Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Profile of Brigid Berlin: Straight from Andy Warhol's Studio UPDATED

The online publication New York Social Diary, has published a profile of Brigid Berlin, who was part of Andy Warhol's Factory.  Both Carol and Sophie mentioned it on Facebook, so I captured the link and did a little research on her life.  Socialite and little rich girl, she morphed into quite a character, doing drugs and overeating obsessively  creating odd but compelling art, and making films, then settling down with pugs and needlepoint. You'll love the pillows and rugs in the pictures!
http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/the-way-they-live/2008/brigid-berlin

Sadly this is an older article so the needlepoint exhibition mentioned was in 2008.   Here's  bit about it.  She loved to reproduce covers of the New York Post in needlepoint but as you can see, she also loves to create pug portraits and lovely floral designs.
http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/finch/finch11-7-08.asp

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/look-brigid-berlins-tabloid-ne-67443

https://paddle8.com/work/brigid-berlin/30730-its-raining-men

UPDATE:  Who would you like to stitch with?  Himmmmm.  Sylvia Sidney, definitely.
http://sudukc.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/who-would-you-like-to-stitch-with/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 28, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Insanity Central

No, Insanity Central isn't my new name for Chilly Hollow (although considering how busy I've been lately, maybe I should change the name).   Insanity Central is a counted thread design company that happens to have a line of magnets to park your needles on as well.  There are a variety of designs in case you need a wolf's head magnet, an enameled jewel, a tiny heart, or just a different style of cameo.  It's a fun browse, even if you aren't in the market for a magnet right now.
http://www.stitcherstreasures.com/mainpages/cross_stitch_designers/insanity_central.htm

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Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 20, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.