I’ve been off in another corner of the universe for a long while working on my music with my boyfriend, a blend of folk, rock, pop, and psychedelic flavors. The current artistic project of mine is jacket customization with patches. I bought these two big patches at a killer fabric store in the Mission in SF, which had discounts on materials. I got the dry cleaning lady up the street to sew on the snake and roses patch, as she had to open up the inner lining of the leather jacket. I was able to sew the tiger patch on the denim jacket, seeming as there was no lining to open up. Floral designs are in for spring. I was inspired by the Guns N’ Roses theme with the snake and roses patch (Slash’s snakepit), which turns the faux leather jacket into a true one of a kind rock n’ roll piece, including the pink Playboy bunny patch sewed on the arm of the jacket by the same woman. The tiger patch on the denim jacket is a tribute to my Chinese zodiac sign. I’m an 86′ baby all the way. Experimentation with patches on articles of clothing or accessories is a fun undertaking. It all harkens back to when I used to sew band patches onto my bags and clothes in high school. More posts coming soon!