All this with a little bit of yarn…

Cities, Creativity, Graffiti, Yarn Bombing

Yarn street works by Femoesa, who is based in The Hague. Who says that you can’t create great street art with just a little bit of yarn?



Pretty clever, isn’t it? This takes fence-wrapping to a whole new level.


All photos are courtesy of the artist and used with permission. To see more of Femoesa’s work see



Spidertag at 5 Pointz Long Island

Cities, Creativity, Street Art, Yarn Bombing

Not another nail in the wall (of fame) / New York 2013 – Spidertag

“If I like it, it feels like magic. I jump for joy. And if I don’t like it, I forget about it.”

Every couple of months, I’m dazzled by a new video by Madrid-based artist/sculptor Spidertag. If I’m not enthralled by him jazzing up old cabins in the European countryside, he’s causing geometric distractions on the mean streets of NYC.

Watch Spidertag in action at 5 Pointz here:

Read an interview with Spidertag on his work with the mammoth graffiti site StreetArtNYC:

“These days nails have a hold on me”


The Cherry Tree


Photographs by Jeffrey Christenson

This past Sunday was a perfect day. In the early spring sunshine, we were surrounded by authors, firefighters, crafters, and friends working together to create a project to commemorate Joy Kogawa and her historic family home in East Vancouver.

Thank you to those who knit and crocheted hundreds of blossoms, climbed ladders, hosted events, made soup, bought books, read from your novels, and cheered us on. You made my soul sing.