Friday, May 28, 2010

hanging at the flat sewing and cutting

I'm sewing a bed gown for maman, bed gown is a dressing gown meets bed jacket. While she is recuperating at home, she can at least rock out the house in a vivid robe.

take one existing dressing gown
add sewn patchwork outer shell.

et voila.
I like that it is over patterned and i'm loving the purple/lilac/gold/mustard and I think the cream dressing gown will tone it down, so rather than vulgar, it's striking.
I stood infront of a wall of fabrics for a hour, before finding a combo of four that i liked...ransacked the wall, because originally i wanted vibrant crimson/scarlet, then thought maybe soothing aqua/lightblue tones.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Not feeling too creative, except when talking about Gary Busey, or limping legs, or scratching out comics at work with eyes look in different directions.

Feeling that I should be doing more, but not certain to what it is I should be doing. Not sure what to do next with Beasts Least Seen, or how we're going to put our app together. Would feel better if we had a gallery, or somewhere wanting our work.

Passing the time drawing on a banana at work, propped it up on a mug facing my colleague with a speech bubble "i'm watching you", my colleague and I agreed the banana would probably drive a van and offer kids candy.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

super love

Killer comics from the Dr Quinn, DRAWING LOVE

Killed me with blisters SHOE LOVE

I'm Audrey Horne and I get what I want, SHOE LOVE

Photo CD love!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

recent un-busy

As of recent, doing anything creative has had some down time. My maman is ill, which really freaked me out at first (things are better now), i've been quite tired from work, and almost feel as if i'm becoming a shut in.
I rarely venture from my flat and it's quite hard catching up with people.

Project making has slowed down, yet there is a big list of things i want to make and do.
I considered picking up more shifts at my work for extra money, but that won't make me happy. Modding some pants into super skinny ankle biting/leg sausage casing pants made me happier.

Here is the last thing I made. It was for a friend's birthday.
'A humble slice of pie', very much a part of Veni Vidi Vici. I wanted to give me friend something handmade but not just any of rag tag/scruffy style of things i make. The pie slice is a single serve version of 'Magpie pie' from the Veni Vidi Vici exhibition, which i made with katie Jacobs. The slice is missing the amazing glossy texture of the original ceramic pie crust.

ANd even though it lacks the lovely ceramic crust, I think it came out ok. The raised crust stitching wasn't planned, but just happened that way. Beak and feet were left over from the original VVV pie, crust and meat are handmade alpaca felt.