Special custom order: Jack Skellington- socks, cashmere, felt #recycledcrafts

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Start by sketching

Start by sketching

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Find what you need!

Find what you need!

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Fait accompli! Socks, cashmere, felt. #recycledcrafts #nightmarebeforechristmas

Fait accompli! Socks, cashmere, felt. #recycledcrafts #nightmarebeforechristmas

 

 

 

#operationsockmonkey does craft fairs! Shop local and handmade and support @woollybananas

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I want to acknowledge the extraordinary work of Operation Sock Monkey founder and lead operative Lindsey Hodgson. Truly my HERO! Where would we all be without her incredible vision and hard work? OMG. So many of us are operatives and happy sock monkey makers/therapists thanks to HER! And despite being a busy mom and professional woman, she takes time to man craft fairs and make sock monkey kits and manage OSM to help the cause expand and keep going. We are TRULY INDEBTED to this extraordinary woman. [APPLAUSE] Photo by Keith Lynn Staff

 You can support OPERATION SOCK MONKEY online or at:
Announcing our 2nd Holiday craft sale , Strathcona Winter Craft Fair. This is the 3rd year we're participating, always a great event, stop by and stock up on crafty goods, locally made!

Announcing our 2nd Holiday craft sale , Strathcona Winter Craft Fair. This is the 3rd year we’re participating, always a great event, stop by and stock up on crafty goods, locally made!

I LOVE PREPPING PRODUCT!  So relaxing and heartwarming.  Here are some of my latest:

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And thank you to Lynn Gosnell (Auntie Lynn), Lenore Kane and friends for adding to the cornucopia!

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On behalf of Operation Sock Monkey, huge thank you to Lenore Kane, Keith Lynn Staff and friends for the sock monkey additions for this year’s craft fairs! Love from Lindsey Hodgson and Kat! PS. And THANK YOU to all our OSM Operatives like Diana Brugos and partners around the globe!

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2015 will be a very special OSM year filled with GLOBAL events, that’s for sure! Yay, sock monkeys! Keep sewing!

Latest craft: Elizabeth I Sock Monkey. Sale benefits @woollybananas handbook development.

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Now for sale on my ETSY site!

Sale benefits Operation Sock Monkey Handbook development!

“All my possessions for a moment of time.”
― Elizabeth I

Huge thank you to Lindsay Ross for donating supplies.  SO INSPIRING!

Next dress is a Frida Kahlo Tehuana Huipli and skirt:

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Presale on my ETSY site: embroidered drawing- Dead Bird Series 2 of 4- Heron

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New series: Dead Birds

Drawing 2 of 4: Heron

China marker study of dead heron (found in Stanley Park, Vancouver), color added by senior residents at Rideau Manor, Burnaby (during interactive art afternoon) then embroidered on card stock.
18×24″ on newsprint in china marker
Currently being embroidered

Free shipping in Canada and USA.

Now available for presale on my ETSY site:

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YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS SOCK MONKEY THERAPY WITH AT-RISK YOUTH and life skills entrepreneurship development.

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Presale on my ETSY site: embroidered drawing- Dead Bird Series 1 of 4

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Now available for pre-sale on ETSY:

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Original art by Katarina Thorsen
New series. Drawing 1 of 4
China marker studies of dead birds, then embroidered on card stock.
18×24″ on newsprint in china marker
Currently being embroidered

$195.00 USD

Free shipping in Canada and USA.

YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS SOCK MONKEY THERAPY WITH AT-RISK YOUTH and life skills entrepreneurship development.

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For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death…

― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience

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Dead birds are a recurring image in my graphic novel:

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