We’re diagnosing a case of wanderlust and taking a road trip. We got our hands on this pretty little MINI Countryman, but we’re making a few of our own adjustments before we begin. We had a ton of leftover (unclaimed) knitting from last month’s Knitted Wonderland over at the Blanton, so we decided to make this an Austin car by repurposing the creativity and passion of Austin’s knitters. With that project being so short-lived, we figured this would be a good way to get a few more miles out of the work and let the city enjoy it a bit longer. Just wait till you see us driving around town! (Please, no pile-ups on our account.)
Update on completed project coming soon…
Here’s a great video from the concert, filmed from a helicopter hovering over the show. To anticipate your questions: Yes, we did hang with the plumber and psychologist (characters from this great Personal ad). Yes, we do think the Argentine hipster guy in the billboard ad at 0:25 seconds is awesome, although a little creepy. And no, unfortunately MGMT did not play “It’s Raining Men.” That was dubbed in. Enjoy!
Also: a few more notes from our trip… Continue reading
Luckily, we had a crew of men transfer the P to the beach on a truck, under a tarp. We finished the installation just as MGMT was doing their soundcheck, so we had our own private concert before the madness of 40,000 people flocked to the beach later that day. Continue reading
Today: more velcroing, stretching, and stitching. Continue reading
We came with two suitcases packed with pre-knit material (thanks Patricia!). In retrospect, we’re lucky we got through customs: “No, sir, really. We’re not trying to sell hundreds of 10-ft long scarves in your country. We’re making a big P!” Hmmm… sounds plausible to us. Continue reading
Yes yes…I am supposed to stay quiet ( Me? HAHA!!!) about this until the end of October when the Insight campaign begins. I think I can handle this. It can’t be that hard to resist telling THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD about my totally rad project in Bali!!!
In the meantime I’ll fill you in on how I spent my time when I wasn’t on a milk carton that was on a milk carton that was on 2 narrow planks of old wood…
Did I mention that I was standing on this set-up about 25 feet off the ground… and that was only half way up the statue?
We all had some champagne the last night I was there. Frazier is an artist from Australia, who lives in Bali. Check out his work… especially the garbage based snowman. And the lovely Tang, who is a fashion designer based in Bali and Sydney. (I want her life!)
The ever rad Cisco is reason enough to play in Bali a little longer.
Goodbye Bali. It was great. You are a magical place and I hope I will return one day soon.
(Oh, and stay tuned for the unveiling….)
Day two of the bike install. Fiat gets into his work… literally. He’s the best.
And this is Jesus… I mean Robbie.
He is also the reason why I am here (in addition to Steve). There is a lot of eye candy going on here, ladies (and Roman)….hmm….maybe it’s time to go to yoga now. Great great second day. more to come tomorrow…
The prefab material I hunted down in the US finally arrived (thank God!) so it was time to attack Putu’s bike.
Testing out the material actually takes way more time than you’d think.
Fiat is the man… Thank god for this dude. He’s helping me install. Day 1 of the project went well. Now it’s time for some Thai basil roscas…
This adorable scooter and side car is one of the projects I’ll be working on this week – my next vehicle attack. And this is Putu. He clearly loves his set of wheels. Check out his hand made adornments. Putu made the eagle himself! I’ll have to spiff up the chief’s head dress a bit.
Who needs a gun when you have an ax mounted to the side of your bike???? And it is freaking sharp! THIS IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN!