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”

Abused Antique Tansu Round Two: Electric Boogaloo

So. We left off last time with a delightful trip into respiratory distress lacquer thinner hell blue-grey shabby chic fuckery removing the shell from the upper portion of the tansu. For a quick recap, here: Cleared off the shit paint without managing to damage my teeth from all of the fucking clenching, restored the locks, … Continue reading Abused Antique Tansu Round Two: Electric Boogaloo

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”

Update: Restoration In Progress–Velcro Dreams & Kinsai Wishes

-Deep inhale- AAAAAAAAAHHHH. Tonight I needed a distraction, so I finished the kinsai work on this piece. And let me tell you, as much as I've threatened to burn the house down with this project, I'm pretty goddamn pleased with myself right now. Here are some shots of the the restored kinsai work. Pictured: Not … Continue reading Update: Restoration In Progress–Velcro Dreams & Kinsai Wishes

Restoration In Progress–Taisho Peacock Furisode

This furisode is so screaming red, that if you look at it for too long in bright light and then look at a white wall, nothing happens. But I had you for a second, didn't I? Another adventure in buying domestically, I think I probably paid too much for this one. But it's so rare … Continue reading Restoration In Progress–Taisho Peacock Furisode