not the best photo but it's all i got
it's missing the red 57 sweatshirt, red socks and red spats, plus the white cap tied to my bike helmet.

critical mass in costume was pretty great. rode with jesse, (accidentally business casual) and andrew (accidentally a new yorker). i felt very red


i got me a seamstress

i'm pretty excited to work with her.

the way it will work is I will continue to do the applique and cutting, then pass it along to rebecca so she can serge the edges.

the fabric store was like a zoo today. and not only was it a zoo but it was a zoo full of people dressing up like things in a zoo. the poor people cutting fabric looked like they haven't seen the sun in a while. but at least they are in california, where it is still sunny, and warm as long as you stay out of the shade. I made it out of there with 3 new colors (slate magenta and orange) and some more of the same, plus enough to make a halloween costume, which i should have photos of tomorrow.

i would have worked tonight, but a bike sprint back from the store unfortunately took place, when i realized i had forgotten to turn off the stove. tuckered out, all i could do was play my ukulele and look out the window


attention seamsters

the feedback from store 1:

great colors
great patterns
need a seamster who owns a serger

If anyone reading this knows someone who is technically better at sewing than the average Joe, (and affordable to the average just-out-of-college Jane) please please send them my way!

It was also suggested that I get myself an intern. Free labor, it would feel so weird. Can anyone just get an intern? Really?

help welcome

rollin rollin rollin

I took some jerseys to Pandora's Trunk today, awaiting feedback.
Box Dog Bikes tomorrow.
Tres exciting


jester but i

1.5 hours, cutting, pinning, sewing and all.
soooo speedy!

winter jersey wannabe

accidentally sewed the collar to the sleeve and the sleeve to the neck.
i'll try not to make that mistake again

this one's made with wicking fabric too, with one back pocket
i think i'll take these recent ones to some shops tomorrow...


jersey for the boston winter

and brooke's late late birthday present

the black is lycra with wicking, so it should be warm and sweat-absorbing
the brown square is a pocket, and there's a hidden back pocket
the turtleneck zips up in back so it can cover your nose or not

i'm pretty excited about this one

happy birthday brooke

double jersey day

spent another $100 at the fabric outlet in the mission
picked up some swell new colors, and lycra with wicking!

now i just need to find a place to sell these!


more and more glass thoughts

the de la torre bros concluded, in the lecture that i missed:

"the difference between art and craft is intent."


this image, also, is an excellent approximation of where my
head is at with respect to the art of vessel-making:

simply smashing: dante marioni

context: edgerton strobe photography of a bullet shooting through a reticello acorn, made by dante marioni, the guy who was once my favorite glassblower.


more on that note

still pondering with the glass stuff, i've been in a hot shop 5 days out of the last 7,
and i'm in again tomorrow from noon till 10. not much time to think, but upon
researching a little i came across this piece, called "some assembly required" by
jon nathaniel cotterman. i am a big fan


keeping on

jerseys are getting really fun to sew. the longest part of the whole process is
laying out the little triangles and stripes and deciding what looks good (also
the funnest part).

i keep thinking about things people have told me about
sewing productivity: set up a jig to fold hems for you, don't pin things or you'll
never make any money. then i think about how nice it is to sit down and sew
one or two things. i guess i wasn't cut out for production sewing, but that's
by no means a problem.

i've been blowing a LOT of glass since i got back from boston. i've been in a
studio 4 days since monday (counting tonight that is). yesterday i went to see
a demo by the de la torre brothers at CCA. they make things like this:

yesterday they made a giant glass sugar skull that said "craft" across the
forehead, very appropriate subject matter for Cqlifornia College of the Arts,
formerly California College of Arts and Crafts.

i met one of the CCA students who had worked in a production shop for 3 years
before deciding to try art school. his work was technically spot on, there were
these swell pieces that he had spray painted a matte black that were pretty gorgeous.

he said it was pretty hard to start thinking of glass in a conceptual way after 5+
years of acquiring technical proficiency. that's what i'm grappling with now as
well, and all i can think is, why glass?