I draw a lot. It gives me great satisfaction to engage the tiny details, I am a perfectionist. What was patience in my craft is now simply an acceptance to go to any length to appease my aesthetic. There are no mistakes. Creating a line is a balance between intention and recognizing the possibilities in the moment; this is ever emphasized when using natural mediums such as flower petals, water soluble inks, and the insect: cochineal.

    I want to make functional Art.


    ...And so I began making candles displaying my drawings on the exterior of the glass to be illuminated. The endeavor was a catalyst for sewing.
 
 


Patch pants 1000
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A mini collage
 
    It is my belief that life's questions can be answered with a sewing machine. With the notion of putting art on shirts: rather than silk-screening, using paints, or dye - to me it made sense to embroider the design. It felt very real to have an image interwoven with the fabric. These designs will not fade or peel away. I borrowed a sewing machine to see if the idea would even work, to draw with a sewing machine.

  I began sewing on shirts, ties, and dresses; and called the clothing line Keeut Clothing. Slowly, with many trials and discussions with painter/friend Gavin Troy, illustrator/painter Titus Castanza, and singer/songwriter Leila Lopez the ideas began to develop.
 

Mister Trout Pants

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It was the doubtful notion of making 'patches' that opened a world of ideas.
An odd family of characters emerged- like these Abstract fish animal people who make up
FishTown:
there's Mister Trout
Pants, Octalottalipapus, Sea Moe, Fish Head, Squid Nose, Fish Mits, the Elephish, and many more
Sewing Designs
  
  A sewing machine is a relatively complex machine to operate. I use it non-traditionally and have worn-out several machines since 2004. People have responded so enthusiastically to my sewing. I believe one reason is that when trying to draw with a sewing machine it's nearly impossible to come-across as a perfectionist. I think people like the raw rough edges; perhaps to remind us that being human is a wandering path.
 
The next step was to bring the sewing machine for people to see. I built the Solar Sewing Rover - a portable sewing machine table powered by a solar panel or a bicycle electric generator. With the ability to sew anytime and anywhere, I began asking people to describe scenarios in five-words-or-less. It has become my mission to inspire people's creativity and demonstrate alternative energy sources.
 
17 venice 2010
After years of making patches I have returned to my original Art form: much like my pen and paper drawings, but using the sewing machine. Looking back at ten years of sewing and traveling the United States I have written a book entitled, Sewn Scenarios.
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  • barbara bryn klare

    barbara bryn klare sf bay area

    Love my patch--Rapunzel. Wearing it proudly. My son loves his patch as well--SQL Ninja. Do well, be well, b

    Love my patch--Rapunzel. Wearing it proudly. My son loves his patch as well--SQL Ninja. Do well, be well, b

  • Larry Nimmer

    Larry Nimmer Carpinteria

    You're one of my favorite artists I saw you in LA a couple years ago at a first Friday I'd be happy to help you sometime if you need it. Larry

    You're one of my favorite artists I saw you in LA a couple years ago at a first Friday
    I'd be happy to help you sometime if you need it. Larry

  • Dil

    Dil Oakland, CA

    Wow, um, do you have time to sleep/eat? Incredible stuff! met you last month at first friday and this month you made a patch for my friend of a creature eating a cracker -- *ingenious*, and very funny!! you really are an inspiration...

    Wow, um, do you have time to sleep/eat? Incredible stuff! met you last month at first friday and this month you made a patch for my friend of a creature eating a cracker -- *ingenious*, and very funny!! you really are an inspiration...

  • Dave

    Dave Berkeley, CA

    I saw you at the Mini Maker Fair in Oakland on October 14. You're very impressive! I'll be contacting you to commission a "5 Words" piece, because you do very fun work.

    I saw you at the Mini Maker Fair in Oakland on October 14. You're very impressive!

    I'll be contacting you to commission a "5 Words" piece, because you do very fun work.

  • Bea

    Bea California

    I saw you work your sewing magic in person this last weekend at the Harmony by the Bay Festival in Mountain View. I was and still am thoroughly impressed by your skill and ingenuity. Keep living the life and hope our paths cross again. I'm a fan.

    I saw you work your sewing magic in person this last weekend at the Harmony by the Bay Festival in Mountain View. I was and still am thoroughly impressed by your skill and ingenuity. Keep living the life and hope our paths cross again. I'm a fan.

  • smoon

    smoon GF, B.C. Canada

    your skill on the sewing machine is mad,I've used all kinds of machines from featherweight to various industrial macines, I have 15 machines and have been sewing for numerous decades,if it can be sewn, I will or have sewn it, I too have "drawn" many things and my "quilting" stitching is very artistic (free-motion also)but you, you ROCK MAN!As well I'd like to share with you that I am and have always been a cyclist, my son who grew up on the back of my bike is now a "bike guru", I have been asking friends etc. to help me work out how to power my machine by riding a bike since the early "90's and everyone laughed at me, you are very smart and very COOL! My son, now 28 also watched one of your videos and isn't laughing at me now.All the best to you, maybe one day you'll come and show off your skills in Canada, B.C. is reeeally chill.:D

    your skill on the sewing machine is mad,I've used all kinds of machines from featherweight to various industrial macines, I have 15 machines and have been sewing for numerous decades,if it can be sewn, I will or have sewn it, I too have "drawn" many things and my "quilting" stitching is very artistic (free-motion also)but you, you ROCK MAN!As well I'd like to share with you that I am and have always been a cyclist, my son who grew up on the back of my bike is now a "bike guru", I have been asking friends etc. to help me work out how to power my machine by riding a bike since the early "90's and everyone laughed at me, you are very smart and very COOL! My son, now 28 also watched one of your videos and isn't laughing at me now.All the best to you, maybe one day you'll come and show off your skills in Canada, B.C. is reeeally chill.biggrin

  • Marilyn

    Marilyn New Mexico

    Just graduated from college...and want to be able to go out and do some work in other countries and help out in whatever way I can. I loved your piece on "solar sewing machines"! Your music is great, your contribution with your art form thru sewing is amazing, and I would like to know if there is a way that I can get some ideas from you to perhaps seek some funding (grant writing/proposals) to facilitate/replicate/duplicate the portion of your idea with a solar powered sewing machine to better small rural communities. Maybe it would be a means of survival and bring an income for families without any other source of income. Thanks for any response you can give!

    Just graduated from college...and want to be able to go out and do some work in other countries and help out in whatever way I can. I loved your piece on "solar sewing machines"! Your music is great, your contribution with your art form thru sewing is amazing, and I would like to know if there is a way that I can get some ideas from you to perhaps seek some funding (grant writing/proposals) to facilitate/replicate/duplicate the portion of your idea with a solar powered sewing machine to better small rural communities. Maybe it would be a means of survival and bring an income for families without any other source of income. Thanks for any response you can give!

  • Amy

    Amy Chicago, IL

    Wow, my 9 year old and I were blown away watching your video. We wish we could see you Saturday in Chicago, but can't get to Green Home Chicago. Keep it up, you are an inspiration!

    Wow, my 9 year old and I were blown away watching your video. We wish we could see you Saturday in Chicago, but can't get to Green Home Chicago. Keep it up, you are an inspiration!

  • Jenny

    Jenny Astoria, NY

    Thank you for taking the story of the Donner Party and making a great piece of art. :love: I have added it to Donner Social's facebook page.

    Thank you for taking the story of the Donner Party and making a great piece of art. love I have added it to Donner Social's facebook page.

  • Emma

    Emma Martina

    Met you this summer in August at the Phish weekend show at the gorge. The patch you so kindly made for me sits on my bed side table.. gives me great warm memories of that show and it's magic, wanted to say thank you again! "dancing on the hill" COME TO CANADA!

    Met you this summer in August at the Phish weekend show at the gorge.
    The patch you so kindly made for me sits on my bed side table.. gives me great warm memories of that show and it's magic, wanted to say thank you again!
    "dancing on the hill"

    COME TO CANADA!

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