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by pokiedot
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Help Beautify the Black Rock Arts Foundation's camp!
Replies: 0
Views: 975

Help Beautify the Black Rock Arts Foundation's camp!

Hi, all! Join me in creating a beautiful camp for this year's Black Rock Arts Foundation playa presence. We're hosting some flower-making workshops this week at the Burning Man office, tomorrow and Thursday nights from 6-10pm. Join us if you can! -josie BLACK ROCK ARTS FOUNDATION Scrap: n. Discarded...
by pokiedot
Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Knitter and Crocheters.. UNTIE!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4684

Free Crochet Workshop!

Hey all, just wanted to add an addendum to this post. I'll be hosting a free 'How To Crochet A Leaf' Workshop in San Francisco on June 27.

Details can be found on my website (again, www.pokiedot.com).

Hope to see ya!
by pokiedot
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Knitter and Crocheters.. UNTIE!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4684

or there's always my local fave for urban guerilla knitting: http://www.knittaplease.com/ i'm no knitter, but my SO is. She's in the process of knitting a few leaves in honor of our family members. Either i'll deliver them to the playa myself or i'll see to it that a trusted burner does. nevermind ...
by pokiedot
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Knitter and Crocheters.. UNTIE!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4684

i'll crochet a few leaves for ya. make sure you post where your camp is so i can deliver them! yay! thanks! actually, it would be best if you could pop them in the mail for me, so i can be sure to attach them to the tree properly. i probably won't be accepting leaves out there, just because my atta...
by pokiedot
Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Knitter and Crocheters.. UNTIE!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4684

no moopy yarns!

thanks CapSmashy, that's just what i was about to say. but i'll definitely be in contact with dpw, the artery, etc, to be sure this is all a-okay with them. there are pretty firm guideline on the site about what kinds of yarn to use, and i won't use any leaves made from yarns other than the ones i s...
by pokiedot
Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Knitter and Crocheters.. UNTIE!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4684

Knitter and Crocheters.. UNTIE!!

Calling all knit and crochet addicts! Please join me in the collaborative creation of 'A Tree Undone', a knit and crochet sculpture to be shared with Black Rock City in 2007. This piece begins as a simple tree, standing about 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Tied to the branches will be thousands of lea...
by pokiedot
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: who else is making a 'tree' this year?
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

who else is making a 'tree' this year?

from the website's description of this year's theme: Artists are invited to contribute to this forest by creating simulated 'trees' fashioned from recycled industrial materials. These artificial trees will not be burned: they will survive to subdivide the blue of other skies. so... who else is makin...
by pokiedot
Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Gimme your panties, and I'll put "The Man" on your
Replies: 0
Views: 1204

Gimme your panties, and I'll put "The Man" on your

Panty Camp needs your panties!!! hidey ho, burners! i'm writing today with a little plea for help. Panty Camp is on it's third year of providing the citizens of Black Rock City with clean underthings and we're running out of panties. we rely on donations to run our camp, and we need your panties! bu...
by pokiedot
Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: THEME FOR 2005
Replies: 36
Views: 10133

i just have to brag.

okay. so i just have to brag for a minute: this is the second year in a row that i've acurately predicted the theme! go me! last year i said it would be 'space' and this year i predicted that it would be 'dreams' or 'the unconcious'.

burning man should hire me as their clairvoyant.
by pokiedot
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Yahoo Factor: Close the Gates Early
Replies: 39
Views: 11002

no worries man. I am sure some of our patrons did the same shitty thing to you guys. It bums me out but I guess it is just a part of being on the esplanade. sadly this was part of being in center camp as well. it really bummed me out, too. even worse, people would leave their cafe cups, which have ...
by pokiedot
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How Can This Happen???
Replies: 26
Views: 6801

i have to chime in here.. the www guide has messed up our events two years in a row, and they were listed correctly on the website. i just don't understand why it is so difficult to copy and paste the exact same info into the guide. year before last some of our events were listed as am instead of pm...
by pokiedot
Sun Aug 08, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Another newbie question...
Replies: 16
Views: 4277

It's like a $500 digital video camera. I don't think I'm bringing it...You have not instilled me with much confidence. i'm still of the opinion that you should leave it home, but i just thought i'd pass on this: http://tinyurl.com/4vw32 i was thinking about bringing my digital this year, using one ...
by pokiedot
Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Reasonable Arrival Time?
Replies: 34
Views: 7808

lost machine: great dome! very cool, very unique, good job. i basically have the same advice as badger, but i wanted to reinforce that it's really not a big deal if you're not 'close'. every part of the city is populated, and your cool camp will get foot traffic no matter where you are. and, no matt...
by pokiedot
Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Another newbie question...
Replies: 16
Views: 4277

Re: i second that

my first year I brought a video camera and a digital still. i never took the video camera out of the bag, and I was so caught up in the moment, I took very few still pictures, relatively speaking. in fact most of my pictures are when I was board and there was nothing to see or do. I have a lot of d...
by pokiedot
Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where am I camping?
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Unfortunately, I don't have enough BRC experience to really know how to read the little tiny city map that I have...What's that highlight pink area? Is that where theme camps go? How much space can out campsite take up? seriously Any advice about camp site stuff (the five W's, you remember? Who, Wh...
by pokiedot
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: Anyone tattooing on playa?
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

i agree. the deser is too harsh of an environment for a tattoo to begin to heal properly.

how 'bout getting one on the way home, in reno maybe?
by pokiedot
Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:04 pm
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: sf bay area theme camps needs cargo transport
Replies: 1
Views: 729

sf bay area theme camps needs cargo transport

hi all. our camp is looking for help getting our stuff to the playa! we usually rent a cargo van, but this year we thought we'd reach out to other burners, first. we can offer some kind of trade or compensation. it would just be cool to pool efforts with other burners, rather than bring out yet anot...
by pokiedot
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Costume Updates
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

there's nothing worse than going out at night in your most exciting costume with a big 'ol jacket covering it up, so remember to design yourselves warm costumes, too. Unless your coat looks like this: your coat rules supreme over the universe of coats! i bet it's blinding in blacklight. nicey.
by pokiedot
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Costume Updates
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

Ya know, I spent a whole bunch of time and money putting together costumes last year, and just spent the whole week running around in underoos. This year, I'm just investing in a cape... seriously. i had several costume items that never saw the playa last year. this year i'm being a lot more honest...
by pokiedot
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Camp Dogville
Replies: 31
Views: 6724

Re: Wooof!

blindtoaster wrote: .... well why not some shade cloth, misters and foot protection? :)
how would the camp deal with the pee-pee issue? peeing on the playa is a no-no for humans, i'm assuming it would be for doggies as well. where would they 'go'?
by pokiedot
Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man
Replies: 595
Views: 467289

last night i went to the fire arts festival at the crucible, an event that i'm sure at least most of the bay area burners have heard plenty about. i saw something that pretty much sums up my feelings about this thread. during an intermission from the fire performances, a dj was spinning and differen...
by pokiedot
Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade cloth? Camo netting? Sail cloth? Used diapers????
Replies: 111
Views: 66177

....To my great disappointment I discovered that the grommets I used were brass COLORED, not actually brass, and they @##!! rusted from Playa exposure- it pays to use aluminum or REAL brass. eek! i hope the grommets we used don't do the same thing.. i'm going to go dig our tarps out of storage and ...
by pokiedot
Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade cloth? Camo netting? Sail cloth? Used diapers????
Replies: 111
Views: 66177

Re: Tarp tethers?

Tarp tethers: I just got a 12 x 12 heavy silver tarp to put over my tent and I was wondering the best way to tie it to the rebar stakes on the playa. Is is better to use some nylon cord and try and stretch it tight, or would it be better to incorporate some bungies so the ties have some give in a s...
by pokiedot
Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Lost Penguin Love
Replies: 11
Views: 2669

Re: Lost Penguin Love

We'll be on the Esplanade w/ a big 'neon' sign out front. i've noticed that quite a few folk are already directing people to specific spots on the playa, which confuses me, because i feel like the theme camp staff is pretty clear about how no camp is guaranteed any kind of preferred spot. so just o...
by pokiedot
Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade cloth? Camo netting? Sail cloth? Used diapers????
Replies: 111
Views: 66177

my aluminet is here!

in this thread, and in a few others, there has been mention of aluminet. no one seams to have much experience with it, but from it's descriptions it seems promising, although expensive. for those of you who care... my aluminet came today, and i thought i'd share my observations thus far. i ordered 3...
by pokiedot
Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: robot dance-athon idea
Replies: 0
Views: 1112

robot dance-athon idea

hi yall. i have a vision: i need to see as many burners robot dancing on the playa as possible. here's my latest crezzy idea .. let me know if you and your camp would like to be involved: okay.. so do you love robot dancing as much as we do? will your camp be playing music one could robot dance to o...
by pokiedot
Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is the Water Truck your shower?
Replies: 70
Views: 19997

Right, your instincts are correct. No soapy water should ever hit the playa, biodegradable or not. thank you. this is one of my pet peeves out there (although i try to retain the patient education approach, this is one of those issues that tries that patience). everytime i see a person covered in b...
by pokiedot
Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: dry ice
Replies: 432
Views: 394381

i've used dry ice for years, but only for keeping stuff cold, not for freezing stuff.

anyhow.. my advice/technique can be found here:
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=3970

rock.
by pokiedot
Sun Jun 20, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Dusty this year?
Replies: 69
Views: 14426

Re: Speaking of DUST....

.... Hmmm... I'm not sure, but logic would stand to reason that with the winds and playa dust and all, the dust IS gonna get INSIDE. Am I right here??? I don't wanna hurt her feelings, but not once did I see a screened-in patio-canopy on the playa all last year... yup! dust will get inside any envi...
by pokiedot
Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: inexpensive rigid sheet plastic?
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

just wanted to mention.. last year i made a loverly camp sign out of a thin (like maybe 1/4 thick) plastic and it warped in the heat like mad! i don't mean to point out a big 'duh', but just remember that plastic melts.

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