Monday, February 22, 2010


completion phase!  Here we see the final of the winter dress commissioned by dear Kristan Vaughn!  Kristan, this is a message to you that I'm taking your dress (hostage? no, keeping it.) with no intention of holding up my end of the commission deal...  I'm too in love with this piece to pass it on to you.  As a matter of fact, this may be the most satisfied I've ever felt with a finished couture piece!  Sorry sister....

OK, ok, not really...  I'll be the honest lady that I want to be and sell you this dress as promised.  I'm so lucky to be able to to wear it and photograph it and ...use the pattern to make my very own winter dress!  Only a few changes along the way and really, no notable hang ups after making the mock up jacket (see left).  But seriously, in terms of garment design (draped pattern based on the above drawing and Kristan's measurements) and construction, this is quite a success! 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

moving this week

Packing up the apartment and moving a few neighborhoods East, we're shifting home again...  Here are a few photographs of notable moments in the apartment where we lived this year.  Ciao 1302 Columbine.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

M I L K on tour

This Friday and Saturday, M I L K takes a trip over to 425 Lincoln Ave. Denver, to show as part of the event Pathways: To The SourceWith the focus to initiate a dialog about the critical issues facing our society, and how we, as artists, can facilitate change. Art, Music, and People : thematically linked by our need to constructively and creatively recognize and care for our natural resources and fragile ecosystems.  M I L K uses recycled materials and represents a simple but powerful way that re-used material can transform into art media.

The weekend begins with an opening event in the Gallery (upstairs) on Friday from 6pm to 12am with DJs and a bar.  (M I L K's two parts are situated one behind the DJs' rig and one behind the bar, facing each other across the gallery's width.) On Saturday, the gallery is open from noon until 8pm.  From 10pm to 4am on Saturday(Sunday), the Party starts downstairs with live art, live dancing and live music (meanwhile, visitors can take a private tour of the gallery).