What People Are Saying About Penny

"I like to think of you as a high priced call girl that the unwashed masses can't afford--like Woody Allen's Whore of Mensa. It's not your fault that people offer $10 blowjobs on the street corner. It's not an insult if somebody doesn't buy your art." -Alexandra J Walters

"Once Penny was making her own silk thread, and a midget appeared. Before he could open his ugly mouth, without looking up, she exclaimed, 'Rumpelstiltskin. Now get the fuck out of here.' Fairytale Over."- Beth Featherstone

"Penny can push a needle through a telephone pole without a thimble." -Shane Blaufuss

"When a man asked Penny, 'What’s the meaning of life?' She looked at him for exactly 3 minutes, completely still, until he cried. That man’s name was Steve Jobs."- Beth Featherstone

"A demon from the pits of bitch cunt." -W.C. Hurst

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Battenberg Baphomet





Battenberg Baphomet, started in May 2014 completed in July 2015. Egyptian cotton lace thread. Battenberg lace handmade by me. 18" inches across, price available upon request.


Watch the video of me pulling the lace on my Instagram- https://instagram.com/p/5GeOassu0K/

Please read this for information about my lacework- http://donkeywolf.blogspot.com/2015/04/questions-about-lace.html



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Questions about Lace

Questions about Lace
I learned how to make lace first by studying 16th and 17th century portraits of royals, and by 18th century English translations of 17th century Italian manuscripts. Most of the traditional lacemaking tools I use are no longer made and unavailable outside of Antiques Roadshow, so I had them handmade for me. I use Egyptian cotton thread imported from Belgium. As it turns out, lace thread is also difficult to come by. 
Types of lace is like types of cheese. The variety is astounding, and vary by style, technique, place of origin, and materials. I currently know about six varieties. 

It takes a least a month to create the foundation that the lace is worked on, and several months to create the lace itself. I am not taking vintage or machine made lace and repurposing it to create art, or manipulating material to give it the appearance of lace, I am actually hand making lace and using that as the medium. 
I am always thrilled to respond to questions about my work, please try to keep this information in mind when inquiring about the price.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lacework


The Endurance Trapped in the Ice 
lacework
9"x12"

Friday, March 13, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

#deletethis


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monday, November 17, 2014

Girl Stuff


Botanical Study of Deciduous Plants 
8" across
Hand embroidered


Detail


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ink Drawing


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ink Study of Deciduous Plants


Not totally happy with my nib choice, but c'est la vie. Dip pen and ink. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

Locally sourced. I hold Johnny Murder down and tickle him until he cries. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wedding Announcement

"Wedding Announcement"
lacework 2013
Showing at the Webb Gallery, Waxahachie Tx. Part of The Florence Project

Sunday, October 6, 2013