Saturday, April 20, 2013

Craft Warriors at the Asian Art Museum

We had two jewelry making tables for those who wanted to make adornments other than the beautiful armors that the participants could make (see next post) . We were so fortunate to have Flax Art Supply donate an abundance of wonderful textured papers.  Here are two that I made.
Texture paper and colored staples...strips of paper left from cutting of the 3"X3" squares cut for the armors.

I used the staples as a design element.

Red mizuhiki, craft felt, ribbon and brads...

No glues so the knots and brads held everything in place.


The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco had a wonderful event on April 18.   The event, in conjunction with the Terracota Warrior show from China, was to mimic the armor worn by the Warriors.  Four Artists came together to lead the participants to make armor with emphasis on either color or texture. Emiko Oye and Kathryn Kenworth lead the color group and Ealish Wilson and Megumi Inouye lead the texture group.  I helped the texture group.  The following are photos from that evening.  It was great fun.
Ealish, a leader of the textured side

Emiko and the colored armor

Everyone hard at work making their armor.  We were happy with all the paper Ealish printed, donations from Flax Art Supply and friends.

Asian Art Museum and Terracotta Warriors

 A grand night at the Asian Art Museum with the Terracotta Warriors.  The teams of crafters got together to share their creativity to produce armor with paper.  We also made jewelry.  Fun!

The Texture Craft Warrior Generals.

Our beautiful venue in the old Main Library card catalog room, now the Asian Art Museum hall.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


The MarinMOCA is having their 4th annual Book Arts Show/ Silent Auction April 20 to May 25.
Please check out their web site for more information.  Here is a photo of the postcards given to each of us to let our friends and family know about it...My piece is in the upper right corner.