mixed media cards // una carta para ti

I’ve really enjoyed making this series of cards using odd scraps of fabric, paper, and trims. Note on the one below how I used the back side of an envelope window to enclose the silver stars. I love the way

mixed media cards // una carta para ti

I’ve really enjoyed making this series of cards using odd scraps of fabric, paper, and trims. Note on the one below how I used the back side of an envelope window to enclose the silver stars. I love the way

I made my first quilt! (one of the beauties of aging…. you end up doing things you never thought you would!) Our Upcycling Meet-up group collects jeans so I had a great source to scavenge different shades of blue. I

I made my first quilt! (one of the beauties of aging…. you end up doing things you never thought you would!) Our Upcycling Meet-up group collects jeans so I had a great source to scavenge different shades of blue. I

Finders Keepers, A Big Top Tale

Circus Kids 4 Performance, now in its fourth year, is one of  the Oakland Kinetic Arts Center’s signature Youth Circus Training programs. The troupe features 15 performers between the ages of 9-14yrs old. FINDERS KEEPERS  features acts developed over several

Finders Keepers, A Big Top Tale

Circus Kids 4 Performance, now in its fourth year, is one of  the Oakland Kinetic Arts Center’s signature Youth Circus Training programs. The troupe features 15 performers between the ages of 9-14yrs old. FINDERS KEEPERS  features acts developed over several

Teaching sewing / Classes de costura

For almost a year now I have been teaching regularly at The Sewing Room, here in Alameda California. Here are a few of the lovely people and sewing success projects I have witnessed come to life. Thanks!     Llevo

Teaching sewing / Classes de costura

For almost a year now I have been teaching regularly at The Sewing Room, here in Alameda California. Here are a few of the lovely people and sewing success projects I have witnessed come to life. Thanks!     Llevo

Cushions / Cojines

In the spirit of up-cycling I cut up some denim circles and “polka dotted” some soft fabrics to sew together these cosy cushions. // En un humor de reciclaje festivo he cortado unos vaqueros para crear esos círculos y salpicarlos

Cushions / Cojines

In the spirit of up-cycling I cut up some denim circles and “polka dotted” some soft fabrics to sew together these cosy cushions. // En un humor de reciclaje festivo he cortado unos vaqueros para crear esos círculos y salpicarlos

Belts/Cinturones con bolsillo

Belts with outside pockets and hidden zipper pocket_ Cinturones con bolsillo con cremallera escondida_ some details:                                         

Belts/Cinturones con bolsillo

Belts with outside pockets and hidden zipper pocket_ Cinturones con bolsillo con cremallera escondida_ some details:                                         

Don Quixote

I am very proud and exited to share with you the latest production I have been working on. (many many costumes, many up-cycled items, exploding creative juices, and lots of elbow grease.) I decided to take the time to put together

Don Quixote

I am very proud and exited to share with you the latest production I have been working on. (many many costumes, many up-cycled items, exploding creative juices, and lots of elbow grease.) I decided to take the time to put together

Spazio sacro collages

Here is more of my work with the arty music label Time Released Sound. This is the big picture with 34 of the 75 hand made collages: Entitled “Spazio Sacro”, from Italian soundscape artist Giulio Aldinucci, it is an absorbing

Spazio sacro collages

Here is more of my work with the arty music label Time Released Sound. This is the big picture with 34 of the 75 hand made collages: Entitled “Spazio Sacro”, from Italian soundscape artist Giulio Aldinucci, it is an absorbing

Upcycled chairs// sillas renovadas

Cleaning, sanding, and finding the right fabric for each shape chair.  // Limpiando, lijando, y encontrando la tela adecuada para cada silla. Above a simple yet modern upholstery fabric and below dynamic african fabric. // Arriba una tela gruesa y sencilla,

Upcycled chairs// sillas renovadas

Cleaning, sanding, and finding the right fabric for each shape chair.  // Limpiando, lijando, y encontrando la tela adecuada para cada silla. Above a simple yet modern upholstery fabric and below dynamic african fabric. // Arriba una tela gruesa y sencilla,

Shoe couple

soft sculpture_ 2012_ I like the mix of the materials, hard and soft, and the way a couple (a human couple) is often such an unlikely couple, a mix of opposites. // //Me gusta mezclar materiales, aqui duros y blandos,

Shoe couple

soft sculpture_ 2012_ I like the mix of the materials, hard and soft, and the way a couple (a human couple) is often such an unlikely couple, a mix of opposites. // //Me gusta mezclar materiales, aqui duros y blandos,

Necklaces

This new serie of necklaces mixes the handmade quality of the crochet with industrial and found objects, so each design is unique though I may repeat some of the shapes. The metal piece is from a vegetable steamer! I am

Necklaces

This new serie of necklaces mixes the handmade quality of the crochet with industrial and found objects, so each design is unique though I may repeat some of the shapes. The metal piece is from a vegetable steamer! I am

Skirt-pants

Each pair is unique. Or zipper or stretch fabric waist, but each has a different choice of fabrics. Transformable. Unisex. Cada uno es unico, nunca se repiten la telas. Cintura con cremallera o tela elastica. Transformable. Unisex.         

Skirt-pants

Each pair is unique. Or zipper or stretch fabric waist, but each has a different choice of fabrics. Transformable. Unisex. Cada uno es unico, nunca se repiten la telas. Cintura con cremallera o tela elastica. Transformable. Unisex.         

skinetic zone

Skinetic Zone NOV 14 / 15 / 16 2014 at Kunstoff One Grove Street, San Francisco Presented by Footloose / Theatecture / Central Market NOW Walk/turn/walk/turn through real-time digital art, kinetic living sculptures, dance/theater and visual narratives inspired by graphic novels

skinetic zone

Skinetic Zone NOV 14 / 15 / 16 2014 at Kunstoff One Grove Street, San Francisco Presented by Footloose / Theatecture / Central Market NOW Walk/turn/walk/turn through real-time digital art, kinetic living sculptures, dance/theater and visual narratives inspired by graphic novels

fall 2014 Sew-it Workshops…. the details

Autobody Fine Art Gallery  1517 Park St. Alameda                         DOWNLOAD THIS INFO Objectives Developing creativity into a finished object Build creative skills useful in other aspects of your life. Making

fall 2014 Sew-it Workshops…. the details

Autobody Fine Art Gallery  1517 Park St. Alameda                         DOWNLOAD THIS INFO Objectives Developing creativity into a finished object Build creative skills useful in other aspects of your life. Making

Collage Tablecloths

My latest mashups have been these old tablecloths that had stains on them … Lo ultimo del reciclaje creativo han sido unos manteles que tenían manchas … This first one has pieces of african fabric and sheer ribbon // este

Collage Tablecloths

My latest mashups have been these old tablecloths that had stains on them … Lo ultimo del reciclaje creativo han sido unos manteles que tenían manchas … This first one has pieces of african fabric and sheer ribbon // este

TODO ARTE ES FALSO HASTA QUE SE DEMUESTRE LO CONTRARIO

(ALL ART IS FALSE UNTIL PROVEN TRUE) july 1st to end september 2014 at Estudio 22 in Logrono, Spain. Collective exhibit with Gustave Louise Courbet, Javier de las Flores, Barbaro Mahony, Akiko Maruyama, Tanita O’Clock, Eduardo Torres, Pablo Zimmerman, organized by Rosendo

TODO ARTE ES FALSO HASTA QUE SE DEMUESTRE LO CONTRARIO

(ALL ART IS FALSE UNTIL PROVEN TRUE) july 1st to end september 2014 at Estudio 22 in Logrono, Spain. Collective exhibit with Gustave Louise Courbet, Javier de las Flores, Barbaro Mahony, Akiko Maruyama, Tanita O’Clock, Eduardo Torres, Pablo Zimmerman, organized by Rosendo

lace and leaves

Color Photograph 2005

lace and leaves

Color Photograph 2005

rocking chair

experimenting… fixing things… learning skills…  experimentando… reparando cosas… aprendiendo…   before and… after

rocking chair

experimenting… fixing things… learning skills…  experimentando… reparando cosas… aprendiendo…   before and… after

Time Released Sound

These days my hands are collaborating with this uber arty limited edition music label specialing in over the top packaging for electronic/ambient/neo classical and experimental music. Estos días estoy colaborando con esta discográfica que hace ediciones limitadas a base de collage

Time Released Sound

These days my hands are collaborating with this uber arty limited edition music label specialing in over the top packaging for electronic/ambient/neo classical and experimental music. Estos días estoy colaborando con esta discográfica que hace ediciones limitadas a base de collage

Small backpacks/ Mochilas

  Old bicycle inertubes are used as straps_   Las asas de los bolsos aprovechan viejos tubos de aire de bicycletas_     and the zipper is tucked in the side_ la cremallera esta disimulada en el lateral_ … and

Small backpacks/ Mochilas

  Old bicycle inertubes are used as straps_   Las asas de los bolsos aprovechan viejos tubos de aire de bicycletas_     and the zipper is tucked in the side_ la cremallera esta disimulada en el lateral_ … and

Patchwork_ modern creative festival

Cut And Paste_ clothes, hats and bags one of my patterns available in these new reversible fabric combinations:    

Patchwork_ modern creative festival

Cut And Paste_ clothes, hats and bags one of my patterns available in these new reversible fabric combinations:    

Object

character/object_ 2010-2012_

Object

character/object_ 2010-2012_

New hats/ nuevos gorros

preparing winter in Oakland CA, or wherever_ preparando el invierno aqui, o en cualquier parte.   Each model unique combination colors_ cada gorro con su propia combination de telas. All reversible_ todos reversibles.

New hats/ nuevos gorros

preparing winter in Oakland CA, or wherever_ preparando el invierno aqui, o en cualquier parte.   Each model unique combination colors_ cada gorro con su propia combination de telas. All reversible_ todos reversibles.

Dragon

Ramona the dragon, made a few years ago for Fantoches Baj Note how I also dressed the head pasting strips of fabric over the mold.

Dragon

Ramona the dragon, made a few years ago for Fantoches Baj Note how I also dressed the head pasting strips of fabric over the mold.

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

Centro Cultural Marcos Valcárcel_ Ourense, Spain 12 july_18 august 2013 (Objetos en el espejo están más cerca de lo que parece) Pensada en un principio como un “gabinete de curiosidades”, una manera de enseñar mi trabajo en relación con sus

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

Centro Cultural Marcos Valcárcel_ Ourense, Spain 12 july_18 august 2013 (Objetos en el espejo están más cerca de lo que parece) Pensada en un principio como un “gabinete de curiosidades”, una manera de enseñar mi trabajo en relación con sus

Gabinete dun afeccionado

Museo Municipal de Ourense_10 july- september 2013O gabinete dun afeccionado es un proyecto que toma como punto de partida el libro del mismo nombre del escritor francés Georges Perec, que trata la descripción de un cuadro desde un punto de

Gabinete dun afeccionado

Museo Municipal de Ourense_10 july- september 2013O gabinete dun afeccionado es un proyecto que toma como punto de partida el libro del mismo nombre del escritor francés Georges Perec, que trata la descripción de un cuadro desde un punto de

Migration

Soon to be exhibited in upcoming show Ourense Spain. Migration series_ fotography_2013

Migration

Soon to be exhibited in upcoming show Ourense Spain. Migration series_ fotography_2013