The Beginning Process of My Last Article-Yarn Bombing in Savannah

I wanted to document my process of researching and writing an article.

Here are the first notes I had concerning YARN BOMB:

FIRST: It was lots of photos and getting to know the women and of course, how to crochet. I did not tell anyone except Jessica, the coordinator of this event, about the article.

SECOND: It was typing whatever conversation i heard on the eve of the Yarn Bombing. I wanted this process to be organic. the week before I approached the situations from a journalist view and alerted the women that I would be asking questions for The Inkwell and they clammed up. I vowed to find another approach. I decided to sit and listen and hear is what I heard:

Savannah’s FIRST EVER Crowdsourced YARN BOMB

Dialog on Yarn Bombing eve:

SO THERE IS ALSO A SIGN POST IT’S ON THE FRONT

ALSO BIKE RACKS

ALL THEY NEED IS THIS>>YOU GO IN AND TWINE

AND SO WE CAN MAKE IT

left over squares for the bike rack

so this is the other panel

to make them not curl

I wonder if the best thing is do it this way< opposites

the weight of one do the opposites

these are so pretty

so I have yarn< needles and twine

so this panel is done

8 x 5

The rest will be extra

Start stitching those together by the 5’s.

This is one. The other one needs to be put together

We need rows.

I have needles

I did not bring scissors

Sorry about that ya’ll

like the way they go together

Try to make it mix matched

Once you get the concept it is so east

This is great I love it

Dom you want us to sew things together

Mom

Okay, so, she’s gonna cast off

Put your stuff down

I have more needles

So pissed I don’t have scissors

What do you need?

Two strips

Can I just take this twine in this basket?

Yes that is what is for.

I want to know that I’m doing my best.

Make sure everyone is reinforcing the corners really well.

What’s the location again?

YES!!

Green truck!!!!

I’m really excited!

He went to matt to use the old sign as a public art project

Can I just take this over?

Would you please?

I love it I’m so happy

Show me how to do this

Here is this. And you need some twine

Did I give you the needle already?

Thread the needle and do it first

Half way there with secure knot

Make it look pretty

And then you just sew this together

Try and get them to line up as much

9×9 squares

Sew these up

Special care on the corners

Matt co

Sub project of SeeSAW..see savannah art walls

An organization

Hebehmale..matt
he’s currently during a huge mural for scad

Matt is trying to inspire

Public art very passionate about it

“When you are out and you see some something unexpected on a wall, it makes you think differently about where you live. Makes you think they are mischievous people out there that want to take life creatively.”

Mix these up….sew them in rows of 8

So 3 of these together will be the post

2 of 8 for right now for bike rack.

Any idea what you want to work on next?

Everything I write is from personal

Working at connect get the journalistic out there, but I have my own…

The odd size ones needs to be on their own

Is the other panel almost done yet?

It’s so soft

Check out this square that Trisha made

Do you want me to do squares or sew

Attach them to what?

To each other

Here is another 5×3

That’s awesome Sandi

THIRD: It was the first idea page…thoughts of what order the article will flow”

November 22, 2013

 

Thoughts for the flow of the paper.

With sewing needles ad yarn in hand, the women of savannah just united for this event were scurrying around connecting the last twine to its designated spot around Green truck. (Straight with the end and roll back around)

Public art has become….

History of public art in savannah

Get around to Mark and it was his idea…he had the space available. Quotes from Mark about public art and what it means to him. This event and current future or past events. Any info he would like to add

He invited Jessica to use the space

She wanted to yarn bomb something for a while

Quotes from Jessica about her association with connect and the love of public art, yarn bombing…etc

History of yarn bombing in savannah

Then back to Jessica and how she coordinated the event

Facebook, etc

Then different memories I have about the first meeting…WELL

Tell of history-now friends-swapping numbers taking pix

Then the last meeting, the excitement

Meeting at 6 in the morning with doughnuts…

And then we have made full circle.

MATT:

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Matt+Hebermehl&qpvt=Matt+Hebermehl&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=890C6B5133943B1D8873890C6B5133943B1D8873

http://savannahartwalls.org/

SeeSAW (See Savannah Art Walls) is a Savannah, GA based art organization with the goal of synthesizing local art, commerce and civic participation through contemporary public art thereby creating opportunities for Savannah and its creative community to engage in a global cultural dialogue.

Friends and collaborators Matt Hebermehl & James “DrZ” Zdaniewski co-founded SeeSAW in 2011. Under the banner of SeeSAW, Hebermehl and Zdaniewski worked with Ellen Harris of Savannah’s Metropolitan Planning Commission to create a mural ordinance and policy after public works of art on private property were arbitrarily buffed by the city and/or resulted in illegal signage citations for property owners. At that time there was no way to formally apply to paint a mural on private property. Savannah’s celebrated historical preservationnecessitated a mural application process in order to facilitate SeeSAW’s goal of creating a culture of contemporary public art in Savannah.  The first iteration of the mural policy was approved in late 2011, under that policy SeeSAW successfully petitioned for a designated mural wall at 34th and Habersham Street, the first wall of its kind in Savannah. The policy went through several reviews over the course of 2012 and a final version was approved and officially implemented into city planning by Savannah’s City Council in January of 2013.

The mural policy and application form can be found on the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s website: Mural application form 

Beautiful end quote

November 22, 2013

 

Thoughts for the flow of the paper.

With sewing needles ad yarn in hand, the women of savannah just united for this event were scurrying around connecting the last twine to its designated spot around Green truck. (Straight with the end and roll back around)

Public art has become….

History of public art in savannah

Get around to Mark and it was his idea…he had the space available. Quotes from Mark about public art and what it means to him. This event and current future or past events. Any info he would like to add

He invited Jessica to use the space

She wanted to yarn bomb something for a while

Quotes from Jessica about her association with connect and the love of public art, yarn bombing…etc

History of yarn bombing in savannah

Then back to Jessica and how she coordinated the event

Facebook, etc

Then different memories I have about the first meeting…WELL

Tell of history-now friends-swapping numbers taking pix

Then the last meeting, the excitement

Meeting at 6 in the morning with doughnuts…

And then we have made full circle.

FOURTH: Research Research Research. I also made phone calls and emails to people I would like quote from.

MATT:

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Matt+Hebermehl&qpvt=Matt+Hebermehl&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=890C6B5133943B1D8873890C6B5133943B1D8873

http://savannahartwalls.org/

SeeSAW (See Savannah Art Walls) is a Savannah, GA based art organization with the goal of synthesizing local art, commerce and civic participation through contemporary public art thereby creating opportunities for Savannah and its creative community to engage in a global cultural dialogue.

Friends and collaborators Matt Hebermehl & James “DrZ” Zdaniewski co-founded SeeSAW in 2011. Under the banner of SeeSAW, Hebermehl and Zdaniewski worked with Ellen Harris of Savannah’s Metropolitan Planning Commission to create a mural ordinance and policy after public works of art on private property were arbitrarily buffed by the city and/or resulted in illegal signage citations for property owners. At that time there was no way to formally apply to paint a mural on private property. Savannah’s celebrated historical preservationnecessitated a mural application process in order to facilitate SeeSAW’s goal of creating a culture of contemporary public art in Savannah.  The first iteration of the mural policy was approved in late 2011, under that policy SeeSAW successfully petitioned for a designated mural wall at 34th and Habersham Street, the first wall of its kind in Savannah. The policy went through several reviews over the course of 2012 and a final version was approved and officially implemented into city planning by Savannah’s City Council in January of 2013.

The mural policy and application form can be found on the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s website: Mural application form 

Yarn Bombing in general?

http://www.billdavenport.com/yarnworks/yarnworks.html

Bill Davenport:Yarn works 1993-99

In 1993 I was taught to crochet by Delfina Vannucci, who had learned from Italian nuns when she was a girl. Being left-handed, I never learned to knit very well , and crochet, with it’s ability to be added onto anywhere, lent itself to the complicated sculpture I wanted to do. I originally thought of it as a new type of ultra-thick paint.

http://www.magdasayeg.com/about.html

http://design-milk.com/shes-crafty-yarn-bombing-pioneer-magda-sayeg-knitta/

wrapping that first stop sign pole just felt right

 

Biggest Yarn bombing savannah?

OMG-article found by Jessica, the same girl who oversaw this project:

http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/yarnbombs-away/Content?oid=2175465

another article:

http://www.scaddistrict.com/blog/2013/02/12/yarn-bombing-brings-cheer-to-the-mundane-objects-that-surround-us/#.Uo-MWMQ3u3I

http://www.scaddistrict.com/

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/51583/14-street-art-terms%E2%80%94illustrated

Jul 10, 2013 – A stylized name or signature done with various materials, such as a ….The lines between graffiti, street art, and public art have begun to blur.

13. YARN BOMBING

Olek

In 2005, Magda Sayeg knitted a cozy for a doorknob at her Houston boutique, and spawned a movement. Since then, knit bombers have covered statues, buses, signs, trees, grocery carts, telephone poles, benches, and other objects both sentient and non. Also called “grandma graffiti,” yarn bombing brings an element of domesticity into the streets, counterbalancing the traditionally male world of street art with a traditionally female art form.

Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/51583/14-street-art-terms%E2%80%94illustrated#ixzz2lOZTsecv

Public Art?-look above…above ya head..and pray

Public Art in Savannah?

Found a contest and then found the results.

http://www.emergentstructures.org/submit-a-proposal-public-art-at-savannah-gardens

It’s my seesaw guy!

http://savnh.com/post/15677737304/savannah-public-art-its-a-muralcle-at-34th

 

***Need to get Green Truck’s thoughts on the Yarn Bombing…Who is the owner?

Somebody who works there

And a customer

FIFTH:

Take a break. By this point I’m feeling a bit inspired, overwhelmed and foggy. As we all know, it’s a great idea to let all this information we just ingested to simmer around until the creative juice brims over.

SIXTH:

FIRST DRAFT

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