I never thought I would be destroying the one thing that once gave me so much joy. Paintbrushes. I will always love painting, especially painting in oils—there is something so relaxing and free about it. So, in a kind of farewell to that part of my past, I spent the last two weeks sawing paintbrushes…… Continue reading The Unconventional Materials Challenge, part 3—Paintbrushes
So, I’ve spent the last week assembling my paper dress. The watercolor paper is surprisingly tough to work with, and I had to reach back into the depths (a few times) to recall information from my bookbinding class in college. I would hug that teacher if I could! In contrast, the rice paper works up…… Continue reading The Unconventional Materials Challenge, part 2
Well, I’ve gone and done it this time. I swore up and down (and left and right) that after the last fashion challenge at school, I was going to pass on the next one. And I would have if it weren’t the… Unconventional Materials Challenge. ~sigh. I was done for with those three words. It…… Continue reading The Unconventional Materials Challenge, part 1.
I’m super happy to announce that I was awarded second place in the design challenge! First place: Jen Lang, Moai Statues of Easter Island, Second place: Erinn Larsen, Tree of Life, Third place: Benjamin Possolo, Untitled Art. Below are the winners and the entries. Special thanks to Mannequin Madness for helping me find the right size…… Continue reading The results are in!
I’m done, finally done. Looking forward to turning this in tomorrow!
Well, it’s been a while. I wasn’t going to do this spring’s school fashion challenge, but my daughter convinced me. I took my daughter and her younger brother to see the Klimt & Rodin exhibit at the Legion of Honor. As it turns out, my daughter was simultaneously studying Klimt’s work in art class. So,…… Continue reading Another year, another challenge.
No one ever likes to say they didn’t win something. I didn’t win. But I’m really glad I participated. It was a good opportunity for me to get a bit more experience and try some new things without as many limitations as I usually have. Congrats to my fellow students, these were really beautiful entries!!!
Finally finished my entry. I brought it over to school today and was really happy to see how many gorgeous pieces there are. Let the voting commence.
So the dress is done, photos to come. I’m very happy with it, though it definitely looks better on me than on my cheap dress form. Now I’m working on the corset belt. I decided to go with the green brocade as it is a seriously close match to Gucci’s signature green color. I’m using…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, part 3, nearly there!
If you’ve been following, I’ve been working on a garment for the fashion challenge at school—creating a street style garment inspired by Gucci’s fall 2017 ready to wear line. I’ve gathered my fabrics, some from my stash, some from Britex, and even one, the green silk brocade, from the local Salvation Army store ($3 for…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, part 2