Friday, April 30, 2010

lighting experiments

trying some different lighting situations today.
equipment: a storm darkened bedroom with curtains drawn, a vintage black and a vintage cream umbrella, an old smith victor spot/flood light. (if i remember correctly the third shot down is the one where my wig started smoking and melting from the heat of the spotlight)

Thursday, April 29, 2010


trying an old drag queen trick: white eyeliner at the base of the top lashes makes eyes look ridiculously large. products: rimmel "pure white" pencil liner, loreal "bronze star" (to bring out blue eyes) eyeshadow duo, loreal "double extend" mascara in noir. ready, set, go for rupaul's drag race!

i may be addicted to my lip plumper - too faced "lip injection", (i choose it because it has a hypodermic needle on the tube)topped with coach lip gloss in "heather". note: if you have sensitive skin be very careful to stay inside the lines with your plumper or you might get a "reverse hitler" mouth rash.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

des moines findings: 4-23 thru 4-25

"new fashion brooch" - hopefully these little tin printed bird and butterfly pins will be adorning headbands and brooches of my own design soon

inspiration = three stacks of yarn tied vintage photography magazines from the mid fifties: u.s. camera, popular photography and modern photography

these darling vintage children's patterns were 25 cents per at a garage sale - they will be a perfect mother's day gift

a page from the 1965 book lettering art in modern use by raymond a. ballinger / reinhold (student edition)

antique postcards featuring rabbits and their feet, or rabbits sans feet as the case may be...

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Re:Collective Show

The Re:Collective invites you
to see their recent work at
White Rabbit
109 South Linn Street
Iowa City
Friday, April 16th

Artists will be there from 4-6 pm

The Re:Collective

Accumulation occurs with little order. Then one day an unconscious triage occurs. The objects with rounded edges roll to the side,the ones with corners can be stacked. Primary colors are placed on the sill; darker shades end up in a drawer. Wide eyes group together and enlarge their stare. The idea behind each object shimmers when you pick it up, then disappears beneath its skin.

Objects outlive us. The Re:Collective gathers things remaindered and forlorn and arrange them in a temporary home, They are offered to you with ongoing and amused love.

For more information or to be come a (free) Re:Member, contact

(images courtesy of debra pugh)