10.05.2009

Dresses/ Objects Project continues...

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Hello, friends. One million thanks to those of you who left feedback on the last post. I will incorporate many of your suggestions to my new website in the coming months. And Mia Nostalgia, you won the giveaway to my Etsy shop! (Please leave your email in the comments section so we can correspond about which piece you want me to package up and send your way.)

My husband and I did a mini fashion photo shoot this weekend and I'm so excited to finally have "fashion-ish" images of The Dresses/ Objects Project. It was a good challenge to act as a director of photography and keep reviewing the images until we created what I had in mind. These photos are a jumping off point for the grant I secured from The Puffin Foundation to produce a fashion photo shoot this fall. I'll be using these images on a handful of upcoming grant applications and gallery inquiries as I finish up phase two of this three-phase project. I'll also be scheduling a photo shoot with a few *very special* Bay Area art ladies soon. Eep! This photo shoot was just my sample to prepare for the bigger shoot this fall.

I'm currently making some steady progress on this project: Writing grants, completing the photo shoot, applying to gallery calls, and securing absolutely dreamy collaborators. I've been working on this project since fall 2006 and have secured over 15 collaborators so far along the way. Phew. It's been a big, long, wonderful experience but I'm thrilled to think of rounding the other side. Plenty to do between now and then but I'm so excited about the upcoming photo shoots! I'll be sure to post updates because I have a feeling you'll be thrilled by my collaborators too. xoxo, k.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos Katrina. I can't wait to see the completed project!!

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  2. aw, thank you kevin. it's been a longtime coming so little bits of encouragement will help me to the final push.

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  3. These are lovely, Katrina...! The little peeks of patchwork quilt and words, the lace and tulle, and that adorable (crocheted?) sleeve..? This is so very inspiring and fabulous...! As always. Really, you are an incredible talent. I can't wait to see what the final project looks like.
    -maria

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  4. very exciting!! :)

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  5. so exciting to see! i love, love your new website! bravo! xo

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  6. I too can't wait to see your project in full. Best of luck with all you applications and inquiries, I'm sure all your hard work and vision will pay off.

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  7. Beautiful photos to aptly suit your equally beautiful project. Looking forward to seeing a little more.

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  8. beauitufl shoot K! and what a lot of work you're doing--you are amazing...wishing you the very good-est luck!!

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  9. way to stick with it - i love what you're doing. the dresses are dynamite, so original and imaginative - and so is the photography. can't wait to see the final outcome.

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  10. maria: you are too kind. thank you thank you and then thank you. and yes, that dress has crocheted sleeves by my dear friend marcie.

    jenifer: yay, yay!

    lisa: exciting, for certain.

    mati: ah, thank you dear mati. it was a beast for me to wrestle with while designing my website but now it's up and running. yum.

    louise: oh gosh, i hope so. thank you.

    gracia: aw, how kind. it's been 3 years but i'm rounding the final corner. hooray!

    deb: your "good-est" luck is much appreciated. indeed.

    aimee: yes, i think this has been an act of determination! i wonder if i win a prize or something at the end??? just the satisfaction of having "finished" i suppose will be the grand prize.

    friends: you make me happy as a hummingbird. thank you. xoxo,k.

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Thank you for your comments, friends. I like to think we are creating a dialogue in this space--building a virtual community.