Monday, July 25, 2011

My beloved boobs

This is another old tumblr post that needs to be here. My boobs are still a never ending work in progress. I promise new pictures very soon <3
Ok, I'll just come out and tell you this. I'm obsessed with my boobs.
It all began about a year and a half ago when I wanted an art project that was purely just for me. At the time I was doing a lot of art junk for school and I was frustrated with the rigidity of my assignments..  Lots of boring things like still lifes and charcoal value studies. I wanted something that had no guidelines, no time limit, and no technical difficulty.
So I created my booby project.
Blue footed booby project, to be more specific.
Blue boob
Ladies and gentlemen, this is a blue footed booby. And it happens to be one of my favorite animals of all time.
I don't know what it is exactly about the boob that makes me like it so much. Is it the bright blue feet? It's crazy ritualistic mating dance? It's probably just because I can use the "boob pun joke" over and over. It never gets old for me.
Las titas!

Anyways, I used mostly scraps and even a little bit of a thermal t-shirt for the design itself. I hand sewed the pieces onto my base fabric. I just use a regular sewing needle and plain cotton thread on everything.

"My boobs" quickly turned therapeutic. Any time I feel idle or anxious I bring them along wherever I am and work on them. The repetition of the sewing motion is strangely calming.  Slowly, over the past year and a half, I have managed to outline the boobs themselves in a thick black line. I've sewn these areas so much that the needle won't penetrate anymore. The rocks,  grassy moss stuff, and backround scenerey are also all heavily sewn into. The only thing that I used the sewing machine on was the outside border.
It's amazing to me how long I have dedicated to my self to this project. It probably has to be the longest I have ever worked on a piece, and still to this day I'm working on it all the time. I'm still not finished. 


Sue said...

Thanks for the comment and follow on Twitter! Glad you said hello!

Giles said...

lol, I saw your tweet and couldn't resist checking out your blog! That's a great therapeutic project :)

Giles (Touch And Sew /