Hei from Finland!
My name is Kati and I've just joined the Altered Barbie community. I got in contact with some amazing Barbie-art in San Francisco last fall, when visiting my toy friends in California. For the past 4 years I have concentrated on adult toy play as both a researcher, artist and player. My toy-related photography, what I refer to as 'photoplay' has participated in many art exhibitions around Finland.
Hi all, I am delighted to know that there are others out there who see plastic fashion dolls as an opportunity to express something even more. I have had so much fun working with the looks and personality of each of the dolls that I find. I start adding colors and fabric and trimmings and create "belly dancers" in a variety of dance and cultural expression. I have put just a few on this site, as I just found out about this group. You can see more pics of these listed and more at www.etsy.com/raksdecor Thanks for visiting hope you are delighted. Ginger
• First place prize $100, and 2nd place prize $50 • Submit by 10/10
"The Doll That Has It All"
Equality. Fulfillment. Independence. Abundance. Power. Love. Maybe? How far has Barbie (or Ken) come since her arrival in 1959? Tell us what you think –- in poetry or haiku.*
AlteredBarbie 2013: The Doll That Has it All!
That Bitch has everything
AlteredBarbie 2013 is in its 11th year and is taking place in the mission at Shotwell 50 Inc., 50 Shotwell Street, San Francisco.
Poetry Night: Jennifer Hasegawa & David Pang present: Four more years! A woman, perhaps an Altered Barbie, will make it into the highest office in this country? 11/7/12
These fantastic photos by David Pang
Tuan Tran Couture & ArtTuan Tran– Fashion and Art Biography and ApproachTuan is focused on creating Haute Couture garments of stunning beauty, made primarily from recycled or re-purposed materials. Materials such as recycled telephone wire and re-purposed manufacture's cloth material samples. His designs range from the ultra wild and edgy - made of wire to the elegant hand woven garments from cloth. Other garments by Tuan are hand painted, and appear to be a wearable paintings, with others made from unusual cloth materials. His approach is to have the garment defy the source materials, with beauty that is undeniable.Tuan has a business background and studied accounting and engineering.
Out of all the White House Couples; I have read about this lovely couple takes first place and more; of what family and love can be, a good example. I love Michelle's fashion artistry and attitude of, Standing behind your man...and with all the things that Mr. Obama has to do, I can say, like the song,"let's Do It Again"! is all, right on!!...chuckle, chuckle... 2013! Boy! have I been busy, y'all, just finished doing a show with the lovely comedian, GINA GOLD, with TMI productions. I performed a few humorous jokes with a medley of songs, this pushed the delightful crowd into more of what was already happening"happy mode" and alot of laughs and fun. Gina, asked me to return to her next up-coming show, over at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, Ca. November 21, 2013, 7:30PM Pacific time..tickets, are $ 10.00 in advance and $13.00 at the door.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ChatterBox Arts International presents
The 10th Annual San Francisco AlteredBarbie Exhibition
Shotwell 50, San Francisco, CA 94103
10/24/2012 - 11/18/2012
Wednesday–Saturday 1-8, Sunday 1-5
Altered Barbie 2012 Curator/ Event Producer
16 Flood Ave., SF CA 94131
Jurors /Curators: Julie Andersen, Dana Marek, Ruby Pearl, Donna Davis
The 10th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Show. AlteredBarbie is running for President and on campaign with or without AlteredKen!
AlteredBarbie Campaigns 2012
AlteredBarbie is the 99%
AlteredBarbie uses hot glue guns, not real guns!
AlteredBarbie says corporations are Not people
AlteredBarbie says separation of Corp & State!
AlteredBarbie says Recycle, Reduce & Reuse!
AlteredBarbie says compost!
AlteredBarbie says Yes to alternative energy
AlteredBarbie says yes to "sparkle ponies"
AlteredBarbie says yes to teachers unions.
AlteredBarbie says No! to corporate education reform!
AlteredBarbie says Separation of Corp & the edu-state!
AlteredBarbie says “No” to Super Packs
AlteredBarbie Says “No” to Nuclear Power
Think Barbie out of the Box! Alter and recycle your own Barbie and or Ken by embellishing and/or building an environment.
Price per participant: $25.00 / 35.00 special for parents.
This includes 2 Barbie dolls per person. 10 person min.
Place: 50 shotwell in the Mission district of San Francisco.