The Art and Craft of S. B. Appel

Archive for January, 2014

Wacky Jacket Backet

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The back patch for my flamey jacket is starting to take shape. Now that the felt has been placed and trimmed, time to begin sewing. I am also coming to conscious realization of what this jacket is to be used for, and what style I will tailor it in. More to come…

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Repost: Lost in the Gallery-Industrial Complex

The issues this author talks about in his article are issues that I struggle with, as a formally trained artist and now, the inheritor of my father’s estate full of his abstract paintings, every day. Holland Cotter talks about current art trends, big money, and values. Read the full article here.


And Another Thing! Love The Underground Show

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I also just took on vending, and possibly doing some live painting, at the Love The Underground Show which is taking place the evening of Feb. 15th in Portland. There will be an awesome lineup of DJ’s for dance music, other art and crafts/small supplier vendors, aerial dancers, and more at this event. Presale tickets for $10 are available for a limited time! I’ve been to a Mo’Pro event before and I’m all excited about this one now! Go here to learn more about this event and get your tickets before presales are gone.


Afternoon Tea Party & Art Show

I plan to be displaying and selling art, vintage jewelry, and my fine crafted wearables at this event taking place Saturday, March 1st, at the Knights of Pythias Hall in SE Portland. Hosted by the Steampunk community, but all are welcome to check it out! Read and share event details here.


Wacky Jacket Update

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I’ve been making some progress on the jacket, pictured earlier in 2013. It has thus far told me it needed to have bead embroidered tipped collars, and a scattering of rhinestones to add some sparkle and pizzaz to the potential of the fun random patterning. Also: the pattern reminds me of staring into the firey depths of hot coals, out of which has emerged the idea for translating a traditional rising phoenix design into my layered felt technique. More to come…

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