May 14, 2012

Meet Finalist, Punky Booster

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!!!!


  1. Your interpretation is humorous and awesome! Congrats on being a finalist.
    <3 Christina

  2. Thanks, Christina. It was so much fun to do.