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Breast Pockets

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

I spent most of my creative time today making breast pockets for Melanie Testa’s project. Melly underwent a double mastectomy last year and chose not to have reconstruction. She has developed a relationship with many women who have chosen to be “flatties.” She is using the idea of the shirt pocket, also called breast pockets to make an artistic statement about breast cancer and deciding to forego reconstruction. She has a reporter interested in doing an article if she can get 1000. She has enlisted all of her crafty friends to help. She needs the pockets by Oct. 22. You can read about the project here. I hope you will consider helping out.

I made my pockets out of some art cloth pieces languishing in a box in my studio. I have added a button and some simple embroidery. I will add the names of the people I am honoring — my sister Carole, Melanie and myself. I only get one pocket!

Here are my two latest 3 x 3s.