The bottom line best part of all this talent is that she simply does it for herself and doesn't see that it's anything special, really. It's clearly a drive-- and the gift part is lost upon her since she feels it's only natural. I am forever amazed by it (and will even admit to sometimes being frustrated by the mess of it all!). Also, while I wish I had access to her current sketchbook, I simply don't at the moment!
Anyhow, Welcome to our world...
|Lost * charcoal, 26.4" x 40" * final project for Gage Academy Intensive Drawing 2011 Summer course taught by Ryan Finnerty & Spyder Peterka. Find Ryan on this post I wrote.|
|Molasses Cupcakes w/ lavender frosting.|
|A few years ago, she'd frequently whip herself up her own bento box lunch .|
|Self Portrait in 2009- scanned in b&w|
|Halloween Costume 2009, skirt sewn solely by her-- blouse and corset with the help of grandma. These days, she is sewing up costumes all on her own.|
|2011, sewn for Sakura Con. This is Miku from Moonlit Bear. The detailed needlepoint|
on the apron is shown below:
|A birds nest hairpin and two rings.|
|How to properly wrap a friend's present: |
newspaper comics made into flowers;
use a little wire, and create a bird name tag.
|Sound & Vision * needlepoint * 2010 Assemble Gallery & Studio |
entry for their 'Not For All The Tea In China'
themed contest (the #2 is the tag number is all).
|Painting from a live model at the Gage 2010|
|Another live model at the Gage.|
|Woodblock print made at Angielena Chamberlain's|
Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center 2009
|Real life photo on the left, 4 ft tall spray paint art on the right.|
|Self portrait print carved from looking at a baby photo|
|An old favorite of mine...|
|Sketchbook (an old one, from an anime I think).|
|Testostrotoes sketch 2011|
(specializing in Male Pointe Shoes)
|OK, multiple pages of the sketchbook during this period. It's a miracle the painted pages didn't stick together.|
|Live model 2011|
|Live model sketch night, Gage Teen Art Studio|
|Puppets made (at home) with a copper wire armature, and a |
polymer clay overlay (Summer 2011). the cotton ball midriff
is there to give them shape for the clothing.
|Hand sewn clothes for the puppets.|
|More of her cast. She had planned a stop-motion film, yet that's on hold.|
|She even whittled a few wands this past Spring. This one is Driftwood |
with a heart of gold (maybe).