Sunday, February 25, 2007

Opel V - The Future Sound of Fashion

It's interesting; with a little thought a fashion show turns into a tiny conceptual play, without all that boring talking in the middle. I will hopefully be able to get pictures but will certainly post descriptions and studio shots of everything. Working now on prepping all the pieces for this show so that I can finish them in my lap on an israeli bus. Or, you know, on the back of a camel. Wherever I happen to be.

I am leaving on the 27th, only two days away. So much has to happen in between now and then! This is the beginnings of a collar for that show:

and here is a frivolous photo of Christine. Christine moved away. sigh.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Out of the Doldrums

January and February are the darkest of valleys in the retail and events world; work has been all about regrouping, studying what's working and what isn't, and applying some much-needed structure to my studio and working habits. The Feb 3rd pandora was a big success but it was a lone stander in a cold, dark, and quiet time. Things are starting to pick up, though, and wires are abuzz with all the spring and early summer events. I am laying out my calendar for the next four months and trying to decide which events to do and not do. It's going to be a busy spring:

Feb 27th - depart for israel
Noise Pop & Shop March 3 & 4 (no, you're not hallucinating. this is while I am in israel. I have an informal employee. It's a great relief.)
March 10th - new york
March 14th - return to SF
March 17th - I am in my first fashion show, Opel's anniversary
March 24th - Running With Scissors, live performance sewing as part of Alchemy, a false profit party.
March 30th - first ever Craft Congress, in pittsburgh.
April 21 & 22 - Alternative Press Expo
April 28th - Pandora's Trunk
May 12th - Maven Fair
May 19 & 20 - Maker Faire
June 10 - Haight St Fair

How the hell did that all happen?

I am trying to decide whether or not to present at Maker Faire. Maybe I'll want a break by then.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Mina Dresden!

The only way that I can think of to celebrate is to run around in circles throwing paint into the air. Pandora's Trunk anniversary celebration will be at Mina Dresden gallery right where the Mission District and SoMa meet. Pitter-pat. This is going to be good.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Recent Photo Roundup

Ben came over and helped me to make real pictures of some recent work. The lobster is called "You'd be pissed too", and the skeleton piece is called Flayed.

Here is an example of a product I have been developing. Look for a real post on these soon; they are adornments made from recycled and vintage fabrics and vintage buttons as well as real-world odds and ends, many rusty little bits from down by the docks, and shiny things that caught my eye. The are on lapel pins, stick pins, and big barrettes.

Here is a soft San Francisco evening on Polk St:
And me and my dog: