So here I am (rockyoulikeahurricaaaane) and you know it took every ounce of my being not to just use the word "discharge" in that title and then sit here and giggle like a goddamn nine year old about it. I mean, it's technically still correct. The primary issue with this piece is that the dye … Continue reading What’s The Damage? Antique Hikifurisode–Mysterious Bleaching
Restoration Complete: Great Grandma Akiye’s Furisode. “Great Big White Birds”
A Flock Of Doves In Flight Over Wild Waves And Majestic Gold And Silver Pine On Decadent Red Silk. On July the 24th, 2021 I posted this entry, after a bloody and violent bidding war for this kimono. For those joining this story here are the end, this is a piece that has been lost … Continue reading Restoration Complete: Great Grandma Akiye’s Furisode. “Great Big White Birds”
What’s The Damage? We’re On A Boat!
Ka-Chow! What's poppin', fellow weirdos. It's ya girl, Becky, back at it again with the evaluation station. Which is exactly the same as my display area. Which is also in my room where I sleep. That's right, these things hover over me and torment me, even in my dreams. Which is fine, I guess. I … Continue reading What’s The Damage? We’re On A Boat!
Here’s Your Mood Boost: Pre-World War II Kurohikifurisode; The B-GAME
Do you ever feel like you're not excelling at what you love to do, and it gets you down? Do you ever feel like you're just a cog in a machine? Do you ever feel deflated and dismayed because your art just isn't where you want it to be, and it smashes up against your … Continue reading Here’s Your Mood Boost: Pre-World War II Kurohikifurisode; The B-GAME
Yet Another Update: “Great Big White Birds”
I wonder if to some it seems like this piece is taking a long time. To me, it feels like I'm clearing tasks pretty quickly. But I do take large breaks between the bits because my wrist occasionally threatens to leave. And since I don't need my own body parts sending me any ransom notes, … Continue reading Yet Another Update: “Great Big White Birds”
Experiment: Shattered Silk Into Pigment
So I have this big ass pile of shattered silk from a Taisho Era furisode laying around, staring at me in the night. Waiting for me to make a goddamn decision about what to do with it. It feels my anxiety. It feeds on my indecisive warbling, my desire to keep it just because it's … Continue reading Experiment: Shattered Silk Into Pigment
A Thing I Do–Pigment Replacement
A day or so ago--or it could have been two days, what even is time--I posted the following pictures to the Global Kimono community on Facebook, and oh boy did I get the questions. I'll start with telling you what you're looking at, if you aren't part of that community or didn't see it. This … Continue reading A Thing I Do–Pigment Replacement
Update: Restoration In Progress– “Great Big White Birds”
This one is close to my heart, so of course I've been driving myself the fuck insane working very hard on it. You'll remember this furisode that I stumbled on, and today I'd like to show you some of my progress. Stain removal has been very hit and miss with this one, so it's turned … Continue reading Update: Restoration In Progress– “Great Big White Birds”