I made it through a very busy Thanksgiving week and I’m back at work. The first of a few Tattooed Ladies-
She is made from the Day of the Dead Nativity fabric.
She is a curvy dancing lady with so many bows!
You can’t really see but there is another bow (black) on the back.
And here is all three ladies-
Now it is time for more dyeing and sewing before I get to make anymore tattooed people. Next week the forecast is for cooler weather so that sounds like a good time to pull out the dye pots. In the meantime, lots of other projects to work on.
I tend to gravitate toward the same colors when I work on these tattooed people- almost always some red, and then black and blue. Sometimes I feel the need to force myself to do something different- so, orange and brown! Aren’t her star and moon pants amazing?!
Doves on her breast and geese on her arm.
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.
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!
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!
This is the last piece I finished for a project I’ve been working on- a group photo which I will post tomorrow.
She has a funny, kind of smirky smile.
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.
She has another animal on her arm but I’ve never been able to figure out exactly what animal it is- a badger maybe?
I will be putting all available pieces into my etsy shop this afternoon.
I will update this when they are live. (now)