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Monday, June 1, 2020

How to create a neighborhood gallery with page protectors


I had a lot of art shows canceled and I was really missing the sense of community. I spotted the hashtag #putartinyouryard and got an idea. I put plastic pockets on my fence with a piece of cardstock in each one stamped with the words "Your Art Here". I also made a sign inviting artists of all ages to pop a piece of art in a pocket.

Well, it didn't take long and my Burbank Neighborhood Gallery grew!

Artists came by and shared their art. If you have a way to display art in your yard I highly recommend it. It really has brightened everyone's day and we could all use a little more of that :)

There are photographs, paintings, drawings, quilting, collage, and dried flowers.

So cute!
I also registered the gallery for this Saturday's National Arts Drive.
To see lots more of the art and people that contributed pop on over to my instagram feed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A "Novel" Defense Group art show of Face Mask art

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I am so excited to share this NEW art show that I am a part of. Kate the curator of the Slow Down Gallery at Random Framing created this show titled A "Novel" Defense that is a group show of artistic and practical mask art.

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There is quite the variety of art and I am so please to be a part of this group show.

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Here are close-ups of two that I made that are created like my embroidered moving blocks art installation.

Here is a video that shows the face masks closer.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Crochet Toilet Paper cozy that looks like a roll of toilet paper

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I hope this crocheted toilet paper cozy that looks like a roll of toilet paper makes you laugh as much as it make me laugh. It seems like a good time to share this throw back craft, after all I think we need all the laughter we can get.

I was on a tp cozy making kick for awhile as I don't have much storage space in my bathroom so I thought fun tp cozies would be the answer. I was chatting with a friend about this and somehow the idea of making a tp cozy that looked like a roll of toilet paper would be funny.

So as a crocheter I decided to crochet a TP cozy that looked like a roll of toilet paper.

If you think this is a funny idea too here is the pattern I used originally posted over at Craftside. There are some funny comments on my original post.


To make your own TP cozy you'll need:
Materials
Gray worsted weight yarn
White Worsted weight yarn
size H crochet hook
yarn needle

How to crochet the roll of toilet paper cozy:
With the gray yarn:
Chain 4 and slip stitch to join
Chain 1
About 15 sc into circle and join
chain 1
single crochet around again, about every 3rd or 4th stitch do a second sc in the same loop. This will increase the size of the circle allowing it to stay flat. Adjust number of stitches as needed to lay flat.
Cut gray yarn and weave in the end.
With the white yarn:
SC around gray circle every few stitches doing two sc in one loop. Join each circle, then chain 1 and repeat until you have a circle the size of your roll of toilet paper. For me this was about 6 rows (circles)
For the side:
Chain 15
Chain 1 and sc into second to last stitch.
SC back into every chain stitch, chain 1, turn and sc back into every stitch. Adjust number of stitches as needed for your roll of toilet paper.
Repeat until you have a strip long enough to go around the entire roll of toilet paper plus a few inches to fall open. For me it was about 20 inches.
Stitch the top to the sides and then join the beginning of the side strip under the falling open end.
Weave in all the ends.

Giggle appropriately.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Stefanie Girard solo art show at Karizma Hair Studio

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Art is not just for galleries anymore! I was invited to display my art in Karizma Hair Studio in Thousand Oaks, CA. The invitation came after I was telling the owner that we were invited by a building owner to use her lobby as a gallery. Here is another walk through video of the show that features mixed-media collage, embroidery and paintings.

Here are a few more still shots:
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Pom poms can make a statement in braille art






I  have been creating with pom poms my whole life. This is my first art piece created with pom poms. Braille type is created with the pom poms and this piece says "Not everything is black and white".  It is part of the Burbank Art Association Board show at the Geo Gallery titled -“Salt & Pepper - An Adventure in Monochromatic Art”
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In the video the light is ambient. In this photo it has direct light and the "black" part of the black and white aspect of this piece is more dramatic.

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Not only am I part of the show I helped hang it. It's a lot like my first career out in Los Angeles as a set decorator. Here I am with my fellow art installer Teresa after a long day of making a lot of decisions and holding up a lot of art :)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Recycled Art and design retrospective at the Glendale Main Library by Stefanie Girard

Watch a video that features close-ups of this fun case.


I was invited to create an exhibit at the Glendale Main Library of recycled art and creations.
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This was fun to put together as I have been creating recycled things for a loooooong time! Some of these projects are from my book Sweater Surgery, some have been featured here or on other websites. And some are brand new! I hope you enjoy and like and subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more of my video walk throughs of art shows. I will have another one very soon as I just installed a piece for The Burbank Art Association's Board Member show.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Writing is on the Wall ; 45 Brick column art installation by Stefanie Girard

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This is my art installation piece for the Burbank Art Association Fall 2019 Art Show. It is 45 bricks tall with found words on each.

See close ups of the bricks and quotes in this video walk through of the show.

Monday, September 23, 2019

3 Pill art collages by Stefanie Girard

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I love the shape of a pill and I have been creating lots of paintings and collages with the capsule as the focal image. Here are 3 pieces. The tall one and the pink one are currently on display with the Collage Artists Of America Show at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. They are all made with recycled elements.
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This pill art collage is titled "Make Me"

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This pill art collage is "Try Me"
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 This Pill art collage is "So Loved"


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

How to make HOP TO IT Easter lettering sign with die cut letters

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Today is the first day of lent so that means I can officially start crafting for Easter and I whipped up this HOP TO IT sign with 6 inch letter dies, a bit of scrapbook paper, and of all things binder clips!
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I picked out a variety of colors of scrapbook paper with different prints and then die cut them taking care to place the dies on the squares slightly off center as I will use the outside die cuts in future projects- you know how I love twofers!
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I also cut a set of these letters out in black and white print paper. The only letter that doesn't flip is the "P" so I had to make 2 letter P's. All the other letters when flipped are in the right direction.
I glued all the letters back to back and this made them stand up.
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For the stands I used binder clips embellished with organza ribbon and buttons. I arranged the letters on the shelf with pretty Easter eggs in front of the clips and a few bunnies.
Since "HOP TO IT" works as an inspirational quote I will flip the letters over and use the black and white side after Easter. I promise to share it so be sure to subscribe to our email and you won't miss it.
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