Sunday, April 14, 2013

Here is the front of my Discarded to Divine Entry.  I started with the jacket and used a cream fleece top and a pair of cream pants to add the circles and continued the embellishment with button shell buttons and DMC embroidery thread.  
 The design wraps around the back. I made the outline embroidery directional so it seems that the circles are swimming in a circle around the garment. How long did it take?  Hours and hours.  It will be auctioned off this Tuesday.  

Monday, April 8, 2013

My garment is on display this Friday April 12th at the deYoung Museum, San Francisco!!

There is a free preview of "Discarded to Divine" entries for three hours on Friday April 12, 5:30pm - 8:30pm.

People make entries by recycling existing used clothing and household goods to create "upcycled" clothing, jewelry, hats, pillows, etc.  The level of creativity is AMAZING!  

I've attended the deYoung exhibit for the last 4 years or so and I am always impressed and amazed by what people have created.  You can go on the website and see entries for previous years.

Discarded to Divine is a fundraiser for Saint Vincent De Paul.

 I've been wanting to enter and this year I did! I created a one garment from three.  My foundation was a black blazer and I used parts of a cream colored jacket and cream pants to embellish the jacket.  My garment will on display

If you are in the Bay Area please come join us. Parking is a bit tough so come early.  Pay parking is underneath the museum.

 There is another event:
A $75 a ticket auction the following Tuesday - details on the website. I will be there too.

Pictures will follow after the event.