Anyway, I’ve been working on a variety of handmade vintage clothing inspired by the 1920s for an installation I’m putting together for an exhibition in September. So I put myself on a crash course in millinery, and I’ve made 4 hats so far. This was actually difficult, since I know little to nothing about hats, and it’s not like there are a ton of teachers in San Diego. However, based on how much the hats I researched cost, perhaps if the film thing doesn’t work out, I can have a lucrative career in making hats.
In addition, I’ve been making some dresses, and so far I’ve made 3 and a coat, all in the 1920s style. Sewing is something I’m a little more comfortable with, thanks to middle school home-ec class, and my mother’s tireless and patient tutelage. They aren’t perfect, but they’re pretty good, in my humble opinion.
I’ve also been working on some shorter videos, which are ironically the most difficult part of what I’m working on, because I have so many options to create things. Most of them are about juxtapositions between video and sound that recontextualize both, so we’ll see how they turn out when they’re finished.
So yes, I’m not all film, all the time. But I am most of the time.