Saturday, December 7, 2013

holiday stocking fundraiser

every year my favorite boutique, The Grey Colt, hosts a "Handmade Stocking Party"… this year 60 beautifully crafted and creatively designed stockings were submitted. all week long they hang in the window and people purchase raffle tickets with the hopes of winning their favorite. this year the proceeds will go to Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center. these are the stockings i created….very different from each other! the first one is hand stitched on linen with tiny wooden birds attached (they were given to me for my birthday this past summer). for the second one i hand carved rubber stamps and went to town with neon paint! after the stamping i took my faithful ink pen and very freely added the line work. i love the blotches and bleeding of the ink. my nod to andy warhol! the judge this year was the amazing dinara mirtalipova! how exciting is THAT?????