Unconventional Media

Plastic Soup, Anyone?

Mmmm! I'll have mine with a side of packing peanuts. Plastic and I sorta have this love/hate relationship going on. (It's presence has saved human lives through technology and medicine, yet it's sheer abundance has created a deadly "plastic soup" in the Pacific Ocean....

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Shiny Happy Bags

These two were a lot of fun! If they could hold hands and dance in a circle, they would definitely do so. I found a black plastic garbage bag in the unsurmountable "jungle of art supplies" in my garage, and knew that it would be perfect for a more crisp, formal look...

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Upholstery Bliss

Well, this is my idea of bliss, anyway. And as they say, "It's an Oldie but a Goodie!" (Just who are "they", anyway?) Also, it's a Two-Fer-One deal! The dress is made from the fabric of an old recliner, including some of the covered buttons. The dressform is made of...

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Diaphanous Dryer Sheets

How timely is this entry!? This particular ArtDress (I think that's an official term now?) is made from used dryer sheets...or fabric softener sheets, or anti-static thingys, or whatever term you use. We all pretty much know what they are, but now they are a gown!...

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Pistachio Shell Halter Top

I've finally got an awesome photo of this artwork! Working on this piece was so tedious that I had a hard time finishing it. (Eating the pistachios wasn't difficult though...I find them quite addictive sometimes.) I drilled tiny holes in the ends of the shells with my...

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Electrical Necklace

If you were to hear the phrase "knitted jewelry," this probably isn't the first thing that you'd think of...and I suppose that's the charm of it! The black cord is for an amplifier (with connectors at each end) and the clear/tan cord is an old-school telephone wire...

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One man’s hair…

...is another man's watchband. I know a few people who are big into genealogy and lineage research, and I always think of them when I think about Victorian hair art. The subject fascinates and baffles me. It makes me wanna give it a try. It kinda grosses me out a...

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The elephant in my teapot

Migdalia's Grand Opening Paris, Kentucky: self-proclaimed home of "horses, history & hospitality." This weekend, my husband and I attended the opening celebration for Migdalia's Restaurant, where we brought a few works of my art for their gallery exhibit. I was...

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Birth of a plastic ball gown

They don't say "the clothes make the man" for nothin'. What we wear speaks volumes about our class, occupation, status, who we are, or more accurately, what we want people to think we are. The long-term changes that have occurred in the standards of popular fashion...

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How many yards of tape are in a woven sun hat?

The midnight magic monkeys were at work last night--and they brought me this! My beautiful hat is finished! Yessiree, this was definitely not a one-day project, but it was worth the wait. Out of curiosity, I kept track of how many yards of "twine" I made and used in...

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