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Art Show: Embroidered Self-Portraits

19 Oct

I have been working on a series of self-portraits in embroidery and applique for my upcoming show.

Here is a sneak peak of one of those pieces.  My self portrait as two marabou storks. It is a simple outline in backstitch. I originally started it because, as always, I decided to experiment with new techniques for the series at the last minute and found myself a bit behind. I needed some work I could complete within a reasonable amount of time to show along with my more complex portraits. However, I really love it.

Self-portrait as two Marabou Storks

Self-portrait as two Marabou Storks Detail

So if you will be in the Austin area on October 23rd you should swing by the show. Also presenting the art of the amazing Don Jolly, Max McDermott, and Justin Prince.  Live music by The Fractals, Ben Pickett, Quin Galavis, Radiola and SPENCE! There will be tons of food and wine provided but you are welcome to BYOB. 3701 Werner, the third street East of IH-35 on 38th 1/2 street. Doors at 4pm.

More info at Incredible Art Show 6

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Art Show – Twin Peaks

16 Oct

My art opening is coming up on October 24th , thats next Saturday. It’s at Blackerby Violin , located at 1111 W. Anderson LN.

Also Exhibiting; Don Jolly with original pages of  his comics SUBHUMANOID and FARLAX the LAST ELF, Max McDermott with paintings and Katie Pipkin with her exploration on Breathing, featuring painting, drawing and violin sculptures.

The show is at 6pm to midnight, there will be free beer and food and live performances by RADIOLA, the country power of MOUTHWASH PICKETT, and the triumphant on-stage return of  THE FAT MAN and TEAM FAT – Austin’s legendary videogame sound designer.

Its should be a ton of fun, so if you’re in Austin you should swing by and check it out. If you cant make it the show will be moving to the Flightpath  for the entire month of November.

The Incredible Art Show IV

I am exhibiting the Twin Peaks portraits I have been working on like a mad woman the last month. Sorry about the lack of posts lately, but if it doesn’t involve a needle and thread  or making coffee then I haven’t been doing it. These portraits have become all consuming

Here is The Man From Another Place
The Man From Another Place

Be on the look out for Leland, Nadine, Cooper, Audrey, Donna, and James. I am currently finishing up oversized embroideries of The Giant, Killer BOB, Laura Palmer and The Log Lady. If your favorite character isn’t here then don’t fret, it is coming soon.
I will have pictures up as soon as the art show craziness is over and I have a moment to take pictures and get them all loaded.

I will also have a plethora of my Mustache Beer Cozies for sale at the show, so you should probably pick on up for yourself. Don’t have a mustache? You don’t want to be left out. Already have a mustache? Well, it’s being hidden by that beer can…and we can’t have that.

CozyStache

JenMustache

Beer Cozy

15 Aug

I have been cranking out these beer cozies. The design was super simple to make. I just crocheted in the round until it reached the desired size,  then crocheted out a tube from there. When the idea hit me, it was the middle of the night and the only wool yarn I had in the house was a Merino/Cashmere blend. So as silly as it is, the first few are cashmere beer cozies. Hilarious.

So I finished  a few of the luxe ones up and headed to Miss Maddie’s house. A case of Lonestar cans awaited me. We needed to test out the effectiveness of the wool to truly keep our beer cold. And what better way then an all night summer drinking session on a hot Texas porch? They were perfect…ice cold till the end. I am okay with Lonestar. It’s decent enough for a super cheap beer, but I think it completely unpalatable once it has warmed up at all.

Maddie was totally in love with the color of the ones I brought over and requested a hummingbird on hers

HummingbirdCoozie

I have been making them non-stop ever since I finished hanging my current show. I am hoping to have quite a few for sale at the opening on the 22nd.

I like this “I love Math” one a ton!

ILuvMathCoozie3

ILuvMathCoozie2

The Flightpath show has been a success for me so far. I’ve sold a few pieces. I did have one piece stolen out of its frame. I am pretty upset about it.  It was the pink and blue skull handkerchief from my last post. I had it framed without glass and mounted with spray mount and dress pins on a white fabric so that the details of the embroidery and the loveliness of the hankie edges are on display. Someone just stole it right off of the frame. It makes me a bit nervous because I almost never use glass for the framing of my needlework pieces, as I don’t want all my stitching effort squished all flat. The Flightpath was dismayed, in 17 years of art shows they have never had a piece damaged or stolen. Several people have tried to cheer me up by saying that I should be flattered. I appreciate their efforts, but I am not flattered. I would be less upset if someone stole $150 out of my wallet. Boo.

I need to start working on pieces for my next show at the end of October with Don Jolly and friends. I don’t have all the details quite yet. There will be info up soon at The Incredible Art Show.

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Embroidered Handkerchiefs

8 Aug

I’ve jut finished up a ton of pieces for the show I have up at the Flightpath. I’m sharing the space for the month with Logan Cooper of Boots in the Oven and Andy Sams, both are exhibiting photography pieces. The show will be up until September 1st.

I’ve been picking up vintage handkerchiefs for the last several years whenever I come across them an thrift stores. I took a few and attached some hand embroidered sugar skull appliques I had made foe each individual piece. I struggles endlessly with attaching  the appliques as the hankie Fabric is not only thin but incredibly delicate due to age. I ended up ruining one…my favorite one…it was very sad.

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So if you get  chance, swing by the Flightpath and check out our show.

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