiful quilted piece, "Cosmic Connectivity" was juried into the ODC exhibit.

If you have never been to the museum, check it out,the grounds are gorgeous, the permanent collection fabulous, and their current exhibits' stunning. 

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Changes and New Adventures

After 8 wonderful years of a totally zany adventure new jobs and interests pull us in different directions. We have been blessed with a lot of support, and fabulous collaborations with fellow artists, and for that we are thankful. While the jafagirls may no longer function as a group we will still be jafagirls (after all that is what we are, just another f^%$# artist in a world full of artists) and our friendship and art continues.

What won't end
The Little Art Box on Corry Street

Corrine aka Jafabrit will continue doing 
Occasional Yarnbombing/textile street art
Our commitment to promoting and supporting the arts in our community
Nancy's Notes
Nancy Mellon is Coordinating the YSAC Gallery, meeting and working with many artists, creating art events and generally is too busy. And as always, working with Corrine and doing art mischief together is the best of times.
 So who knows what's next.
YSAC FB Page *** YS Arts Blog
Meanwhile we are hanging out with the Bird Brains at YS Put a Bird on It.

May the artforce be with you

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ice Hands and Haiku

Winter Sun 

As the sorrow of losing a beloved pet clutches at my heart, I reach out and embrace the sunshine in life as much as possible. I loved Mateusz's Haiku, it really touched a chord and seemed to fit with the ice sculpture Nancy and I put in the Art Park on Saturday.