I think it has been dark and dreary everywhere, so the knitta in me had to do something about it. These days I have really enjoyed wrapping the ubiquitous signless pole. If this is not self explanatory, it is a pole that stands for no reason. It may have had a stop sign, or street sign, or (more often) a “no parking” sign, but now it is just a pole. Here are some recent ones I warmed up in Austin.
Ok I am going to enjoy a hot toddy now and call it a year.
Here are a few pics that highlight the last month. I hope this explains why I haven’t posted much…..
Let’s start with DONUTS! homemade, that is….
AND homemade eggnog!
Now that I have succeeded in packing the holiday pounds I can start exercising…..
OH NO…. it’s my birthday now!!!
thanks family. that was fun.
We are still working on the book and excited about all the submissions that are coming in.
So there you have it….I’ve stayed busy with lots of wonderful, exciting, delicious, and fattening stuff. I hope your month and year has brought you just as much joy and goodness. Happy New Year !!!!!!
Check out Uncommon’s website. I had a blast uploading artwork, turning it around, zooming in and out. There is great work by hundreds of artists. Look under Magda Sayeg for my designs. Hope you like them!!
Here we are… Emily, Karen, and I are working on the book. We are sorting through photos of the last 5 years of my life….which is sort of weird. By the way, we are expanding the deadline to January 15. I know the holidaz have gotten me running in circles. No one needs deadlines on New Years Eve. That’s just wrong. sorry I (almost) did that to all you submission people.
I was recently in New York City and wanted to see if my first pieces were still up. If I didn’t know it was there, I wouldn’t have found it. This was a bright colorful piece that I wrapped around the “Welcome to Manhattan” sign before the Williamsburg Bridge back in 2006.
Now it is the same shade of the object it covered.
This raises the question: why put something up that will eventually rot away? This is part of the experience for me. I have seen really intricate illustrations that graffiti artists have spent hours doing…only to be painted over by officials soon after completing. I have also seen beautiful work fade into the background after being exposed to the elements. This is ephemeral. It had its moment, and it shined. Now it ages as we all do eventually.
This was at one of my favorite spots, TEANY. btw….Where did you go?????
photo by Fabrizio Ribechi
Stuff Happening Now published an article featuring Magda!
Thanks Chris! Click here to view article.
The Slatest Edition published an article on textile graffiti artists, featuring KnittaPlease!
Check it out at The Slatest Edition online.