Bi Pride Crown with holographic PVC!

Bisexual Pride crown by Suzanne Forbes March 2020Pretty things give me strength.

I made this crown early this month, thinking I could raffle it to raise money for marginalized folx in Berlin. But it quickly became clear that things like raffles and events where some proud Bi person could wear this are things for the future, not right now.

Bisexual Pride crown by Suzanne Forbes March 2020So I added some more details.

Bisexual Pride crown by Suzanne Forbes March 2020 detailYou know I love to add more details.  The main structure of this crown is the same as the Fairy Rainbow Unicorn crown from last month.

It’s a headband with curved fans of holographic vinyl wire and glued to it, and three iridescent plastic icicles left over from my Snow Queen projects in 2013.

Like that crown, it uses a product called “Angelina Fantasy Film.” Angelina Fantasy Film is a transparent, iridescent, heat sensitive film often used to make fairy wings for dolls, as I did here for Fearless Pink Gay Santa and his Jolly Ally Reindeer.

I posted a little video of me using a lighter to shape the Angelina Film here on my Instagram.

You can see an amazing video of brilliant corsetry materials innovator Joni Steinmann of Rainbow Curve Corsetry using a heat gun to shape laminated strips of bonded Worbla TranspArt and Angelina FIlm over Apoxie Sculpt forms here. And a bunch of cool Angelina Film projects on Instagram here. Here are some incredible projects on AmStamps.

Bisexual Pride crown by Suzanne Forbes March 2020 left detailI had a small sample pack of film I got from fab eBay dollmaker and materials specialist MorezMore for the Snow Queen projects.

However, I have now used up all my Angelina Fantasy Film, and I wanted to order more, back in the first week of this month. Back when I was still thinking of mail as something I could use sparingly rather than something that should be used only when necessary to save it for those who need essential supplies.

Obviously I do not want my craft supplies to add to the tremendous burden Amazon and DHL and GLS and other carriers’ workers are carrying for us all now. But back then, I looked for a UK/European seller of Angelina Fantasy Film.

Do you know how hard it is to google “Angelina Fantasy Film”?

Bisexual Pride crown by Suzanne Forbes March 2020 rt detailI did find a couple UK sellers, but decided not to order any.

The comments in the post by Joni Steinmann yielded a hot tip, that US art supplies site ArtGlitter.com sells Fantasy Film in 10″ wide strips, much bigger than other sources. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to order some. See her gorgeous finished project here!

For now and the near future, my art supplies and my mixed media art process consist of using what I have. Using everything I have. Getting everything I’ve made documented and accessible.

I am so grateful for the support of my Patrons, whose monthly subscriptions mean I can work safely at home.

More remote drawing, from Berlin performer livestreams!

self portrait during quarantine livestream by Suzanne Forbes March 26 2020

I was excited to draw the folx of Berlin’s legendary immersive hedonsim party, Bad Bruises!

First, there was some waiting. We are most of us new to Twitch, to streaming, to a lot of the tech involved. I made this drawing of me sitting and waiting for the stream to start, for the chat to load, for the connection to reset… My mom-in-law coined the term remote drawings for these, and it sometimes feels very remote. But sometimes very close.

And then suddenly, NANA SCHEWITZ!!!

Nana Schewitz livestreams for Bad Bruises remote drawn by Suzanne Forbes March 26 2020With the never-more-topical message, “Don’t fuck your Nana!”

I actually have no idea why that’s Nana’s tagline, but it’s a great, simple message.

Don’t fuck your Nana, or your Gramps, or your immuno-compromised roommate by bringing them germs.

To the left of Nana is her co-host, the wonderful multidisciplinary artist Anne Marina Fidler, known as Miss Poppycox!

Lovely Julietta la Doll of Bad Bruises had a ssaucy video.

Billie Rae livestreams for Bad Bruises remote drawn by Suzanne Forbes March 26 2020Billie Rae and Alex livestreamed all night with delicious interludes of videos of performers.

I had no idea balloons were a fetish thing, somehow. I can’t keep up with everything you know!

There is a thing called “Looning”, and there was also a performance of “Looning”!

 

Mica livestreams for Bad Bruises remote drawn by Suzanne Forbes March 26 2020I learned about it in the livestream chat. The chats during streams are sooo fun!!!

This very handsome fellow to the right is named Mica. I don’t know him but I liked his guitar and his cute doggo who totally doggobombed his stream.

I’ve been hearing from Patrons and fans that you enjoy these silly livestream drawings, so I’ll keep making them to help support Berlin performers!

You can help support the producers and performers of Bad Bruises, who like everyone in Berlin’s nightlife have lost all their income, here.

As always, I am able to document Queer, Kinky, Sex Work Berlin and release the art free to all because of the monthly financial support of my beloved Patreon Patrons.

You can help, for just a dollar/Euro a month.