Start with the idea, sketch, muse.
Pull out the old doll. If she needs some TLC, so much the better.
Plan the outfit…
Next up- prepping the doll… Stay tuned!
Thank you Granville Optical for this wonderful opportunity!
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!
for youth groups, schools and community organizations
All proceeds from purchases oat Granville Optical May 3-31, 2014 are directed towards program development.
I found this doll at Salmagundi West in Gastown in 2011.
My first instinct was to paint on her. See my posts:
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.
And on Sunday I purchased a lovely vintage child’s slip in FORT LANGLEY.
I knew who needed to wear it.
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.
Frida Kahlo is my religion.
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!
This sock monkey is an ode to my favorite artist- Frida Kahlo. Made from “Hot Sox” Frida Socks recently bought in San Francisco at SOCKSHOP ON HAIGHT, this sock monkey exudes the mystery and strength that is called Kahloism.