Monday, August 9, 2010

Another one of Miss Van's pieces

This is part of the "She Wolves" collection.

Artist Miss Van

I am in love with this artist, Miss Van, and her latest collection "Mascaras" She was featured in High Fructose magazine Vol. 15 recently. This piece "Mascaras #8 " is part of that collection.

"These works powerfully present a delicate balance between the classic and modern.
They focus on the elegance and extreme sensuality of the raw female body, the decorated animals at their side as well as the animals within them, and above all the hidden intimacy that is discretely revealed via the masks that the poupees wear." -Princesas Market

She is currently living in Barcelona, Spain.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lido Paris

My mother in Law traveled to Europe in 1954, I was looking through her very detailed scrapbook over the weekend and found this beautiful program cover for The Lido Champs - Elysees Paris. The Lido is still going strong showcasing topless show girls to this day.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Cory Allen to Represent Marilyn Artus

Meet Cory Allen. He and I have teamed up to send my message of mayhem as far as we can get away with. This is gonna be fun. To contact Cory about Marilyn:
Cory Allen

The Virgins and I are hittin' the road!

That is right, the ladies and I are flying on a big jet airplane to Seattle, Washington to cause some trouble in this fine city.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fresh Lipstick: Redressing Fashion and Feminism

Currently reading this book by Linda M Scott. It is a well researched amazing book. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn about the history of Feminism and the ladies that were a bit on the wild side that got left out of the history books.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Article in the Oklahoma Gazette

To view this article follow this link.

"Ms. Bathsheba Ira Had Held It In One Too Many Times"

The machine gun in this piece was painstakingly hand embroidered in shades of pink thread. "Ms. Bathsheba Ira" is one of 9 life size images in this series. Come see them in person at AKA Gallery 3001 Paseo this Friday, June 4th at the show opening from 6-10PM.

Artist Statement about "Our Lady of the Anti-Personnel Weapon & Her Stepford Friends" Show

The thought-provoking pieces are collages featuring, according to Artus, three key components: vintage ads, images of the Virgin Mary or a nun, and weapons. “I select ads that show some of the things that we as women were – and still are – told to buy if we want to have a good life or keep a man;” Artus says, “this bra, that book, this lingerie, that product.” On top of the ads, Artus places the images of the Virgin Mary or a nun – selected, according to Artus, for their symbolism of being the good girl or the ideal, well-behaved woman. “The expectation to be pure is part of what I’m exploring. These pieces express so many of my thoughts on religion and on the complexities of being a woman.” The weapons, ironically hand-embroidered in feminine shades of pink and yellow, are the finishing touch that Artus calls “symbols of power”.

“I find my journey through life as a woman one of my greatest curiosities;” says Artus; “in all of my work, I am trying to define what it means to be a woman or an aspect of the female persona and how our experiences are unique from men. My work is often very whimsical and disturbing at the same time.”

Monday, March 22, 2010

ArtBeat Unbirthday Party Show

This piece will be in Tulsa March 26th to celebrate ArtBeat's 1 year anniversary!

Showing at Biting the Apple 2010...

"What Did I Tell You?" Giclee Printed Canvas Collage with Embroidery.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Crazy What I Did For You"

Man, this was a ton of stitching! It took me around 3 weeks to finish this one. I find these undergarments fascinating. They were so painful to wear and yet women did it to look pretty.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School

I am also the headmistress for the OKC branch of Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School. It is a cabaret meets life drawing event. We have fabulous burlesque models, roller girls, belly dancers, etc. We have Dr. Sketchy's once a month at IAO Gallery. It is $10 to get in & you must be 21 to enter. Come check out the fun. For more information go check out the National Dr. Sketchy's site at:

Show Tickets for Biting the Apple

I designed the tickets for IAO's Erotic Art show & fetish ball this year.

Up at the Typo show right now.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Money Talks, Art Walks

This piece was created for a fund raising event at IAO Gallery. I used a machine for the embroidery instead of the usual hand stitching. The pieces had to be on paper and it is a touch on the difficult side to hand stitch to paper.

Typo Art Show

This show will run through March at okcCoCo. Go check it out.

Just a Preview

This summer at AKA Gallery in Oklahoma City, I will have my first one woman show, "Our Lady of the Anti-Personnel Weapon & her Stepford Friends" More details to come. The pink gun in this piece in hand embrodiered.