Mood Board Monday

My design students will be creating mood/inspiration boards this week for a pillow project.  My aim is to help them understand all that goes into making an item, not just the sewing.  This week we are studying color theory as it relates to interior design and decorating.

I love this board, a simple color combination, but can withstand the test of time.

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Inspiration board

Fashion Friday

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New York Fashion Week, brings a lot of interesting things in Fashion.  The things that we as regular people will see in the future, but much more cheaply made in quality and price.  I find a lot of inspiration in the images online, even though it is almost impossible to actually go to any of the events.  Being a independent designer, I market my work in a different way, but I feel I need to bring a little more of the show stuff into my promotion.

A trend this fall is related to collage, mixed fabrics.  I have always love mixing prints, I guess my quilting background.  Here are two of my favorite designers Dries Van Noten and Etro.  I think I need to mix it up a little.

I have many collage/mixed media artist friends, what do you think of fashions version of collage?

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Inspiration

Pottery and ceramics are always inspiring.  I so appreciate what artist that work in clay create.  I cannot do anything in that media, I have tried a few times but it is not me.  My work in in textiles so I will keep to it.  I met this artist at a show in February and love the texture and color she conveys in her work.  It does remind me of piecing and quilting that I do in some of my work.

Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi

Workout

Exercise

It is amazing, as you get older how quickly you can get out of shape and how hard it is to get back on track.  Back in March I began working out and watching my diet, I lost 10 pounds, was starting to feel better.  I was doing yoga and we had the Wii dance game and I did that every evening.  Some how I injured my shoulder, a one point I could hardly life my arm.  I stopped, it was so sad I couldn’t get myself to do anything, and I ate a lot of food, crazy food, I usually never eat. In the last two months I have gained back even more weight and feel terrible, and depressed.

This week I finally started moving again.  The crazy food is gone for three days so far, but it is a challenge to stay on track.  Today I feel a little more like my old self, so that is a good sign,  and I am writing it down so maybe I can anticipate the stress that so easily derails my plans.  Exercise is something that I know I need to feel right, keeping it going is where I struggle, I have to do it now it so important.

 

New Autumn Season Schedule

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We started our fall season schedule.  Since we home school and Z does community college, we have a different schedule than a regular school day.  The days are planned and it has a different feel than summer.  I have several looming deadlines so it is good for me with more structure.

I am always so inspired by fall colors, so I have ideas flying around in my head, just need to finish my current orders, so the new work can materialize.

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Teaching at RSA doesn’t start until the 12th, look forward to seeing all my new students, we have a lot of interesting projects this year.

Hope all the students and teachers of every kind have a great school year.

 

Summers End

There is light, we finally have power back on at home.  It was a tough few days, the humidity and sleeping were the worst for me, but all in all we just had a lot of clean up and no major damage.  It is funny the things that you miss, the iron.  I tried to keep busy and cut out fabric, but it usually needs to be ironed before, so I did a little planning and some new design ideas.

Busy the next few days, getting ready for teaching and all, funny it seems the storm kind of ended summer early.

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