Monday, February 18, 2013

I Want To Mail You Art: The Rainbow Book

The first book dedicated to the wonderful mail I have received and the art I have sent out. You can find it on or contact me and I will send you a signed copy. Only $18.00!

The Unfortunate Zookwash

The Unfortunate Zookwash has just been through it's second and final installation at Folk Yard Fashion in Portland on February 15, 2013. I am working on scanning and publishing the book the first week of March. If you want to find out more about this international collaborative project please visit the website

The Artist's Shuffle

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Creating Costumes

I was asked to create a set of coordinating outfits for Tangled Threads a few weeks ago. Since then I have been concentrating all of my spare time and energy in designing and sewing two complete outfits by March.
The first week I worked solely on Jarquin's stiltwalking outfit and so far I am very happy with the result. The pants, vest, cuffs and thigh pouch are complete. I just need to work on a few minor details and the mask. This outfit is black, white, silver and royal blue. I brought in the diamonds again in this outfit and even made a 3d diamond pouch!
Jen's outfit is a little different. I am having "designers block" with it and just can't seem to move forward. It is very frustrating and making everything in my life a bit harder. I was able to move forward a little bit with Andrew's advice. He suggested I do what was designed and fun and stop messing with the frustrating stuff. That worked. I made an amazing bustle and then started in an underbust vest. The design keeps changing as I move forward in sewing, but that is part of how I work. I never stick to an original drawing, things evolve, ideas pop into my head and in the end I know the outfit will be great...I just have to get there.
I have the final fitting on Thursday. Wish me luck!