48 hour sale! Dia de los muertos sock monkey only $45 USD plus shipping!

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Special 48 hour sale! Only $45 USD plus shipping until Aug 8 midnight ET!

TO TAKE ADVANTAGE: GO TO MY ETSY SITE!

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This sock monkey is MADE TO ORDER.

This deluxe Día de los Muertos [Day of the Dead] sock monkey is handmade/handsewn by Vancouver artist/therapeutic art facilitator Katarina Thorsen, and is part of her POST STREET sock creations!

“The visible stitch is the mark of the artist.”

This hand-sewn adorable and cuddly sock monkey is made from classic work socks and has a hand-drawn embroidered sugar skull face. The monkey wears single cloth flower headdress and skirt (each order unique). It has a hand-drawn, embroidered portrait of Frida Kahlo on the skirt. It measures about 24 inches tall.

POST STREET sock creations are individually made and hand-sewn.

Note: Frida’s face, flower, lace, skirt and skull designs will differ order to order.

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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Crafts I love to make: farm sock characters #recycledcraft

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It has been delightful helping my student Brianna on her book and video project: Crow Visits the Farm.

Here are some characters we created out of old socks and other recycled material.

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See more at: Crow Visits the Farm

We were particularly proud of the sock cow with sock udders:

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I.Cow says hello

Sock owl wisdom…

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This morning I posted a journal exercise on my art blog:

Boundaries and Owl Wisdom- come from a place of wholeness.

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Because owls and all creatures of the animal realm are pure energy, and they come from a place of wholeness. As such, they communicate in a unified voice. They speak in the language of the trees, the wind, the moon, the sky, etc.

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I was inspired to continue the journal exercise by creating a sock owl:

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BIRTHDAY CRAFT- “quite messy dark blue-green cat”! Karen MacDonald, Nameless Wonders

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I ordered the cutest little thing on ETSY and it arrived in time for my birthday!  PAINFULLY CUTE!  I’m in LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!

Now at home in North Vancouver, BC, Canada!

Karen MacDonald, Nameless Wonders

“Inspired by Japanese soft toys made from remnants of kimono fabrics, these are soft-sculptural and toy-like animals, mostly of hand-sewn fabrics, sometimes with incorporated found and recycled materials such as plastics and wires. They are sometimes part painted or covered in plaster, or contain knitted elements.  Each animal is made spontaneously, often starting with a limb or ear, and is freely cut, stitched, stuffed and added to until the form is complete. The final form is never known until the last stitch is tied off. They are based on ideas of animals and their relationship to their environment and to people – I am interested in what would happen if the animals got revenge or took on a more human role, as well as in animals in general. I am also inspired by museum collections and am currently working on recreating objects on that theme. I also make cheerful, colourful, off-the-wall animals to cover mobile phones and music players, as well as cat and rabbit brooches. Originally a ceramics maker, I was drawn to working in textiles and mixed media for the flexibility and variety of these materials and their potential to enable rapid completion of an idea, which is essential to the way I work.” (source)

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I just love this artist!!!!!!!

I JUST BOUGHT THIS PENGUIN!  BECAUSE I LOVE IT AND NEED IT!  AND DESERVE IT!

My latest sock monkey made from @Ozonesocks (model: @RebeccaRaw)

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Model: Rebecca Rawlinson

Cozy sock monkey ready for Pride from fabulous OZONE COMING AND GOING CREW SOCKS bought in October 2010 from SOCKSHOP ON HAIGHT!

 

Support the #handmade movement! Buy local #crafts this #Christmas! #Vancouver

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Hand-sewn. One-of-a-kind. (Found this little scene in the lane between 2nd and 3rd)

All POST STREET sock creations are HANDMADE- no machines.

I will be selling my sock creations and Operation Sock Monkey products at:

1. The Urban Glamour Market Holiday Edition Dec 1, 7-10 PM Terracotta- Modern Chinese Restaurant (52 Alexander Street, Gastown)

2. Nice Balls Xmas Sale Dec 17, 4-10 PM Little Mountain Gallery (26th and Main)

I will be shopping at:

1. Make It Vancouver Nov 19-21, Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver

2. Got Craft Dec 5, 10 AM- 5 PM

3. CRAFT FAIRS AROUND VANCOUVER

Post Street Medieval Sock #Crow

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The crow guides your healing journey. It gives you the courage to enter the darkness of the unknown and to let go of fear. The crow reminds you to laugh, live and love fiercely as you embrace your life’s mission.

The wings are made from embroidered, hand-painted cloth that I painted, inspired from illuminated manuscripts.

To purchase the Medieval Sock Crow go to ETSY STORE!

"Ophelia" © Katarina Thorsen