Chuck-inspired tote bag, calender and tshirt... CHECK IT OUT (image heavy)
Objects appear in order of creation.
#1: Stenciled Fight Club shirt. All the stencils were made by me in PSP.
(yes that is a camera strap get over it)
#2: This one requires some explanation. I have an ongoing project where I do a collage for each month of a calendar. This is the picture for May. I was about 2/3 of the way through Diary at the end of April so I did a quick Diary-inspired collage. Had I finished the book before starting the collage, I'm sure it would have been completely different.. quite disappointing. Anyways, the Lullaby bird is there because for the next thing that you'll see, I was making a patch shaped like the bird with 'birds ate my face' written on it.... you'll understand later.
The funny part is, I didn't even realize how much the book was influencing me. I visualised the layout in my head and I was looking for 2 patterns for the side part, and I picked 2 seemingly random ones from my collage materials folder. Only when I was finished I realized that I had covered it in pink and yellow roses, and Diary is yellow with red roses.
And I thought this was funny too.. the only things written on the calender are Rant's release date and the day that Chuck is coming to Toronto.
#3.. my fait accompli... the Survivor book bag. This took a crapload of work to finish but I think it was so, so worth it. My idea was to sew on a plain patch on the side, and bring a fabric marker to Chuck's reading and have him sign it. It was originally supposed to have something from all of his books, but I decided to just go with my favourite, and pick 1 quote that was really meaningful to me. The airplanes are iron-on patches, and it was my first ever attempt at using iron-ons (I'm a stencil type gal). All the stitching other than the quote is done in cornflower blue thread, cause I'm a dork like that. In case you can't read it for some reason, it says "what we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized." I've used it as a school bag/purse for a week now & I've gotten a lot of compliments.
Would it seem weird/creepy if I follow through on the whole signing-the-bag idea? I think he'd probably think it was cool, but I dunno...