In the March/April 2012 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, Barbara Delaney started a new challenge for a breast cancer awareness article this Fall. Artists were challenged to design "Supportive Art" in mixed media. The only requirement was that it had to be able to fit in a 8"x10"x6" box when shipped.
This sounds like lots of fun!
Several ideas immediately came to mind. There were definitely some construction issues challenging my ideas. BUT, I had lots of fun watching how my mixed media supportive art evolved. With each found object, embellishment, and trinket added, this bra grew past a training bra to a fully developed E cup. (That's E for egg poaching cups!) And so the Punky Booster Strapless Bra was created.
I had a dazzling vintage glitzy necklace that was my aunt's. She was an incredibly strong woman who survived two radical mastectomies. How appropriate that a piece of her jewelry provides support for Punky Booster. I added beads, recycled jewelry pieces, lace, ribbon, and found objects that represented time, love, giggles to the recycled leather-covered egg poaching cups.
I got my entry finished and photographed and submitted by the April 30th deadline. Now I just had to sit and patiently wait for the finalists to be announced May 14.
Well, today's the day....and...the finalists were announced.
I'm one of the twenty finalists!!!
I am so excited!! I've seen some incredible bras that have been posted. Click here to see.
Now, I have to get Punky Booster ready for a road trip to Massachusetts. Next step...Hollywood!!
Good luck, Punky!!!!