Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bawdy Works


Crochet skeleton
Brains! Brains! BRAAAIIIINSSS!
(is what everyone was wishing I had more of this past week)

Whoa! One simple little cold has really set me back.
Here’s a fun health fact!
Did you know the makers of Neocitran are under investigation for not passing inspections?
Know when I found that out? While plowing through a box and trying to buy some more
at the good ol’ local pharmaceutical supply store. GREAT TIMING!

But I digress.
If being sick has taught me anything, it’s never touch anything on the subway. EVER!
And also, that friends are wonderful people who send you wonderful things like this little skeleton.

To keep me from freaking out about all the potential toxins I had ingested on my
misguided journey back to Healthy-Immune-System Land, a friend told me about Shanell Papp.

Back in 2005 she created the above pictured crochet skeleton as part of an examination
of her own health and mortality. The 6 month long Frankenstein project has since toured
around the country quite a few times, including a stop at Toronto’s 2009 City of Craft.
Hurray T.Dot! *clap clap clap*

Now she’s putting together a book project, but is looking for some funding.
If you feel like contributing to the publishing industry, or just curious to see
what kind of “something eyeball shaped” crochet reward you’ll be sent,
you should check out her Indiegogo a nownow.

And remember to always wash those hands folks!


Exhibitions of the Non-Knitting Kind


Exhibition Poster

This weekend marks the beginning of March Break, and nothing says slacking off
from school more than taking away an hour of our precious free time!?!

Boo science, boooooo!

Not that this really affects University students. We had our “reading” week ages ago.
Supposedly, this was so we could collect our scattered brains in
prep for the madness that is end of term projects.

For those newbie readers who are unfamiliar with what the Bissell Bombers
work on between our knitted public installations, we’re all trying to
be hella professional museum curators, programmers, grant writers, etc.

This month quite a few grads will be  showing off our biggest assignments as
part of an exhibitions class. Projects range from displays of whimsical dreamscapes at the
Gladstone Hotel, innovative instruments from the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy, explorations
of how Inuit language reflects historical and contemporary Inuit culture and identity, and many more!

For a full list of shows, you can check out the official poster, or visit their site.
You can also see what past students have done by visiting the U of T’s “Display Case”. 

Now this tired little grad student is off to enjoy some sunshine before
back to editing her panel text and tombstone labels.