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I love the proportions of this mer-fellow-

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Palm tree arms-

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And here are the 2 mermen, next to each other. Every time I dye fabrics, the skin tones come out differently and here it is really, really obvious!

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time for another *trigger* warning

Politics again. Well, we won on the health care for now but yikes, so many other things. It is easy to get disheartened. 3-29-protest - 1 (1)

I made the WTF fellow and photographed him at the beginning of the month. Then I decided I should make an entire rally! It’s been an interesting experience. I’ve written about how uninspired and creatively dead I’d been feeling since November, but once I started thinking about this project, I was on a roll! I got excited about making a range of people- race, gender, species(mermen, greenmen!) and I found my focus.

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The most difficult part was coming up with my protest signs. I was limited to 12, small signs so not too many words, I wanted to stay mostly positive, SO many issues to choose from… in the end I figured don’t overthink and just get the photos taken!

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I am inspired by both Salley Mavor and Mary Engelbreit speaking out about what’s been happening in our country. It is not the time to be silent. I never would have guessed that those 2 would be my most politically vocal social media friends.

And here they all are!

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Lady #3

This is the last piece I finished for a project I’ve been working on- a group photo which I will post tomorrow.

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She has a funny, kind of smirky smile.

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I considered redoing it but then decided I liked it and it gave her some feisty personality.

She has a dog covering her entire chest.

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She has another animal on her arm but I’ve never been able to figure out exactly what animal it is- a badger maybe?

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I will be putting all available pieces into my etsy shop this afternoon. I will update this when they are live. (now)


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This is the first time I’ve made a dark-skin tattooed lady. Getting things dyed to colors that work for skin tones is a real challenge.

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I embroidered her hair design.

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This outdoor photo shows the color in her pants the best. Pretty fancy!

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Green Man

I’m making a range of fellows for a project I have in mind- so now, a green man.

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March is giving us a rough time here in Boston. After a number of single degree nights, the poor crocus that bloomed at the end of February are now mushy blobs of color, peeking through the snow. Tomorrow we are suppose to have a blizzard so no more pics for a few days. That’s winter in New England.