Since I started doing Sashiko mending, I’ve been obsessed with this technique, which was used for century in Japan to beautifully patach clothing. So, for my big holiday craft this year, I decided to make Sashiko ornaments! I just listed a bunch in my shop and I’m hoping to list more because the process is very addictive and satisfying. These cloth ornaments are handmade using … Continue reading New Christmas Ornaments Up in my Shop!
What would happen if we opted out of fashion? If we simply refused to buy anything new and just wore what we had in our closet even as it grew out of date? Continue reading I’m Keeping My Skinny Jeans (..and other thoughts on sustainability & fashion)
My most recent painting brought me to the brink. I reached a point where I was dumbfounded and began to seriously question myself and whether I even know how to make art. Then I came across a brilliant quote. Continue reading The Baffling Muse of Form
A couple of days ago, I got to test-run my vision for displaying my embroidery installation, “Dancing with the Devil.” I’ve been hard at work finishing a few last text-based pieces for it. I was inspired by Oxford dictionary’s announcement of the 2018 “Word of the Year,” which, unsurprisingly, and completely apropos to my project, is “toxic.” Runners up include “gaslighting,” and “techlash.” This … Continue reading Dancing with the Devil Embroidery Installation
Lately, I’m in a bit of a rut, artistically speaking. I do not have as much time to work every day. And I am bored with the results when I do sit down to work. I find myself wishing there were more colors in the spectrum, more textures and marks in nature to discover, because it seems my mind has worn out all of them. … Continue reading Dealing with Fallow Periods as an Artist (and Some New Drawings, Too)