Sunday, April 29, 2012

Monsters girls Paria and Greeley

Two new girls :) Monster Greeley has sold but you can find Monster Paria in my Etsy shop here: Junker Jane EtsyHappy Sunday all!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Studio Crescendoh,Junker Jane Workshop

Monster Rag Dolls with Junker Jane
1-Day Workshop on Saturday, July 21, 2012
in Studio CRESCENDOh
207 N. Broadway, Suite L, Santa Ana, CA 92701
"In this fun and easy class you will learn how to sew and age your own monster rag dolls using a mix of new and recycled fabrics and buttons. I encourage using second hand and vintage pieces along with new because old bits add a unique charm.
 These quirky dolls are made from free from cutting and assembly and it is in this way of sewing that each doll becomes one-of-a-kind, with a distinct personality! I will guide you through the fun step-by-step process of creating your own monster doll. From fabric combination, stuffing, "hairstyling" and aging.
 The only rule is that there are no rules! It is in the contrasts of fabrics and textures that make these monster dolls come to life! And as there are no patterns used, every doll will be one-of-kind with personalities ranging from sugar to spice!"
Catherine Zacchino, AKA, Junker Jane

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Artfest 2012

I was so very fortunate to have experienced Artfest 2012. Artfest is an art retreat organized by Teesha and Tracy Moore held at the historic Fort Worden outside Seattle. Not fortunate just to be asked to teach but to experience first hand the magic that IS ARTFEST. I can't really explain the spirit of the place enough to stress how amazing the retreat was. The spirit of it all was inspiring beyond art, what was truly inspiring was the spirit of all the people there who were so genuine and ready to share. Someone I was glad to meet there said it best when she described the Arfest experience with excitement and joy that she felt like had "Found her tribe!"

I taught two classes, a Journal Book Bag class and a Monster Rag Doll class. I am happy I got to meet the students who signed up for my classes. They were inspiring, fun and again genuine.
I forgot my camera at home so all of these are taken with the phone cam. It turned out forgetting the cam was a good thing because I wasn't obssessed with running around, hiding behind my camera losing myself in the scenery instead of interacting with all of the wonderful students and teachers. I say hide because I didn't know anyone there and a lot of the attendees have been going for years and most know each other. But like I said the spirit of it all was genuine and so everyone was welcoming and I felt comfortable instantly.

These various pics are of the students' work and my inspiration board I made to take. I pretty much just took down part of my wall in my home workroom! I wanted to give the students an idea of what kinds of things inspire me to create.

All in all I will never forget Artfest! Thank you Teesha and Tracy!