in her element. /
in her awestruck wonder. /
encapsulated by love. /
you can hear the thunder /
of her beating heart /
racing with excitation /
atoms and molecules collide /
while she watches this beautiful creation. /
Jan 9 creation: an apron for when you need deep pockets fast. I quickly sewed this together as part of a costume for the play, Eraser.
Jan 8 creation: Costume Design. I have the pleasure of working with new and old friends on 2 original plays. Here is a sneak peek at the costumes for one of the plays. We have a Drake fanatic, 2 reporters, and a janitor who is in her PJ's.
Jan 7 creation: movement/dance & smiles. Today has been filled with warmth and appreciating all the art around me with wonderful people. It started with meeting a new friend at my favorite local coffee shop. Then the day continued with exploring Jennifer Steinkamp's gorgeous installation, Madame Curie, at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. After, I wandered throughout Seaport Village with my good friend, Neda. There, we found a beer garden and danced with the live performers. Finally, I ended the night at Modern Times to to do some beer tasting and to catch up with some other friends.
This week has been quite stressful, so taking a day to relax, enjoy art, and be with good company was exactly what I needed. I highly recommend taking some time to breathe and look at the world through a less cluttered mindset; it's beyond refreshing.
Jan 6 creation: patchwork on pants - part 2. My friend's pants have clearly been through a lot, but it has been a fun challenge to figure out how to patch them up. I enjoyed arranging and hand stitching the fabrics together while watching chick flicks. My favorite part of these pants is definitely the pocket.
Jan 4 creation: a poem. Feeling stuck or cornered is sometimes inevitable, but looking forward brings hope. You are capable of overcoming challenges and hardships. Keep moving forward, even if it's just a tiny step in the right direction.
Jan 3 creation: patchwork on pants - part 1. My coworker who works in the creative design department told me about the ongoing fashion trend of patchwork and its origins. Super interesting, in my opinion. Being a frugal twenty-something, I wanted to give it a try. These slacks were torn at the knee and developed a hole where the right pocket is. With the same scrap material from yesterday and another kind of fabric, I began hand stitching.
Jan. 2 creation: a pillow made from scrap material. I didn't want all this material to go to waste after a film project that I worked on was over, so I kept it with the intention of making something. Tonight, I made something.
Why a pillow? Well, I haven't sewn in a long while, so I wanted to start off with something easy. I also wanted to make something functional. The bright gold color is very inviting and the fabric has a fun texture. This material was used for the curtains on set, but I always thought it would make for a good decorative cushion on a couch too. The striped material was used for the walls on set, but here, it's just an accent to the pillow. With all the textures and colors already on the pillow, I knew that the stitching couldn't just be a simple stitch. So, I opted for a bold zigzag in a maroon thread. This pillow is not perfect, but it has a humble story.
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