I composed a pile of objects that I made or have collected over time. Objects that were and still are attractive, curious, playful and full of meaning.
Objects include: wrapped twig from my art studio installation, morales garden flowers, ceramic whale by J. Haft-Candell, silver rock by K. Feld, amethyst rock, photo of my native country, El Salvador, Malibu twig, mother’s embroidery, porcelain candle holder, chain stitch ring
I live in Rome and everyday I can see one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Colosseum. Every time I look at it, I like trying to imagine what used to happen in this magnificent place 2000 years ago and I love getting lost in these thoughts. Unfortunately for my photo, it is actually bundled off many scaffolds for a restoration work. I hope I will be soon able to yarn bomb it again without them covering its facade!
My ring is around a quilted heart my mother made my immediate family. It expresses the love we have for one another and our love of art especially hand made pieces.
My children put a ring around ketchup and syrup! They would put both (possibly together) on everything edible if they could. Ketchup is classified as a vegetable (right?) and real maple syrup is natural (it comes from a tree after all!).
—The Noles Family
One of my favorite destinations to walk on the pier, or skate and cycle on the paths. Fun to watch the volleyball and surfing too!
This is my FAVORITE group of women from Fellowship Monrovia church (in Monrovia). We are called The Bellas and meet every Monday night to encourage and support each other.
Where better to put my fourth and last ring than on a circle? Friendship Circle South Bay is a local non-profit program that provides free or low-cost social and play opportunities for kids with disabilities and their nondisabled peers. My son’s been enjoying Friendship Circle activities for about six years; my daughter is a volunteer, now that she’s a teen too. We can walk to this site, and do often. They’re working for an inclusive community in our neighborhood. They get a nice bright colorful ring.
Daffodils indoors and outdoors, Lilacs, brought by my mother-in-law Alice from HER mother-in-law Bessie’s garden in 1943. Grape hyacinths, tulips with a coral pink flower I can’t name, and peonies getting ready to bloom behind the daffodils.
On April 9, my friend Alice took me to the American Folk Art Museum, a tiny but exclusive fabric and yarn shop called Habu, and the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City. I temporarily placed and photographed rings in the museum’s donation box and on the minimalist sign outside Habu’s 8th-floor entrance. At Lion Brand, I left my signature mushrooms (made with Lion Brand yarn!) in a basket on their classroom table and posted a ring on their bulletin board under ‘News from the Yarniverse.’