one from last winter at Frith Street
My drowning lady when she was brand spankin’ new!
Bettie Page in Teaserama (1955)
I gave this to Melissa for Christmas. It’s based on Heather Gabel’s The Lovely Assistant. I’m kind of meh about it to be honest. I think there’s more I could have done and some things I should have reworked (ahem, that face) but I’m going to use the “I was finishing up my first term of grad school” excuse and leave it at that.
It totally blew me away when even a handful of people have liked or reblogged my Body Hair Embroideries. Quickly that number started to rise, and I was taken aback when it reached 100 notes, then 200… Now that post is 2 notes away from reaching 1000, and I can hardly believe it. Mega mega thanks to anyone that has liked and/or reblogged it.
I wanted to (belatedly) update and say that two of those embroideries did end up in the small stories exhibition in Brooklyn, NYC. These are the two pieces:
Unfortunately I was not able to make it out to see the exhibition, but the curator, Joetta Maue, took photographs of the installed work, which can be seen at her blogpost here.
The original post, with all five embroideries, can be found here.
I’ve had these blank cards for years, so I finally decided to put them to use. I embroidered holiday designs on ‘em and shipped ‘em off. I just Googled “vintage christmas embroidery pattern” so the designs came from a variety of places. The pictures are lousy, but I couldn’t be bothered to take out my nice(r) camera.