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New Bug Bandanas for Summer 2016!

You asked for it - I took a poll - it’s going to production! The Beetledana is getting a new, beautiful print on turquoise! I’m also restocking the original orange for those of you who haven’t had a chance to get one yet. But that’s not all!

PAISLEY BUGDANAS ARE BACK! This new version of the original design will now be available on three colors: classic red, royal blue, and kelly green! Rock the bug life hidden in plain sight with your favorite! They’re gonna look awesome!

Preorder your turquoise beetledana here, or grab the original orange here!

Preorder your paisley bugdanas here!

Or check out the entire selection of bandanas now in their own section of my shop! And don’t miss out on other sweet bug swag including charms, buttons, art prints, and more only at marycapaldi.storenvy.com!

Stay buggy!

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Hey everyone! I’m at Anthro New England this weekend! I happen to be seated right across from this fabulous felting duo known as @smallflock responsible for these amazing and adorable moth hairpins! The lunas are the largest, about 4-5 inches long, with many beautifully made smaller species which are all recognizable and expertly crafted. They make many other lovely things as well of all sizes and even do commission work! Please check out their wonderful art. I’m planning to get a rosy maple myself before the con is out. 😄

DIY Gucci Bow Tie Tutorial.

This knockoff Gucci Bow Tie was inspired by Gucci’s Spring 2016 show that was filled with insect embroidery. The DIY only takes about 30 minutes to make, and consists of bead embroidered, bee patch ribbons topped with a rose brooch.

Cosplay potential?

  • Lower Left Photo: Image Credit: Vogue.com
  • All Other Photos: DIY from Homemade Banana

For DIY Knockoffs of all kind go HERE.

You can find the DIY Gucci Bow Tie Tutorial from Homemade Banana here.

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Hands down, one of the absolute coolest things I have been able to do with the love and support of fellow bug fans is create Bugdanas! From the first black-on-green design back in 2014 to the latest bright orange beetle bandana, I’ve loved making these and seeing you rock them! I’ve got some new stuff in the works coming up in May and spanning through the summer. Don’t want to give away all the goodies just yet, but here’s one…

I’ve had some requests for “Moon Meditations,” a 2014 opaque watercolor and silver leaf piece, to be printed as a bandana. The silver leaf would require some specialty inks to produce a similar effect, but I think I may be able to find someone who can help me with that. So with any luck, you might be seeing a (slightly adapted version of) this…

…as a limited edition bandana. Incorporate it into an outfit, use it as a wall hanging, do whatever your buggy heart desires!

The paisley bugdanas - the blue and red prints in the last photo in the set above - are also going to be returning in a second version! Some bugs will be swapped out (you bet I’m keeping that awesome wasp centerpiece, though) and I’ll be looking at additional colors to print this baby on so you can nab whichever one fits you best.

Bugdanas are original screenprinted designs available ONLY in my shop, marycapaldi.storenvy.com, along with a bunch of other fun bug goodies, art prints, and more. Some designs are low in stock at the moment, but the open edition designs will be reprinted as demand requires when I get the new ones done in the coming weeks and months. Check it out, grab one if you haven’t already, and stay tuned!

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I’m back from my travels and have reopened my shop! New prints are ready to grab, and bandana and button stocks have been updated! To celebrate, take 10% off your order with WELCOMEBACK through Saturday, January 30th! Not only can you get totally cool art and bug goodies, you also support an independent artist and pave the way for even more rad things to be made in the future! And what could be cooler than that?

Okay, maybe a pill bug in shades. But I make the pill bugs in shades happen, so… buy art, support me drawing more pill bugs in shades. Have at ‘er, only at marycapaldi.storenvy.com!

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Thierry Mugler Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1997

I’ve seen a couple really impressive fashion shows - But this is the first one that has struck me as a rehearsed theatrical performance.