“Vision 20/20” 19th of this month we are currently in of yes, this same year

at the burien community center, right next to a lovely little green space that includes a valley, a playground and gorgeous cedar trees on saturday evening i and many other artists will have art on display and for sale. half the proceeds go to us and the other half to the burien arts league or something like that. here are what i did for this years show… 1-2020 2-2020 3-2020 4-2020 5-2020 6-2020 7-2020 8-2020 9-2020 10-2020i was half into it and half ready to give in. i thought it would be so easy to get 10 panels that measure 8″x8″ and do whatever i want. i struggled with the idea of only getting $20 per piece, so i feel like i held back. in the end though i figure they are sketches for future pieces. come thru if you can and see all the work… should be interesting :”)

Just a bit more

Work is going well. The fabric store has given me some great connections and has become quite the conduit for freelance work. From couch cushions, to slipcovers, clothing, costumes, drapes, pillows, car roof liners, vinyl bar stools and more…

I’m glad I invested in an industrial machine! Here’s to more and more work! Also, wish me luck everyone… I just went in for a casual interview with a vintage interiors place! Could be something real special if it works out! DSCN2864 DSCN2867 NewChairCovering TabiSocksCharmCase4DSCN3344 DSCN3348 DSCN3342 DSCN3339MedManBag1 MedManbag2 DSCN3357 this place, this world is worth being a part of

 

Yummy French Cotton Florals

 

Thank you to Carleen for the fabric samples. It was difficult to cut them, big as they were and well, they ended up as 400 4″ squares). [and some scrap destined for the back of momo]Coloroso Looks to be a giant prayer shawl for my people out on the plains..let’s beginShawl? KeppinOrderKeeping it in check is both calming and befuddling…. But Momo watches over us gocouldahouldawouldaHoldUpWaitAMinute

TaDAA!Top part pieced. Now to make un chingo de raven tails. Definitely some prairie points :”)

Chic Scrubs, Folkware, new space/machine… :”)

So.. here’s a spattering of the pantseses I’ve been making…

CLICK HERE TO SEE ME SHIFT :”)

and check out these tunicy beasts!and what was supposed to be a halloween costume, though now my indoor receiving attire :”) i will be doing more with prarie points!

my new workspace… danny and i switched out due to the lighting and boomboommusic girl downstairs :”) now i can spread out and not be in the waythats me on my new JUKI! shes soooo strong :”)

and here’s a hint at what i’m wearing tonight… to BAM Ignite. Supposedly the Bellevue Art Museum (yes, Bellevue; where the zombie apocalypse is most assuredly gonna happen, if not start) is hosting a dance party in honor of the High Fiber Diet show currently up. I’ve been told that it will be “a fun night and a huge gathering of all the fiber-wearable art-fabric junkie folks in the northwest. Our tribe will be in full force that night.”full pic to come…tmrw, so check back!

Building Blocks of Consruction, the install begins

I have started an installation at work, concept being that of Garment Construction. We have loads of new fabrics [including Italian cottons, Wools, Cotton Couture] and I have been feeling very inspired to create something in honor of those of us who make our own clothes. It has been a treat everyday getting ready that I actually look forward to putting an outfit together – from “funky” to “male Nurse chic” :”) I am having fun… and more is sure to come. First shot is a before…

Check out the back wall just above the shelves of fabrics…

I’m using a collection of old patterns that I knew one day I would use :”)… check it out. There will be some clothing up as well and hopefully my bosses will like it so much they will invite me to do some display work at the other locations :”)

just the beginning!

detail… you like?

I have always wanted a jumpsuit… redmoon theater in chicago actually turned me on to them :”) heres a schnazzier version though! i patchworked the yoke [originally a pillowcase that didnt sell] one lady descirbed it as “funky” – i’ll take it!

weve got some awesome florals, as mentioned before and super kona cottons at pacific fabrics y’all! and dont let the piles and piles on the remnants tables disuae you – there are gorgeous prints in there!! next stop… that wool table!

“Where Creative Dreams Come True”

If you haven’t heard already… I finally landed a job here in Seattle :”) It took all the patience I could muster to get through the 2 months of searching/ rejections. Pratt Fine Art Center said no, Madison Market teased me then said no, countless teaching, reception, server and even translator positions turned me down…

I almost changed my name to something a bit easier to “digest”… like Smith or John Doe.

But I digress… this is a hint at what I am doing for a J . O. B. now.

And though it is not (yet) in the classroom proper it is Where Creative Dreams Come True”. Pacific Fabrics and Crafts. This is on my route there, towards the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains! Into the industrial district within SODO (south of downtown).   When the sun is out this is even more AMAZING!!

Yup! The very place I found my upholstery fabrics for that chair that I promise to get to. Apparently it started out as Pacific Iron and Metal Company way back in 1917, primarily as a recycling center and eventually incorporated the rags and ends from the local mills.

The Iron and Metal Company is still going strong as I hear them clanging about down there. Big props to Jules Glant!

Here’s the front half of the store… 

it’s impressive and large with the original wood floor (which is why I shall soon be getting some fancy-shmancy orthopedics). That color scaled wall is but a bit of the insane amount of quilter’s cotton we have. Anything from marshmallows to paisley to peacocks!

Here’s a new blue rounder that some genius put together.. kind of a mini collection. I touch it daily! Our florals as well, are UNBEATABLE!

Every few months the staff does a project to feature a new something something. This month it is a new book called “Modern Blocks” and we are each making 1-3 blocks… come check it out. Here’s the first installment. Can you guess which are mine?

I personally hit the Wool and Linen Remnant Tables regularly and would advise you all to not overlook the rolls of Fashion and Apparel at $9.99 a yard!I believe Janice (our fearless leader) was right about it feeling like a kid in candy store :”) Look at these DUPIONI’s!

Here’s my first purchase :”)Silks, Rayons, Wools, Cottons! And now to make some clothes… everyday someone asks me if I sew and so… Sew I shall!I make my own patterns… which I will wear, even, cause it fits so well :”)

Before I forget… here’s my favorite sign :”)*includes some home dec, craft, patterns and tools! And here’s my favorite “fat quarter”!

…some of these fabrics make me hungry! 

As you can probably tell… I like my new job! The ladies are cool, sweet and know what they are talking about! More to come on that ;”)