Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Mary Grayson

My latest crush: littleputbook's Studio Shot Tuesdays flickr group. I love to see everyone's creative workspaces and tools and such. My contribution today is a shot of my dressform/handbag model:

My husband and the kidlings named her "Mary Grayson" (due in large part, I think, to her gray covering). She's almost like a member of the family. I catch the kidlings hugging her all the time.

Mary is currently dressed in a kimono I got at a sale my friend, Emiko, had last week. Emiko just got back from Japan, bringing a suitcase full of lovely kimono pieces with her. This was one of the intact kimonos she had that she assumed would be taken apart and made into something else. The kimono is so beautiful, though, I can't bear to cut it up so now Mary has a new outfit.

Above Mary's head (or lack of head, I guess) is my shadow box of little things I've collected over the years. Here's a close up of some of my favorite tchotchkes:

The white buddha is a chop with my chinese name, the sandpainting is from a trip to New Mexico I took with my best pal Lori and the "bad dog" pin is a gift my husband bought from The Cambridge Artists Cooperative. I got the Terracotta Warrior on a trip to Xian and the little native american was a gift from my mom. The origins of everything else are lost in the sands of time.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic photo & lovely blog! :O)

Liz Smith said...

Love these photos and this post! I know what you mean about not wanting to cut up that kimono, it's gorgeous (my fave colors no less)! Kimono fabric is a really nice gift from your friend.

I joined the Flickr studio group, thanks for the tip, can't wait to see all the photos and add my own!

Steph said...

I love seeing your studio photos.

I've been wanting to join that group - in September, I'm sure!
(that's my new mantra - In september...in september...)

maia (glassbeach) said...

Thanks for all your compliments!

Liz and Steph-hurry and join the group, it's lots of fun! Especially if you have a new studio on an old mill that you're setting up....