Cryptids I Have Known
I had this desire to 1) work with paper mache and 2) teach my kids what paper mache was. And I had this vision of 3D Cryptid Portraits, how a frame cannot contain their effect, and the eerieness of their visages and how they would prefer to be portrayed poking out from a wall. Further, I wanted to use mostly recycled materials – the frames come from thrift shops or giveaways, the paper from advertisement flyers I can’t get them to stop sending me in the mail.
There’s something about Embroidery that has always been appealing to me. I learned to crossstitch when I was very young, but only picked up embroidering after having kids. It’s something I still pursue. All of my embroidery is by hand as sewing machines often outwit me.
Costumes & Face Painting
I have been called the Costume Macguyver for my ability to come up with a costume just given a theme. But there also have been a fair number of costumes I have made for my children because I wanted to give them something specific to play with. I also enjoy facepainting.
There was a period where I decided that I was going to make amazing cakes. So I did. And then I became pretty burnt out by it. Maybe someday soon, I will pick it back up again.
Satchels, Bags, Purses, etc
Having the right bag for the job makes a huge difference in activities you are intending to do. So sometimes, you have to make it.
I have a deep need to make some sort of impact on the environment in my art if I can. So many art supplies only contribute to trash. So, I began to work with plastic bags. There’s still a lot I want to do with this medium, but these are the works I’ve done so far.