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Workin’ the Dawson City ArtMarket

This week is going to be a busy one. I’m going to have to make a whole lot more patches, necklaces and t-shirts for next Saturday, which is the Dawson City MUSIC FEST!!!!

Why? Because having a booth at the Dawson City ArtMarket went better than I expected!  :]

HERE’S A BONUS: click the link above!! Search for a picture of my back and a flowery skirt setting up my first ever ArtMarket table! I shared it with Troy, this guy who makes SUPER-TRIPPY-SUPER-AWESOME screenprints  ⇔


What do I sell, you ask?

I am currently lacking in photographic tools, but I will try to explain;

I am the ultimate recycler.

I scour the streets for cool rocks, forgotten toys, sticks, metal bits and whatever
tickles me.
I make jewelry, magnets, hair stuff and other various bits and bobs.

I thrift like a mad woman! 

Cutting, Sewing, Ripping, Stitching. Dying. Tying. Spiking.
Until I make ugly, old or awkward clothing look WAY cooler than…
in.your.dreams, kiddo.

I AM ARISE-TO-TRASH.  I’M GOING TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT JUNK

one cool trinket at a time.

 

It’s a lifestyle I’m selling. It’s being hyper-aware of your own necessities.
I don’t even care if you buy my art. Just be inspired.

Ask yourself.
– Do you need it? Do you, really?
– Is there a better source to get it from?
– What are you supporting? Do you agree with their views?
– How can you make a difference?

 
Surprisingly, there are people of all ages who appreciate what I am trying to do.
I am so thankful for that.

Be radical. Think for yourself. Cherish the earth. Don’t take more from it than you need.

— Blood Prints —

Keith Alexander's 23- Keith Alexander.

I found Scarwars while writing an essay about Tribal Appropriation of Body Modification in the West for my Visual Cultures class.

This community focuses on uniting scarification artists throughout the Body Modification scene. Scarwars posts lots of photos on cuttings, brandings and scars done by numerous renown artist word-wide.

Kieth Alexander [’98] was one of the first people in the scene to do “Blood Prints” of clients for his portfolio.

What he did was press paper towels to the open wounds after the scar-art was finished so as to make a print from the blood that was still flowing from the newly cut wounds.

I agree with Keith that a blood print is much more personal than a photograph and think this is a beautiful way to remember the very first stages of a scar piece on the body.

I think the next time I cut myself [accidentally] I will definitely do a blood print…  I’ve made pictures with my own blood many times before… I just can’t stand wasting things!

What do you think about scarification? Does the idea of Blood Prints gross you out? Let me know below!