Techniques

A light, easy, fast costume wig.

This project came together quite fast - only somewhere around 3 leisurely hours - and it's made entirely from fabric remnants, chosen to approximate the color of reddish and brown hair. I made it up as I went along, so I'll do my best to describe the process! I...

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Well, I’m glad you asked!

F.A.Q. About My Artworks Because my work is a bit unusual, here are some quick answers to things you might be wondering... Where do you get your materials? Pack ratting, lucky finds on walks, anywhere I can find things other people have discarded. But I especially...

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Three-tiered cookies

I recently had a Martha Stewart moment. After making up some cookies for a bachelorette party, I realized that I didn't have an appropriate Tupperware container to hold all of them. Really, I didn't have any sort of plastic or glass container to put them in. I...

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A place for everything…

Since I've been able to clear out the garage, and have put all my "junk" into my new cabinets (thanks, mom!) I once again have the space I need to break out the stinky oil paints again. Really I am not offended by their stinky-ness, but I can't use such pungent paints...

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How to: critique artwork like a pro

Does the thought of an impending art critique bring tears to your eyes? Does it make you feel like crying in your Wheaties?--(who came up with that phrase, anyway?) For a lot of art students, it certainly does, and can be very intimidating, especially if we're not...

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Bracelet Making 101

It appears that I've caught spring fever, because I'm suddenly noticing all the pastel colors in my fabric stash. They're just begging to be made into something "Easter-y." Don't worry, I won't be crocheting any bunnies or hens with googly-eyes to fit over our plastic...

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Shibori shakedown

This past Saturday (March 3rd) in Louisville Ky was Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2007. We took some family and made it a party. Way too much to see in just one day! I'll briefly mention my favorite artist and good friend Jennifer Zingg, who creates fabulous art from...

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she wants Shibori all the time

Preparing and concocting I took my large pile of plain cotton fabric (scraps from tees and sweats, etc) and prepared them for dyeing. I cut them into manageable pieces and washed them with Synthrapol to get them ready for the colorful chemicals. After running them...

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Froggy pincushion saves the day

He does not have a name, but he is very handy. If you have a plain, store-bought pincushion that rolls around all over the place, I highly suggest that you do this to hold your pins where you want them. I've got an old ceramic frog, one of those old-timey sink sponge...

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