Oh. Oh. It's just so hard to know where to start. As an elementary school English teacher employed by a dispatch company in Japan, March always involves a dip in work and pay for me. This year has been a whole 'nother experience. My contract year and the days I had to show up to … Continue reading Sally and the bumpy ride.
If I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. I’ve got object permanence. I’m a big girl. But when it comes to stored items my working memory is faulty. If I haven’t drilled the idea that this object always goes there (an opaque location I can’t see it into) for a good duration of time then … Continue reading Paint organizing.
I was resistant to getting an airbrush because I had an attitude about airbrushes. That attitude comes from my “foundation year”(fancy term for freshman year) at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and the general disregard held for airbrushes there. Not that some students didn’t have them and use them. This was never more … Continue reading Airbrush resistance: Art School
Greetings from Japan. In case you're confused, the left is mini-me (in a mask I just made her so she doesn't worry) and the right is me-me at work on the last day Japanese students attended all classes. I'm not overly worried about coronavirus/covid-19. I wash my hands, have my hand sanitizer, stopped biting my … Continue reading Now even my doll has a mask.
By the time the night before the studio anniversary show rolled around I felt like I'd been altering costumes forever, before even tackling my own.It wasn't forever but I had altered three costumes for my dance partner and had a student who'd bought her first ever costume. It was new to her but previously owned … Continue reading Let’s hear it for good workmanship!
It was on Bubbles that my series languished. I'd chosen one of the two Auroa dolls I have. It's not a face sculpt I much like. The eyes feel too large and wide apart but I thought it might work for Bubbles. Alas, her hair parted on the side and I found no way that … Continue reading Unsticking Bubbles.
I know I will need to create some structure for a year of art...because making (or writing about) creating/changing physical art objects everyday isn't do-able. I'll burn out. I do consistently create (dolls, clothing, useful objects, decorative objects) every week...it's just somewhat haphazard. The mood and inspiration strikes often but how much am I feeding … Continue reading Parameters
Setbacks and stashes. What kind of person am I? After getting some disappointing but not unexpected results in my life, I take stock of what I have,l and then take two Ambien (the full dose) so I won’t stay awake with worry I can do nothing with. And the following day, as I head home … Continue reading Maybe we go deeper.
More than a year ago, my friend Ebony sent me a LINE message from a Hobby-Off. It included a picture of a baggie doll. It was a "Alfred" TaeYang. TaeYang is Pullip's boyfriend...her second boyfriend actually because Namu was her first and wasn't popular. Namu is no more. Goodnight Namu. Of course, the TaeYang Ebony … Continue reading This doll will have everything
In late 2018 I picked up a damaged Pullip ...as I do. Her eye-mech was destroyed, she had no wink bars, and she had half of her original face paint. I detailed the damage and fixing up here. Then she sat in a box until last December. Inspired by Instagram makeup, I decided to go … Continue reading Flower Girl.