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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Aftermath

Wearable Arts
was a crazy time this year- I have to thank the Cap'n for his tireless efforts on our behalf- besides that he rocked his booty up onstage to help us out! (can you spot him above?) Mwah!

And my hat was three feet tall, and looked kind of like a tree. I think it was a fairly good likeness to the sketch I made beforehand, so at least there's that.

I was in a group of five and each of us were one of the Alaskan Brewing Company beers.

And I have to give a big shout out to the photographer Mihael Blikshteyn who captured us in all our glory (?)

Soon to come, projects for the new apt. and pics as well . . .

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wearable Arts Sneak Peek

Here are some puzzle pieces of my kooky sketch for Wearable Arts. I'm using 90% reused materials like bubble wrap, insulationy bubble wrap stuff, white foam that wraps around paper rolls, and cardboard 12-pack beer inserts. We'll see if I can finish it in time. Everything below the neck is pretty much done- but I guess I've got a lot of work on the headpiece. I'll reveal more as the days progress, because I know you have no idea what I'm supposed to be!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Moving . . . What a Mess!

Okay, so on a wild whim Cap'n and I moved from our tiny little "suite" to a new place with a teensy bit more room. We are giving up the view of a downtown filled with busy bustling happy people for a floor to ceiling bank of windows exposing us to breathtaking Auke Bay harbor.

If you are not a Juneauite or never have been, there are no words to describe a streaming ocean sunset behind a calming harbor full of lovely boats all lined up like ducks. Somewhere in the middle there are snow-covered mountains and broad evergreens. Actually, right at this moment we live in a soothing sea of white- as the walls of our white-washed apartment blend directly into the tall windows that are filled with snowcovered boats, mountains, yards, buildings, gardens, cars, bikes, bushes, trees and people! As you may guess, I often prefer to stay inside and see it all from my new windows (as opposed to wrapping myself head to toe in knits and venturing outdoors).

But I have been enjoying a new line of neckwear and hats this winter season that have been keeping me quite cozy. I like to bundle up and bundle down until all that you see is a funny madeleine-esque silhouette and two shiny eyes peeking through.

In fact, right now I am having troubles figuring out how to hang/display/store my scarves and hats properly. Any ideas?????? I'd like them to be somewhat stored, but when I get ready I want to be able to see them all at a glance without any digging. Tell me what to do!

I think I may need to put a mirror somewhere in our split-level entrance because I often like to check my exterior outfit more than the interior. Isn't that what they say- it's what's on the outside that counts???? Oh dear, no no, that's not it.

Well, stayed tune. I promise promise promise to tell you all about wearable arts- starting with my column coming out next Wed.

Adorations- TP