Saturday, January 4, 2014

The new challenge is a shark hat.. 10 shark hats... will they be all felt, transformable...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Showcase of the Arts at Angelica Art Gallery

Phoenician Models put together this great show!

Phoenician Models has teamed up with Angelica Art Gallery for their very first Showcase of the Arts!

By: Mikel Florman Photography

Friday, June 24, 2011

VArt: Giveaway Come and play!

This is from my friend Vaida Petreikiene I have a wonderful braclet that she made me in another game. So enter to win these wonderful earings. She also has a great shop on Etsy.

VArt: Giveaway: "Today is my birthday and as birthdays can be not only for receiving gifts but for giving them as well, so... This is the time for my first giveaway in this blog! I would like to present you a simple yet elegant pair of earrings. If you like them - just do not hesitate and take a part in this game!

The rules are very simple:
- follow my blog,
- post about this giveaway (with the picture of earrings and an active link) either on your blog or on your FB,
- leave a comment here, on my blog, with a link to your post.
That's it! Nothing more to do, just those three things ;)
The giveaway will take place on the 30th of June.
Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Next... Felt United Purple Water

Red Phoenix Fire
Purple ?? Water ???
Blue Wind Air

Felt United
October 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fashion Fantastico was wonderful but the waiting is so difficult

The first. The first in the Phoenix West Valley. The first in Arizona. And the first in the Southwest region of the United States. Fashion Fantastico is proud to be the first and only wearable arts event in our little corner of the world. As a community of local artists and performers, Fashion Fantastico hopes to shine a bright light on the amazing creativity and craftsmanship that is infused within our culture. And we invite you see it all unfold on the runway.
I applied for this wearable art event, my first and I was welcomed. I sent a picture and a description of 3 designs. The show was only a month away and I had to get busy. I had one jacket I had made earlier this year.

My goal was to bring felt to the fashion world in Arizona and it is possible that it is actually happening!

Design One

Hat- silk hankies
and Corridale wool
Earings-Corridale wool
Jacket-Merino wool
Top-Corridale wool
Purse-Fin wool
Belt-Corridale wool
Skirt- Merino wool
and silk guaze
Fashion Fantastico 2011 First Place

Modeled by Lindsay Bruhn

The People's Choice Winner
photo by Paul Michael Photography
Design Two
Wind in blue
Hat-Merino wool
Jacket-Merino wool
Earings-Merino wool
and silk cocoons
Dress-Teeswater wool
and silk guaze
Necklace-Merino wool
by Cristina Pacciani
Modeled by Cheryl Thompson
Her first time modeling and she was so good! Her dad and I are very proud.
photo by Paul Michael Photography

Design Three
Earth Kachina
Hat-Fin wool
Jacket- Merino wool
Dress-Merino wool
Jewlrey-Merino wool

Modeled by Tiffany Nicole
Fashion Fantastico 2011 Third Place
photo by Paul Michael Photography

WOW is all I can say, it fit her perfectly and she is such a great model. Completely constructed with her measurments, her first fitting was at the show! WOW I am so proud and excited.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fashion Fantastico

 My sister sent me an email about this show. I sent in a couple of pictures and got back an email welcoming me into the first Fashion Fantastico Happy Felt Dance I am in!!!!

Now to get busy! Runway models! I need to channel some Elis and Cristina~~~

Event Details Are Unveiled for Fashion Fantastico, the Southwest's First
Wearable Arts Show and the West Valley's Next Premier Event

GOODYEAR (Apr 10, 2011) - Fashion Fantastico, a wearable arts event
supported by the Leadership West professional organization and the West
Valley Arts Council, has officially opened the runway with details on its
inaugural event. Centered on an upscale, ornate theme drawing from the
powerful performances of Broadway shows and the spectacle of red carpet
glamour, Fashion Fantastico will merge fashion, fine arts, performance and
more the night of Saturday, May 14th at the Estrella Vista Reception Center
in Avondale, Arizona.

More than two-dozen artists have already submitted designs and more will
likely be added before the upcoming Artists' Deadline, said Arana. Though
sponsorships are still available for this cutting-edge event, several
offered their support the moment they were introduced to the concept. These
include the fashion-forward Phoenix Forma, special event designers Themers,
the Anderson Institute of Music, Arrowhead Lexus and West Valley Magazine.
"As the big night nears, you can feel the momentum growing in every way,"
said Arana. "The artists list is growing, more sponsors are jumping at the
opportunity to take part, and people are saving the date. They're all
excited to experience something truly unique."

About Fashion Fantastico

Fashion. Art. Passion. Pageantry. Performance. This is the world of Fashion
Fantastico - the first wearable art show in the Southwestern United States.
It starts with the human body as the canvas, drawing from fashion and art to
create a new expression. Artists are asked to go deep into their imagination
to create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be
wearable, or everyday fashion. Fashion Fantastico is committed to
challenging artists of all mediums to push their imaginations to create
evocative, imaginative and thought provoking sculpture for the human body.

 For more information, visit

The feathers for the Phoenix begin

and they grow into the top of the outfit.

Looks pretty good on the dress form.

Hat with feather detail.

This is Lin and she is my Phoenix model and it all seems
to fit her pretty well. I have some room for shrinkage  in the dye pot. Once I finish the Skirt I will dye it all Red.

Lin is looking so bird like!

Now we add the earrings and a rope scarf. I think she will rock this outfit when it is done.

Monday, March 21, 2011

After a Day on Capitol Hill

This is the meeting room at one of the Senate Buildings, it's the party we invited
everyone we met with to.

Ted Johnson visits with Andy Clarke

Ted was a very good sport sharing the work with me on the visits to the hill!

The Congressional Bike Ride with Arizona Flags for Gabriel Giffords
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