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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Meet Jodi of Alaska Hot Doggies

Meet Jodi Hughes of Alaska Hot Doggies from Anchorage, Alaska who is also a Etsy Fiber Arts Street Team member.

Jodi said, "By day, I masquerade as Application Analyst for a large corporation. I take conference calls in my jammies and analyze code without even stepping out of the house! But in order to bring some originality into my world, away from the logical rules, I sneak away from the phone and emails to play in marbling goop! It calms my nerves and helps me feel creative. I get to color outside the lines, unlike my day job!

I enjoy marbling the most. This last month, I’ve started moving away from regular clothes and moving towards unconvential textiles and other materials. I’ve been experimenting with wood, plastic & glass which have proved to be challenging. I’ve also started marbling different paper items. I recently marbled business card stock that turned out wonderful and really make my business card standout from most."

I love the way Jodi expresses her love of marbling through so many mediums. Her shop is a delight to view. Lots of gorgeous colors and I'm sure many more to come. The pink purse in the photo really is gorgeous. Below are the descriptions that Jodi wrote about the items featured. It's fun to read her thoughts.

Report Seattle brand sandals -
"I stumbled on this great pair of Report brand sandals (size 9) but felt they just needed something....sooo...I marbled them! Colored in blue, green and just a little black, these are so fun and I'm so happy with how they turned out. The shoes have been sprayed with a protective coating so all you need to do it put them on & go! Enjoy this one-of-a-kind wearable art!"

Silk Purse -
Beautifully made 12.5mm charmeuse bag, lined in silk habotai with a braided silk ball and loop closure. Item measures 4.5" x 6.25" with a 41" strap. Purse was hand dyed bright pink then marbled with blue & purple

Here are other places to find Alaska Hot Doggies/ Jodi