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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Onward.

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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tattooed lady 1

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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one more tattooed lady

My big show is over but I never finished posting all the dolls!

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The show was fantastic- I finished up last night feeling excited and energized and it’s been a long while since that has been the case. Hurray! Also, the tattooed people did not sell so I have lots available if you are interested in getting one. I will be posting them on to etsy as soon as I can but I have such a backlog of work in all the rest of my life (hello laundry!) that it might be a few days. I thought I’d try something different. I am going to post groups to Instagram and people can message me through the various sites (instagram, facebook, twitter) or email me – mimik@pobox.com. It’ll be an experiment.