Country Gigham Hoot Owl Mask

Countrystarr by Beth Been

Pink & Yellow Peacock, Mohawk, Flower Headpiece

Very excited about this new Countrystarr Peacock Headpiece!

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Countrystarr Etsy Store

For years & years & years, I have made things. Some of them art, some of them craft. Mostly, I make things for gifts & sometimes to fill my personal creative quota. Finally, I will try to sell my wares online. You can see how my Wig Head photos turned out!

Please check out my new Countrystarr Etsy Store. You can see other creations at Countrystarr.com

Red Gingham & Yellow Daisy Ribbon Headband

Red Gingham & Yellow Daisy Ribbon Headband $20

Strolling Seahorse

Strolling Seahorse $50

Caribbean Beauty Mermaid Hair

Caribbean Beauty Mermaid Hair $15

Large Red and Pink Hair Clip Flower

Large Red and Pink Hair Flower $35

MERMAID SUMMER

This little mermaid got caught in a net, but she has broken free
and is happily sunning on the rock.

Mermaid by Beth Been

Buy this artwork at my Countrystarr Etsy Store

Countrystarr Tropical Paradise Mermaid Hair

Tropical Paradise Mermaid Hair!

Let the Unicorn making begin!!!

Paper mache 001.

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it has a horn and a heart eye.

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trim the face. more horn.

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paint white. need to fix the heart. test the little white poof on top. more horn. glitter! we need GLITTER!

Critter paper mache hat

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My 1st paper mache attempt without supervision. It was supposed to be a devil you hang on the wall, but it just fit too well as a hat!!!

Bob Ray’s short film “Sacked”

When Bob Ray of Crashcam Films ask me to make 3 copies of 3 sack puppets in a week, I of course having lived through many days of 100+ weather  jumped at the chance. Nothing stirs up creativity in me like stupid ass challenge involving materials I haven’t really used. Paper sacks are unforgiving and fragile. They do weird things to glue, especially hot glue. They really know how to surprise you. They actually do whatever the hell they want. No paper bag is the same. You think they are all the same until you try to glue a moustache to one of them! I look forward to to seeing the short film “Sacked.” Bob’s a freaking lunatic.

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Michael Dalmon & Heather Kafka with Boss. Photo by Marc Wiskemann. Puppets by Beth Been

Dick from Bob Ray’s short film “Sacked”, CrashCam Films


Knuckles from Bob Ray’s short film “Sacked”, CrashCam Films
This guy later had a white Mexican wedding shirt on and arms. really funny arms.

Rank and Revue Online Now!!! ZEKE, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Bexar County Bastards…

Rock, Rock. Never Stop. Read the June 2011 Rank and Revue

Web site by Groovee Fortune

Evolution of My Crazy Bitch

There are those of you who would nail some of my favorite crazy ladies to a cross. If you do, let me know. They’d want someone to take photos. Their craziness is art and I LOVE IT!

For me it started with Wendy O’Williams. Actually it probably started with my grandmother, Mimi. Then Grace Jones! Demolition Man is my favorite but this video for La Vie En Rose give a good visual overview of her beautiful, hard ass, 21 century amazingness. Grace Jones with Pavarotti

Madonna probably had the greatest impact on me. Lucky Star came out when I needed a feisty role model. Express Yourself, Vogue (mtv awards), Human Nature are some of my favorites. Erotica and Like A Prayer are a few of the most controversial but this blew me away when I saw Madonna in Houston in 1989. It was the first time I saw drag queens in person. Yipee! I’ll spare you photos of  me with Madonna haircuts & clothing w/jelly bracelets.  Imagine.

I went out and found my own drag queens and there was a stint where I was highly influenced by the band Vixen. Laugh all you want. I was much more suited to be a metal girl than try to pull off being Madonna! Definitely some Joan Jett and Lita Ford thrown in there.

And finally we have arrived at this point. Lady Gaga. A grand answer to a missing element of music in my life for some time. I was just going to watch this one video and return to work. But I love me some crazy bitches and wanted to tell you about them! oooo la ah ha ha ah

UPDATE: I should add Annie Lennox, Amanda Palmer and the Texas Rollergirls……

Misc Travel Photos

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem


Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica, CA

Vatican City, Italy

Madrid, Spain


Barcelona, Spain