Friday, January 28, 2011

Here is the finished Come Back to Me fabric, after the devore process. This will be making a dress for a show which I will announce next week.

Sky Watching

Lately I have been obsessed with watching the sky from my studio during sun-rise and sun-set. Its a different view from every window and it is just so captivating. The other day I realized (after taking a bunch of photos) that my color aesthetic (grey based purples and currently grey based pinks) is actually colors from the sunset. Lindsay from my studio mentioned that the colors in the sunset are actually regional and change based on where you are.

I was reading in the paper about the Mona Lisa and "new discoveries" and blah blah blah all it said to me was that people are crazy. But what really caught my eye was that they were no longer referring to it as a "masterpiece" but a "masterwork". Last semester one of my teachers mentioned that we shouldn't refer to our work as "pieces" because that meant they were a piece of a whole and that we should reference it as "work". Really interesting that this is now being applied to historical "masterpieces".

Here is a stage of fabric that i was experimenting with. I dyed this cotton with procion dyes and then sewed it with polyester thread to a polyester backing so that I could devore it using my "come back to me" print. which completely changes the fabric.
Below, is the first glimpse of The Adventures of the Moustached Fish in The Social Script! enjoy.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Print

So here is the product of my first week of school. I was at school for 2 days all day before my first day of school and on my first day of school I made this print. It is 5 layers (which made 7 colors) on natural silk pongee with a sheer silk organza layer floating in front of the print. The base fabric is different images of lotus slippers and the top layer is the x-ray of a bound foot.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Here is Something I Haven't Done in a While

I keep saying to myself that I am going to post, and then I don't. Well I am catching up, and with some big news too!

Finally I posted the shoes for Glen.
For show n sale this year I experimented painting leather gloves, and boy did they go over well. I posted one photo but I sold 5 pairs. I have more in the works now.
Which leads to the next item. I have signed the contract, and will now be sold at the Art Gallery of Calgary store front. My gloves and jackets will be sold there as well as some more experimental stuff. In the works I have painted leather purses, and printed lap top sleeves and lap top cases. I am very excited. (which they have not yet recieved, but expect the first batch very soon)
What sparked the lap top series? I have a new lap top! That is from this century! That I can actually save things too, all very exciting. Thank you Best Buy Boxing Day!

On a more serious note, this next week I will be focusing on getting my MFA application to CSULB in. It isn't due until the 31st but get it in early to be processed and ready to go, so everything will be sent in to be received by the 15th. woot.

Also, expect to see the adventures of the moustached(moo-stash-ed) fish coming in prints (expect wallets, laptop cases, t-shirts etc) soon.

Who is the moustached fish? He is a prankster (because every prankster needs a moustache), who lives under the water and plays pranks on the humans and other predators. He also encounters theory such as that from Freud and Lacan in his daily life. He is coming!

Also with all of these changes happening, I will be (fingers crossed) starting up a real website soon with a proper portfolio and everything (the blog will be kept.. how could I not ramble?)