Posted February 6, 2013 04:57 pm

Diary of a wearable artist

Something strange has happened — the real deadline for having a Wearable Art project done is 5 minutes before show time, yet I am already done. I even left the article in the possession of the model so she could practice in it — and so I couldn't change my mind or add to it. 

This is my second time participating in Wearable Art as an artist, the first was two years ago with the theme "Illumination" or something. Most people used lights, I chose to be inspired by the Enlightenment. I don't know if everyone made the connection. This year the theme is "Organix" and despite the sound of it, vegetables grown without pesticides should not cloud your vision. Organic + Mechanics. That's what you're supposed to think. But the theme isn't something that's required anyway. 

I was loosely inspired by the theme again. Mechanics - machines - metal - steel wool. My model, Jess, is a brave woman and a good friend. 

Maybe I was confused by time, it happens surprisingly frequently working at a newspaper — I sometimes find my mind days or even weeks ahead of the actual date. It might also help that I have been taking Mondays off, a day when most people are working and making comments about 'the Mondays,' allowing me to be productive and work for hours at a time on the project. 

I'm really excited to see the results on stage this weekend. Saturday is sold out and Sunday is nearly there — this morning I heard there were only 40-some tickets left. 

Are you attending this weekend's Wearable Art Extravaganza? What were some of your favorites from years past?



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