Friday, February 26, 2010
Here is my angel for the Art Bra I am working on. I haven't yet figured out what I'm doing with her hair, so it's flying a little loose...She's kind of a flat doll, since she'll go on the center of the bra. I had a great time making her dress - I dyed some parachute silk with Dye-Na-Flow and wrapped it sort of free-formed over her. Her face is embroidered, with a little chalk for added color. I also dyed the ribbon under her bodice, etc. to match the dress. She will have wings, of course and a halo.
The latest issue of CQMagOnline contains a Call for ArtBra Submissions. This is a "Can't Lose" proposition. There won't be any rejection letters. If your bra is one of the best, it might make it into the calendar. But even if it doesn't, your bra will be auctioned off and the money goes to support Breast Cancer research. There's no downside! It seems like a wonderful way to support this research and at the same time to be creative. Join me and make an Art Bra!
Monday, February 22, 2010
I've decided to try designing an art bra, featuring an angel in the center. I'm not quite finished with the angel, but here are her wings. I started out with white wool-felt wings and felted on some beige roving, then proceeded with random stitches of different textures of pinks, turquoises, purples and gold. I love mixing these textures and colors - such fun!
I forgot to include these gorgeous pictures of the saucer magnolias that were all abloom at UCLA when I went the the Fowler Museum (see previous post).
Aren't they wonderful?
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Last week I went to the UCLA Fowler museum to see an exhibit by Nick Cave. It was soooo interesting! He is an artist with a background in dance and makes "costumes" out of fabric, sequins, buttons, sweaters, doilies, crochet - it is wild! He has a suit made of thousands of buttons; the "face" is an abacus. He has 10 people working for him, helping him craft his wonderful creations. You can go to this site and take a Photo Tour...or Watch this video. You will be WOWed.
Monday, February 08, 2010
A friend gave me this blouse. I just loved the color and the velvet trim around the neck and sleeves. It was kind of plain so I pressed some iron-on interfacing around the neck and embroidered it with silk thread and beads and added the pink flower.
Then I decided to make a bracelet to go with it.
I got these great beads at the Pasadena Bead and Design show recently and made the earrings.
Then, I decided to make a small scarf to go with it! I just love wearing every single piece. It's so fun to be inspired by a color like this!