ArtPrize

ArtPrize 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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And after Spain came China

Now I have yarnbombs in Asia thanks to Nicole Winegardner.

Taoranting Park in Beijing, China

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Qiuyue Garden at Nanhu Lake in the town of Zhouzhuang

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Toledo Spain

It seems like I know a lot of people who travel to cool places. Rachel Richardson took yarnbombs from Toledo Ohio to Toledo Spain. Toledo Loves Love.

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Discover Ohio!

I turned the Discover Ohio logo into a yarnbomb.

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Bike racks in the warehouse district

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It’s art walk time!!!!!

The first art walk of the season after the never ending winter is this week so I am doing my part to prepare!

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Yarnbomb time!!!

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Cut down. Replace.

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Sunny warm day….finally!!!!

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Pink!!!

Dj Augustine has THE cutest best bike around!

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Makers Mart / 419 day

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Gigantic Easter eggs

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Adams Street meters

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Toledo Free Press

First meter of the year… Winter was brutal!

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Go Mud Hens!

Opening day in Toledo!

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Blue yarnbombs for the kids!

Last year Lucas County Children Services and The Toledo Free Press asked for blue yarnbombs to let everyone know that we are standing up against child abuse! It was a huge success where yarnbombers, crocheters, and knitters from all over the world sent us beautiful blue yarnbombs to support such an important cause not only in Toledo but all over the world. We did it again this year with new Yarnbombs plus the yarnbombs from last year and we turned the whole block blue!

The yarnbombs will be in front of the LCCS building at 705 Adams Street across from the courthouse during the month of April.

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St. Patricks Day!

Here is my green yarnbomb for St. Patty’s day. It’s about 19 degrees windy making it feel about six degrees….In freaking MARCH! Sooooo cold!

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Toledo Loves Love

This is going to TOLEDO SPAIN from TOLEDO OHIO! I am so stoked for this to go to our sister city with RR in January! It says Toledo Loves Love in Spanish and it’s done in rainbow and black & white…. JUST LIKE THE LOVE WALL!!!!!

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Makers Mart!!!!!!!

Makers Mart is a modern, handmade, fun, mega crafty fair that Oh Sew Betty brings to us every year! She asks for Yarnbombs and I deliver. This was at the Amtrak station in Toledo.

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ODB Birthday Bomb

This yarnbomb is dedicated to the late Ol Dirty Bastard from Wu Tang Clan on his birthday.

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Yarnbomb at Mr. Twister in Findlay

My very first yarnbomb in Findlay, Ohio. It’s at Mr. Twisters yummy ice cream shop. Which opens bak up in January I do believe!!

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Don’t Hug Zombies!

This is my zombiebomb for the annual Halloween zombie crawl on Adams Street. Of course it was stolen by the end of the night but it was still a really fun yarnbomb to make. It was also my first bomb with words.

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Time Capsule!

This is a yarnbomb that I did at Scrap 4 Art for the 175 year celebration of Maumee Ohio. I used their school colors for the yarnbomb. The kids at Maumee High School made the time capsule and filled it up. I have no idea what’s inside it. Super fun project!

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Road trip to Grand Rapids Michigan.

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We spent the day organizing yarn.

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It’s a birthday bomb!

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Even insects love Yarnbombs!

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Found this on an old yarnbomb that I was removing.

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Arts commission yb

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Cut down & replace

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Love Wall redo!

July art walk in Toledo! Replacing the yarnbomb. At The Love Wall! TOLEDOLOVESLOVE

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SSYB bike rack at Toledo Farmers Market

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Summit St.

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International Yarnbombing Day 2013

International Yarnbombing Day
Toledo, Ohio

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Franks first IYBD!

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Frank goes yarnbombing!

Frank goes on his first yarnbombing mission!

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Bike Rack!

Cute little bike rack on St. Clair.

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Sunny day in the warehouse district

A sunny Monday with the day off of work!!!! Yarnbombing and a yummy lunch at Grumpy’s is a great way to spend the afternoon.

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Yarnbike

Locked this up to Mr. Taylor’s bike rack by the Mudhens stadium for the day!

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Library yarnbombing

Now, finally all ten bike racks at the library are yarnbombed.

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St. Clair Village Clock

I’ve had my eye on this for a while!

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St. Clair yarnbomb replacing

St. Clair Street yarnbomb replacement mission has begun.

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Springtime at the Love Wall

New yb for the love wall.

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Artomatic419! happened…

Lots of work for my first time being in an art show! Artomatic419 was a giant art show, over 400 artists participated for three Saturdays during April in Toledo.

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SSYB bike rack

The Arts Commission asked for bike rack designs for the warehouse district. I was lucky enough to have mine chosen along with 9 others. It will be yarnbombed soon, I promise.

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A birthday bomb for Eikost

Teamwork got this bomb to the right place at the right time thanks to DJ Augustine!

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A yarnbomb story.

So back in 2011 a few months after I started yarnbombing, I was on St. Clair Street bombin the parking meters in The Warehouse District of Toledo. This particular day that I am referring to was the first day that I put up several yarnbombs at once that were fairly close together. As I was attaching the yarn to the parking meters a female with the most bubbly and happy personality stopped to tell me how much she enjoys seeing the yarnbombs around town and how happy they make her and that her friend had a parking meter in her studio. She was walking back to her car and I was getting back to yarnbombing.

As that was my first run in with someone who was actually noticing the colorful yarn that was starting to pop up around town I had the sudden idea to offer her one of my yarnbombs for her friends parking meter in the studio. I did not ever see the yarnbomb. I have wondered about it from time to time but that was that and I could only hope that it was hanging somewhere. I have since moved to the downtown area and have met several awesome people and my yarnbombing has evolved tremendously.

THEN, Saturday March 30, 2013….. We were at the Jupmode Funhouse open house when in just some regular conversation with Maureen Brogan (one of those awesome people that I was referring to meeting) said to me “one time before I knew you I came across you yarnbombing and told you my friend had a parking meter and you gave me a yarnbomb!” WHHAAAAT?!?!? I immediately freaked out with excitement! I thought I would always wonder what happened to that yarnbomb and well, here it is!

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Attached to the parking meter in Maureen’s friends studio! This is what we call a rainbow connection. Even before we knew rainbow connections even existed!

As Vivian Jaffe would say, I think this case is closed! TOLEDOLOVESLOVE!

WuBomb

I’ll call this the WuBomb.

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