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October 08, 2007
october 7, 07
October 04, 2007
dress #2, state 5 (printed september 30, 07)
I keep thinking I'm going to retire this dress next because the high bodice is a little uncomfortable, so close to my throat. But every layer of ink I put on here makes me want to see it with more, more, more.
I think this is the dress I'm going to wear to my Gramma's for Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. I've been waffling nervously on which dress to wear because my Gramma was (still is) a top-notch professional seamstress, and I don't want her to see any of my shabbier sewing attempts. But I think as long as I iron it first (something I haven't always been doing, even when the dresses come off the press hopelessly rumpled), this one will be perfect.
and a couple of details of the ink layering:
September 28, 2007
september 27, 07
September 27, 2007
dress #2, state 4 (printed september 23, 07)
September 23, 2007
september 22, 07
The obligatory pose-in-front-of-your-piece photo doubles as my daily wardrobe documentation. There are more naked pictures of me on the dress than there are on the wall behind me.
At the opening of Elementals: Wood, Metal, Stone, Paper. September 22, 07; Blue Tower Gallery, Atlanta.
September 22, 2007
dress #2, state 3 (printed sept 19, 07)
September 13, 2007
september 13 redux
At an event this evening in honour of my former professor and mentor Daniel W. Dingler, I was able to get some better pictures of today's version of dress #2. I was also able to reunite, if only for a short time, not only with some friends but with my beloved Griffin press.
(photo courtesy Peter Zimmerman).
More on the event and more photos here.
september 13, 07
I can't quite get the setup I like using other people's cameras, so even though I have access to two borrowed cameras that are both of higher quality than mine, my photos might not be as good until I get my camera fixed. I suppose I should stop worrying about it, as I'm lucky to be able to find good cameras and not miss a day of documentation.
Tonight we're going to a gallery opening/retirement party in honour of my former professor Daniel W. Dingler. I'll be wearing the same dress, only with some more appropriate leg-and-footwear. I think I'll make it a rule to keep the same garment on all day when I have an event to attend, rather than having some garments in my project be just for dressup; I think this is more in keeping with the spirit of my project, living in the prints every day. None of these clothes will be more special than any others, and they'll all get trashed in the end.
dress #2, state 2
Printed September 8, front:
August 31, 2007
august 31, 07
Made this dress this morning. Not sure yet whether I hate the high bib-front or not; I like the apron-like quality of it, but it comes awfully close to my neck.
It's made from the last bits of the same fabric from yesterday.