I woke up with the rabbit face on my mind. I had to draw it. Then I had to wear it. Then I had to pick out a dress to wear with it. And shoes too. Mysterious rabbit - half evil, half good, half real.
This is not a post for Halloween - it's just me. I didn't wear the mask to my coffee shop, physically at least. The outfit is plain but it seemed to embody the magical rabbit sensibility of a sweetly twisted fairy tale, which I was looking for.
Thrifted dress, top half knit with furry cuffs, bottom half jersey A-line, sewn in fabric belt. Black tights. Black glitter platform booties heavily discounted retail, with upcycled antique kimono shoelaces, gift. Magic loupe O made me.
For the mask, I drew the image on a piece of canvas paper with a black Sharpie, cut eye holes above the rabbit eyes and a small nose flap, then taped the mask to a pair of glasses with clear lenses. The whole process took about 20 minutes. The rigidity of the glasses maintains the image's flat plain and makes it easy to put on and remove the mask.
And I had to make a video clip of myself spinning down the rabbit hole. The Alice in Wonderland story always scared me as a child, but today I wanted to embrace that other worldliness. This clip expresses a small fraction of my expression. I felt constrained using a tripod to make this one, but you Just Make Do.
I love these grey, misty days here. It's a busy season. I hope you're all finding ways to express yourselves as well, whether it's through clothes or music or friends or art...
And thanks for all your kind words and support on my last post.