Friday, April 27, 2012

A new creative challenge

I was recently contacted by a gal named Teri who asked me to participate in a special crafty event.  Teri and I crossed paths once through a local art meeting and I am so grateful for this chance meeting. 

The challenge is to decorate a paper mache dress form using 80% reused, recycled, re purposed or reclaimed materials.  We cannot spend more than $20 on additional supplies.  If my piece is selected, it will travel to at least 12 trade shows through out the United States through the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo.  The project is called Runway "Re-View."

When I was first approached about the project I really resisted as fabric is just not my thing.  I hope to really use a lot of different materials in interesting ways to dress my form.  I do have to say the scale is much larger than I had anticipated, so that will also be a challenge for me.  I wonder what all those quilters and seamstresses will think of my crazy mixed media antics!

Stay tuned to see how my little project unfolds.




  1. I am excited to see what you do!

  2. What an exciting challenge, Rhea! Can't wait to see your creation...I just know you'll blow the others out of the water! :-)

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this.

  4. I love this part of the process, when you have that unadorned item sitting there waiting for an idea to spring. Cannot wait to see what you create, Rhea!

  5. Rhea -- I'll be watching with anticipation...I love the dress forms! They fascinate me! Can't wait to see your take on it.

  6. Ohhhh, this sounds like fun. I can't wait to see what you come up with! I'm sure it will be amazing. :)


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