‘Les Pom Poms for Paris!’ Open Studio Sale Fundraiser and Pom-Pom making workshop!

April 12, SAT, 12-6pm
April 13, SUN, 2-6pm

At: The Silver Studio

5264 39th Ave. S. Seattle , Wa. 98118

Come in the Big Silver Doors! Please park across the street.


Join me in my studio for a sale of photographs and neck-pieces, tote bags and catalogs. And stay to make yourself a few pom-pom accessories using my stash of hundreds of skeins of yarn. For a $5, $10 or $20 donation (your choice), I will teach you to make a richly textured pom-pom wristlet or headband or neckpiece.

If you don’t want to make one, I can make you your own bespoke pom-pom!

Also there will be wine, tea and treats!

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I’m raising money to fund my recent project in Paris and a residency in Normandy. Wait…didn’t I already raise money for this? Yes! I spent this past winter teaching and fundraising, but about a week before we left my house and studio was broken into and robbed. Thankfully no one was hurt, and luckily we had insurance. But my car keys were stolen, among other things and the insurance refused to pay to have my car re-keyed. The cost was the same amount I had raised for the trip to Paris, $1200. This unexpected unfortunate event meant all my money was gone before I left, and with the $1000 deductible it has left me scrambling financially. So when times are hard, MAKE POM-POMS!

All of my works will be at studio prices, very affordable, with smaller framed works and older pieces an additional 50% off. I’ll also be having a 40% sale on all my prints available to order these two days from me in the studio and available to pick up in 2 weeks. I’ll also have some new larger unframed prints from Iceland, beautiful sewn paper photo collages and many fiber neck pieces.


If you can’t come and still want to donate to get a pom-pom, donate right here, and tell me what color pom-pom you want.

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I can ship you pom-pom for an additional $5 or you can pick it up at my studio. Don’t need a pom-pom, or print, or tote or catalog and still want to help out? I’ve had several friends offer to help out but don’t want anything; You can use this donate button as well, but just message that you don’t want a pom-pom. I would be so grateful!

Get your own Pom-Pom wrist-let!  Make your own or have me make one!

Get your own Pom-Pom wrist-let! Make your own or have me make one!

 

I had an incredible time in Paris, and was able to share my installation and performance with an entirely new European audience, including a well-attended press preview and even the mayor! I also had the chance to create a new costume in Normandy and have several photo shoots and many films to work with these coming months, as I prepare to show them at The Hudson River Museum this summer. Any amount you can contribute will help me fund this work, and important exposure for it.

Our performance and installation at Le Beffroi in Montrouge, Paris

Our performance and installation at Le Beffroi in Montrouge, Paris


The 10 day residency in Normandy also provided the time for my husband, artist Paul Margolis, to begin a new crocheted suit, and continue working on his photo project “Invincibility/Invisibility Suit”, which has traveled to Iceland, Italy and now France. You’ll be supporting both our works! Prints of the Invincibility/Invisibility Suit will be available as well.

Come find a great piece of art and have some fun hanging out in the studio with me.

I accept cash and credit card (and a check if I know you!)

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pom-pom headband, Come make your own!

pom-pom headband, Come make your own!

pom-pom necklace, Come make your own!

pom-pom necklace, Come make your own!

My pom pom bling gets props in Seattle Met blog…

I’m giddy!!  Artist/designer/Illustrator/style maven Izzie Klingels commissioned me to make her a giant pom pom neck piece and then she says “beg borrow or steal” one on Seattle Met’s blog post about Style Resolutions for 2012 from Seattle’s most innovative creative professionals!  What a treat!  Izzie makes hypnotic hyper intensive drawings like this one of a flowering skull and many more that seem to be made of candy floss or steam!  You can get prints of her work at her Etsy shop Les Yeux d’Extase.  You can get your own Giant Pom Pom bling, each one a complete individual, at my own Etsy shop!