Here’s my first piece in a series I’m working on for an upcoming show in Seattle this August, curated by the awesome Ellen Schinderman. All pieces are inspired my old film photos my sister and I took at local shows a few years back. This one is of Madd’s old band, How Cozy! back in 2010.
Installment 4 of the Tablecloth Series. 1995. For whatever reason, I was pissed off at my sister, so to cope, I drew a picture of her standing obliviously next to a monster that wanted to eat her and also had a giant yellow ding dong, and appears to be standing next to a turd. #siblingrivalry
Well. This week I’ve been a woman possessed. I kicked off the week feeling somewhat discouraged with this piece, with the notion of putting it on hiatus, only to pick it up later that same day for a final attempt that’s resulted in me leaving my apartment maybe twice in the last 5 days. I’ve fucking missed the feeling of being so sucked into a project. I kind of improvised the water as I went along, and it while it was discouraging at first, because it looked nothing like I was envisioning (I run into this problem a lot when sewing…I just don’t have the patience to draw up complete patterns), but in the end, it ended up turning out even better than my original idea. This picture really doesn’t do it justice. So now that that and the little banners of text are finished and sewn on to the bolt of blue velvet I’m using as a background base, all that’s left to do is the embellishing and mounting. Taking a little break to finally start on a new Teen Hankgst patch, but I kind of wanna start in on sewing sequins and beads and little fabric bits on to this thing. AHHHHHHHH.