Marie Brian learned how to stitch when she was young and fresh and idealistic. Then she forgot all about it for twenty years until she joined a Stitch & Bitch group hosted by her friend, Yvette Beaudoin -- founder and creator of HappyValleyCrafters.com. Stitching, as it turns out, is a muscle memory, and Marie quickly picked up the old skill, got tipsy, and adapted her craft to fit her subversive sense of humor and her off-kilter viewpoint of the world. Rechristening herself as The Cotton Floozy, Marie opened an Etsy store and a blog and watched in shock while people actually seemed to like her weird embroideries. The Cotton Floozy’s embroidery works can be purchased at her Etsy store, at Leia Bell’s fabulous store Signed & Numbered in Salt Lake, Craft Sabbath held the first Sunday of every month in the SLC library, and at the best alternative-craft festival in the world! -- Craft Lake City (held annually every summer in SLC.)
If you want to watch a video of me dorking out, follow this link. It's about my Craft Lake city workshop.
SLUG MAGAZINE, HERE & HERE
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
MR X STITCH HERE, HERE, & HERE.
CRAFT LAKE CITY WORKSHOP VIDEO
ASK MORMON GIRL
FIRE IN THE PASTURE
THE CULTURAL HALL
AWKWARD FAMILY PHOTOS: THE BOOK
|MR. FLOOZY catches me. Awkwardly.|
‘Every time I see a new piece of work from The Cotton Floozy, I get a daft grin on my face. From the Depressing Bunting to the general irreverence of her hand stitcheries, she delivers her punches with wit, style and a flowery border. It’s clear that she takes this stuff seriously, but not too seriously and I love her for doing so.’
Mr X aka Jamie Chalmers founder and CEO of MrXStitch.com
‘Marie Davis Brian, or Floozy as I prefer to call her, is a master of taking the inane and bizarre and forcibly elevating it to the next level of awesome. With a piece of fabric you're likely to find in your grandma's cedar chest, a needle, and wit sharper than that same needle, the Floozy takes embroidery out of the nursing home and drops it straight into the happy parts of my brain.
I became an official Floozy Admirer after seeing her hilarious piece, "The Manatee Agenda," and, having been convinced myself by manatees to wear leopard-print spandex and join Greenpeace, I knew she was the embroiderer for me. I am honored to have one of her #2-loving birds adorning my bathroom wall and "I <3 Floozy" tattooed on my left buttcheek. I'm only kidding about one of those things.’
cofounder, Wonderstrange Arts
'The Cotton Floozy's BACK OFF sleeping mask saved my marriage.'
Johi Kokjohn-Wagner -- Confessions of a Corn Fed Girl
‘The first time I saw the quirky sampler,"Your Poop Smells Nice", I knew this lady got me! With humor a bit off in left field, Marie's art speaks to those who don't take life too seriously and can laughingly appreciate such drippingly sarcastic nonsense.’
Kitty Smart -- mother of poopy children