Thursday, March 23, 2006

Everything is wonky


stump prototype
Originally uploaded by Good Egg.
I am finally rounding the bend back to the land of health and wellness. I came down with a very nasty cold that turned out to be quite a clingly little bugger. Thus I have done nothing in about a week, unless you count reading on the sofa in between bouts of coughing, hacking, and sleeping. Sheesh do I sound like a baby or what? Anyhow here is my first attempt at the stump pattern I made a few weeks ago. It still has some issues I hope to iron out this weekend. I would like to finish this in time for my April critique group. But even a healthy start would be nice, I would like this to be larger than any of my other soft sculptures to date. More progress coming soon!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Corduroy Tadpole


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Originally uploaded by Good Egg.
The stumps are coming along but still need some fine tuning, so in the meantime here is my tiny tadpole. I see a school of these in the near future.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Stump Patterns

I've had the idea for this sculpture for awhile, and I finally started to develop some of the pattern pieces for it yesterday. I'm planning to make the whole thing out of denim, but I think that there is still a missing element, I'll have to think about that. Sometimes just starting a project sparks new ideas.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Stamens into Flowers


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I often come up with new ideas simply through stumbling onto a new material in a thrift store which I would normally not seek out or use. I found an entire tin full of unused flower stamens at my favorite thrifstore in Southern California (how I miss the Bargain Box!). Since then I have been making lots of yarn flowers. Here is a completed project using the yarn flowers, a corsage cuff. I've made about a half dozen of these, I'm debating as to whether I want to put them up in my empty Etsy shop or find a local boutique to carry them. Decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Something Old


nice day
Originally uploaded by
Good Egg.
I had my monthly critique group meeting last night and it went better than I expected. It was our first evening of looking at work and offering feedback. I'm feeling a tad rusty with the whole critique process as it has been nearly four years since I graduated art school. Having said that I'm so thrilled to make new work and recieve honest opinions from a large group of peers. I have to get busy as I volunteered myself for next month, so I should have some new stuffed work up here over the following weeks.
The photo is one of the pieces that was in the Plush You show organized by Kristen Rask of Schmancy. I will be participating in Plush You 2 as well, how exciting!