Frida Kahlo themed window display @GranvilleOptic May 3-31! Proceeds benefits life skills program development!

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Thank you Granville Optical for this wonderful opportunity!

The proceeds of any monkey sales goes toward the development of my Sock Monkey Life Skills Entrepreneurship Program Development Phase 1!

Here are a few highlights from the installation! Huge thank you to Merv Glip for collaborating- especially making all the beautiful paper roses and the paper maiché anatomical hearts! And thank you, Reid Boultbee for making all this happen!

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PROCEEDS BENEFITS

Curriculum Development Series 1:

The @BY POSTSTREET

Sock Monkey

Life Skills and Entrepreneurship Program

for youth groups, schools and community organizations

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All proceeds from purchases oat Granville Optical May 3-31, 2014 are directed towards program development.  

THANK YOU!

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Broken vintage doll Part 3: a new life.

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I found this doll at Salmagundi West in Gastown in 2011.

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My first instinct was to paint on her.  See my posts:

BROKEN VINTAGE DOLL Part 1: AS BLANK CANVAS

Broken vintage doll as blank canvas PART 2: “de ver la vida abierta”

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The quote “de ver la vida abierta” means at seeing life opened. Taken from Frida Kahlo’s Painting: The Bride Frightened at Seeing Life Opened, 1943.

The doll continues to be inspiring.  Her next transformation stage happened yesterday.  She finally got arms.

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And on Sunday I purchased a lovely vintage child’s slip in FORT LANGLEY.

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I knew who needed to wear it.

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100% of sale of Frida Kahlo #sockmonkey goes to bldg a sock monkey program with @BeautyNight!

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From my Frida Series: China Marker on Masonite Board

BREAKING NEWS!

In honor of Beauty Night, 100% of proceeds of my Frida Kahlo sock monkeys will go towards building a sock monkey program with Beauty Night participants!  Crafters will sell their creations online on my ETSY site, POST STREET.

    

 

Special custom order for new patron is “knocking my socks off”!

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I’m in the process of working on some large orders for a wonderful new patron.  The sock monkeys centre around famous artists/personalities.  Here are the sketches!  I will post finished product photos soon!

Shown below is: Amy Winehouse, Edvard Munch, William Blake, Don Quixote, Hieronymous Bosch, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, Aubrey Beardsley, Picasso, Austin Osman Spare, Robert Smith , Frida Kahlo, Francis Bacon

           

This is a great way for me to work actually.  It allows for unique one of a kind designs and a collaborative experience with the customer.

1. Customer suggests.

2. I sketch.

3. Customer agrees to design.

4. I make a  listing on ETSY.

5. Customer buys.

6. I make.

7. I ship.

To order your custom sock creation, you can contact me via my ETSY shop or at Email!

My HOT-SOX Frida Kahlo socks arrived from @socksonhaight, @sockysocksmith last week. This is MY #arttherapy!

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Frida Kahlo is my religion.

Finding Kahlo socks at Sockshop on Haight was inspiring and indeed my Frida sock monkeys have been very popular on my ETSY site!

    

A shipment arrived last week!  When I’m anxious, I pick up my craft bag, pull out a Frida sock and breathe and stitch.  Each stitch a thought.  I use sock monkey making as part of my art therapy program, and consequently, when I make sock monkeys, I heal as well!