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Currently, the only home wares I'm making are the switch plates (otherwise known as light switch covers), but I do have plans for other functional art for the home. The purpose behind these are to serve as touchstones in your day - whether a reminder of self worth, to honor a role model, or simply to feel that sense of kinship. There are two lines to choose from: past/present, and body/image. Coming Soon! I'm working on a new line - notorious/sheros - which I'm very excited about. (Click on the photos to see larger versions.)

I use recycled switch plates from Portland's own Rebuilding Center, public domain images run through a photoshop brushstroke filter and lots of love and respect for the strong women featured. The covers are cleaned and painted, then the images are applied and sealed with diamond glaze so that it's cleanable with a damp cloth. Glitter is sometimes used, but is totally optional, and double plates are available as well.

I am in the process of adding mini-bios of all the women featured in the past/present line, so you can learn a bit more about these women who helped shape the world we live in. Their stories are full of courage, perserverance, passion, faith and hard-won wisdom ... like our own. Photos of all available images will be available soon. Be sure to check Wikipedia for extended info. The current selection includes:

Eartha Kitt, Marlene Dietrich, Carmen Miranda, Mae West, Lupe Vélez, Anna May Wong, Princess Ka'iulani, Janis Joplin, Bette Midler, Frida Kahlo, Big Mama Thornton, Dolores Del Rio, Della Reese, Toshia More, Gypsy Rose Lee, Maria Montez, Big Maybelle, Nell Shipman, Marian Anderson, Josephene Baker, Billy Tipton, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Bettie Page, Lucy Stone, Lousa May Alcott, Sojourner Truth, Victoria Woodhull, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Ida B. Wells, Jeanette Rankin, Gertrude Stein, Radclyffe Hall, Virginia Woolf, Anais Nin, Aphra Behn, Zora Neale Hurston, Mercedes de Acosta, Natalie Barney, Angelina Grimke, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Yoshiko Uchida, Gladys Bentley, Mable Hampton, Alberta Hunter and Ethel Waters.
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Diesel Femme Wares can be found at:

  • Etsy

  • In Other Words Bookstore, Portland, OR

  • La Bussola, Reno, NV

  • lov.li

  • Piercings by the Bearded Lady, Northampton, MA

  • Powells Bookstore, Portland, OR

  • Size Queen Clothing, Portland, OR

  • VoluptuArt, Richmand, CA

    More locations coming soon. Want to carry Diesel Femme in your store? Contact me and we'll work out the details.