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Category Archives: Madame Kate’s Many Lives

This year I had the greatest pleasure of teaming up once again, with one of my most beloved friends, Mrs. Janessa of the Granite Hills High School Drama Department. Previous cast mates of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (c.1997-?) we would often deliberate over costumes….and I would have to say she was the best “Frank” if I ever saw one as well.  Now that she’s teaching at my old high school, it’s like double flash back.

This time teaming up to work on the wigs for Hairspray, during a time when I can’t grow hair myself, I could not have had more fun.

HAIRSPRAY FINAL ART AMBER 06012017

HAIRSPRAY FINAL 06012017

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20 days of hairloss

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As if the shock of a cancer diagnosis wasn’t enough, abrupt hair loss can mess with your self-esteem and identity just as bad. Many have chosen to wear their hair as they have before diagnosis, and then just buzz it off when it all falls out…of course that’s not what I did.  I put this post here to share another way.
From my perspective, this progressive approach in hair evolution helped me to get used to not having hair. The cold neck, still seeing myself as “sexy”, and feeling confident working with others, needed to be a transition.
From others peering upon me, I would have to say the effects were just as much needed. This transition in hair seems to have removed the fear of others seeing me a sick. My boyfriend got a new girlfriend every 5 days. Co-workers and friends got an eye-full of hair art ramping up into the inevitable. And guess what? Going bald is just another look. Kate = 1, Trauma = 0.
To the people I first cried to, and the hi-fives in the hallway. To my follow co-workers for the diabetic-friendly pot luck, and all the people I’m collaborating with to make art: THANK YOU so much for your support, prayers, stories and advice!!!
I hope this post helps others looking to navigate through uncontrollable side effects such as these.
-eye balled

 

Photographer: Madame Kate

11162016

Taken for The San Diego Photography Collective’s review on a “glass” challenge, inspired by my photographer friend Miguel’s photo’s of “sugar through a microscope”, while my dad was in town (another photographer). Deciding to have a day of lighthouses, we thought there would be more than two in San Diego. Cabrillo National Monument (The Old Point Loma Lighthouse) and Tom Ham’s (a Restaurant) are all to be had. Unable to see the light at Tom Ham’s, Cabrillo National Monument speaks volumes on glass.  The science of light reflecting in lead glass to lead boats has been replaced by acrylic. The old lighthouse light preserved, photographed on a overcast day, makes rainbows. I played hooky.

The review of these photos at the MOPA meeting was solely to work on my clarity.  Cohorts advised that clarity may not be needed in abstract works of art. The old lighthouse light is encased with acrylic so they can preserve the history longer. So, to achieve these photos I had to use a telephoto lens like it was a microscope.

Truly truly outragious earrings 05282016 Expressions Unlimited-2

Photographer: Anjel-Britt of Expressions Unlimited

Designer / MUA / Hair: Madame Kate

Model: Kathryn Elizabeth

Location: Wonderland Studio’s

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Earrings available now. Product images on the way. The body suit is now part of my private collection. Although I did my hair green to wear with Jem’s earrings for a Purple Rain tribute, I think Price would still be proud.  ~R.I.P.

Current Work 11122013

656 Photography: Luis Gonzalez
Designer / Stylist:
Kathryn Elizabeth from Collections of Kathryn Elizabeth
MUA/Hair: Madame Kate
Model: Zoe Tantrum
Location: Polite Provisions
11122013

One Dress, One Girl, One Location. Four Looks, Four Moods, Four Situations.

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656 Photography: Luis Gonzalez
Designer / Stylist:
Kathryn Elizabeth from Collections of Kathryn Elizabeth
MUA/Hair: Madame Kate
Model: Zoe Tantrum
Location: Polite Provisions
11122013

The Final Thinker

Cowgirl
02182013
Photographer: Anonymous
Model: Kathryn Elizabeth
Hair / MUA / Stylist: Madame Kate
Location: Cantina Mayahuel (30th & Adams Ave)


Paper Dreams
Photographer: Chris Jabbal
Model: Kathryn Elizabeth
Stylist/MUA/Hair: Madame Kate
05062012

Photographer: Jack Ciallella

Model / Designer: Kathryn Elizabeth

Stylist / MUA / Hair: Madame Kate

01082012

See the store sign of a renown psychic, once loved for many years. Hidden in the heart of Normal Heights, in some “Townies” over grown yard, a sign of magic.

Photographer: Todd Olivs

01062012

Model / Designer: Kathryn Elizabeth

MUA / Hair / Stylist / Edit: Madame Kate