Showing posts from October, 2011


Last Saturday I had lunch with my friend, Carole Gary Staples, an amazing artist. Carole had a mannequin she was looking to get out of the house and I just happen to be in the market for a dress form. Julia, as I have named her, will go with me to shows when I have wearables she can rock for me. And at home, I can put some batting on her and she can be my dress form. There is some water staining so I have decided to give Julia a "facelift". I started with a coating of gesso and will sand and gesso again. Then I will paint a new dress for Julia. She is going to be fun! More to come...

Sweater Chop

Yesterday I went to the Pendleton Art Studios to the new studio of my friend, Nancy Gamon. Everyone that came brought a sweater or two and the idea was to spread the sweaters out on a table and chop 'em up to make new sweaters. Here is what I have so far. It was a fun thing to do and a good way to get out of my comfort zone. I was able to finish most of what I wanted to do, I need to put a new placket on the front and finish stitching around the "flowers" and add one more flower to the front. Thanks for a great experience, Nancy!