I am so excited to give you this sneak peek at the most recent addition to my Creature Couture line: the Sphinx Moth!
Using photographic prints on fabric, I am now able to better recreate the magnificent complexity of our insect companions in the costumes. This technique also lends itself well to the printing of flowers and plant life for beautiful flower-fairy inspired garb.
The costume pictured here is a commissioned piece, part of a set, for a family portrait. These are examples of the types of costumes that can be created for your own unique photo shoot. I am happy to create something magical just for you, or you can rent a costume for use during our shoot (or to wear to your grand event...). Visit my Creature Couture page for details.
Additional info and pricing to follow soon. (Plus photos from the family shoot for which these costumes were custom designed - Mama + Papa moth, child yucca flower, baby yucca seed pod!!!)
It has been a glorious summer thus far! Gloriously hot in the city, as well, so having some time up in the cooler northern mountains was wonderful for the spirit. I have visited this waterfall and surrounding area since I can remember, and grew up climbing the rocks and exploring the water-carved canyon. What an honor to bring my son out to play in the same place.
The past months have brought out many creative opportunities - I hope I have sprung on them with as much excitement and vigor as they caused to stir within my being! The images here are stills from the latest in my work on the Project Insectae. So many beautiful scenes building up - but still no end in sight. It may take until the next year to complete. The progression of the seasons has been lovingly documented so far.
I have also had the opportunity to utilize some new methods and materials from which to create some amazing new creature couture... I will post new photos soon of the new creations! So exciting! (Spoiler Alert: Sphinx Moths, Yucca Flowers and Seed Pods...)
Another shoot down, only 500 scene cards to go! (Maybe not that many, but a whole stack... Feels good to get some crossed off the list.)
The log, waaaay out in the mountains was home to several Gibbifer californicus beetles. This one came out and danced with us :D