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goodbyes

goodbyes

on17 March 2013 / in travel

After the Rem Koolhaus lecture Mr. Hassan drove me to the airport for a Sunday 17 March 11:45 PM flight to Denver. I arrived in The Gas Station at 6:06AM Tuesday March 19th Doha time.     Doha     Connections in London Heathrow     H. A. L. T.

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Museum of Islamic Art

Museum of Islamic Art

on9 March 2013 / in travel

A beauty of a building – however I was busy on the computer and free internet devising a plan to extract myself from reality camp.

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Intuition

Intuition

on8 March 2013 / in travel

I believe in my intuition. I follow it. It saves me time and time again. Today I was at someone’s house and snapped this pic of the pavers. Days later, in the dark of night,  I needed this pic to find where I would be living. Right time. Right place. Always.   More great sewer covers…     The Pearl […]

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These Boots – Doha

These Boots – Doha

on7 March 2013 / in boots, travel

Went walking to the sewing supply store in Doha. And then made a midnight trip to the airport to collect my lost luggage. On the return trip the driver made his own sight seeing tour. It was pretty, but strange timing to be out. I smiled and made the best of it to snap some pics of the West Bay.

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These Boots – Bahrain

These Boots – Bahrain

on6 March 2013 / in boots, travel

I wasn’t allowed to disembark in Bahrain, however I could stand inside the airplane door and breath in the fresh moist night air.  A welcome treat after being inside airplanes for 20 hours.

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Its Dangerous Business

Its Dangerous Business

on5 March 2013 / in travel

going out your front door. On my way to Doha, Qatar for Tasmeem 2013.

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loose threads

loose threads

on4 March 2013 / in fashion

Generally I am fastidious about my fabrics, but hours before leaving for Qatar is no time to be picky.  This dress must be finished despite the kitchen mess! The custom fabric is submerged into a pot of water to dissolve the stabelizer. Traces of the dissolvable mess show why I dump the waste water into my garden and not down […]

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Words to live By

Words to live By

on3 March 2013 / in motivation
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Blue bustle revisited

Blue bustle revisited

on18 February 2013 / in fashion, paper computing

After washing, sanding, coloring, re-sanding and then a final wash the blue fabric is what I had hope. Beautifully elegant and non-conductive. Proof that you can begin again!

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re-working again and again and yet again

re-working again and again and yet again

on15 February 2013 / in fashion

Today I hauled this gown out of storage to revamp the bustle. Again! I’ve worked on this piece for 6 years now. Perhaps this weekend will bring it to perfection?

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On my workbench…..

On my workbench…..

on26 January 2013 / in fashion

Today’s workbench is the cutting table full of fabrics for the next creation!   LUSCIOUS silk velvet. The hardest material to work with, but worth all of the time pinning and basting. I’ll have to wait till a moment when I can muster all the patience I have.   Heavy cream silk – perfect for beading and decorative stitches.   […]

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Silk Fringe Filters

Silk Fringe Filters

on24 January 2013 / in fashion

It all began with a scrap of silk. and then a screw driver as I plucked out the warp threads while wondering what to make of things. I finally got up to locate my favorite fringe pick and before I knew it there were layers and layers and layers of fringe! Perfect for nestling some hardware into!

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Cleaning up the studio – Old and Glowy Things

Cleaning up the studio – Old and Glowy Things

on22 January 2013 / in fashion, weaving

I wove this fabric in 2006 from flouerscent surveyors string. It takes 1 hour to twill weave 1″ of fabric and tie in the color coordinating fringe. In total the final dress required 120″ of fabric. It was well worth the time and effort as Day Glo Weave won first place in Surface Designs Fashion Competition in 2007.

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Commuting to Work

Commuting to Work

on2 October 2012 / in burning man
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Honorable Mention at Wearable Expressions

Honorable Mention at Wearable Expressions

on22 February 2008 / in fashion, textiles

  I won an honorable mention for Day Glo Weave at Palos Verde’s Wearable Expressions Competition!      

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