4.01.2009

Wishcasting: Famous Graves + Studio News!

***Hello, My Pretties!***
Though we've been pelted with snow and rain the past few days, spring is on the way! I can feel the movement--can you? All this mud makes a perfect place to plant wishes! This week our Wishtress Jamie asks, "What do you wish to trust in?"

***I wish to trust in me--

To be confident in my abilities.
I wish to trust in my voice--
to mean what I say and say what I mean.
I wish to trust my intution--

To relax and listen because my guts know where to go.

What do You wish for?

Life has been happening here at a breakneck pace--so many exciting developments, so little time! Here's a quick peek at what's been shakin' in Apartment Number 5!:

Firstly, I've been asked to lead the organization for a major kick off gala for the Women's Artist Resource Network (W.A.R.N.) here in Milwaukee. I've been buzzing from meeting to meeting, typing minutes, meeting with awesome professional artists of all kinds, visiting studios, creating contact lists and researching decor, floral and video possibilities. This event is PACKED to the gills: three levels of film, red carpet, swag bags, fashion shows, gallery spaces, live music, signiture cocktails, vallet parking and of course, totally Amazing women from floor to ceiling! I can't wait!

I've also been helping my wunderkind mother put together a porfolio that is as rad as she is! We spent all day saturday doing a photoshoot of her incredible costume work. (Here's a pic of her wearing one of her insane vampire creations.) Skallywag Fashions--skandalously fashionable! Her work will be available online soon! We're also collaborating on a Gallery Night fashion show--we're thinking of going with a Nasferatu steam punk theme. We're going to be the best dressed undead in the entire city!

The Famous Graves are in full throttle! We've been compiling lists of new tunes as we'll be performing at the W.A.R.N. gala event this summer! It's good to be back in the swing of playing, and I'm excited to continue exploring jazz as a new Famous Graves frontier. We'll be rehearsing again on Sunday--R.O.C.K!

I've been bussing back and forth from downtown this week as I was invited to participate in the MIAD Thesis exhibition as a performer. It is a BFA show titled "22 Years of Inventory" by the talented sculptress Ashely Gustafson. I play a super snooty arty farty gallery owner. I'm scheduled to go and get a super angular hair cut this next week as to better fit the part--Too fun! More details on that as the show approaches!

And as usual, I'm a spider lady: weaving weaving weaving. Actually--this piece is based on the myth of the Spider Woman. This is the beginning of a tapestry project I'm creating for my fibers course. Eventually the circle will become a pallet for a night sky onto which I'll be embroidering stars and a figure. It will be a multimedia piece that will include photographs, fabrics and beads. I'll be sure to post the progress. :)

For now, I'm off to the closet to find an outfit for the Women in Communications Awards show for tomorrow evening! Also--be sure to check in this coming week. I'm hostessing a give away that is inspired by yOU my blogosphere beauties!

And now my dears, what's been shaking in your universe?

Until Next Time--

Much Joy and Merry Making, Friends!~*

13 comments:

Shell said...

You have a lot of wonderful events going on, Miss Molly!

Glad your band is back and working on things for the summer. Your mom's costume is beautiful. Big cheers for Vampire Fashions. I see the creativity runs in the family.

I do like the Nosferatu Steamkpunk theme. I just saw the original silent movie version of that which was really creepy and good.

I do hope you'll be taking pictures of all your doing so we can see. Big hug to you.

KnittingJourneyman said...

Wow-Molly You have some amazing things going on--and I so want to know when your mom starts selling those costumes online--the vampire in me croons over that dress!

As Molly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

tinkerbell the bipolar faery said...

Love the vampire costume. Sounds like you are a busy grrrrl.

As Molly wishes for herself, so I wish also.

sema said...

so much excitement going on in your life.my best wishes to you
As Molly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

kazari said...

You sound flat out busy with amazing things!
As molly wishes for herself, so i wish for her also.

Genie Sea said...

Wow Molly! How prolifically fun! My eyes filled with stars after reading this post so full of creative JOY!

As Molly wishes, so I wish also :)

Jamie said...

As Molly wishes for herself, so I wish also.

What glorious photos! And what scintillating creative energy is coursing through your life right now! May you be filled with energy, love and joy!

Melba said...

wow! what a busy gal you are!
As Molly wishes for herself, I wish for her as well.

3rdEyeMuse said...

I wish for ... whirled peas! sorry, I couldn't resit ... actually, I was admiring your wish list and thinking it's really appropriate ... I just might have to adopt it (at least in part).

phew ... I'm slightly exhausted just reading your exciting and most wonderful to-do list! I have to admit that I look forward to hearing how everything turns out and can't wait to see the woven weaving! the colors are really amazing.

Dream With the Fishes said...

I got tinglies as I read through all this awesome stuff you've got going on in your world - WAY TO GO, GIRL!!! You are one awesome diva and always an inspiration! And what an amazing mom you have!

As Molly wishes for herself, so I wish also!

Dia said...

I LOVE spider woman!! Oh, how busily you've been weaving! Do you know Elizabeth Scarboro's books? She has one that features spiderwoman - delish!! Not that you ahve TIME to read right now!!

Oh, your mom's costume is delightful. I was at a sweet shop called 'wild woman' on the Oregon coast on the weekend - both the shop owner & her mom (Senior Wild Woman) make delightful creations, glass (dichroic) silver (in molds that they make themselves) & most recently felt . . . .
As Molly wishes for herself, so I wish!

Blessed be

Jamie said...

Popping back in to let you know I have an award for you. :)

Bohemian Single Mom said...

As Molly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
Great post!
* waiting patiently for springtime weather here too!

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