This past year has been a tough one. I am so looking forward to the New 2012. In planning and reviewing my work I have been a little chaotic in the collections, I guess as part of the mixed up year I have had, but the current group is really coming together.
So, what was your year about? I will see you all for a fresh start.
Photography: Steve Armstrong, Jeremy Armstrong
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. We are all dressed and ready to relax and enjoy a lovely day with family.
Love the twinkle lights.
It seems like scarves are the thing for this season. They have been selling as quick as I can get them out there. I have a few left if anyone needs a great last minute gift, please contact me and I can get it out to you.
They have some at the Art Center @319 in Smithfield and Premier Gallery in Norfolk.
Fortunately I have had several sales of my silk painted scarves and shawls. While looking for color inspiration I found all these lovely items. Enjoy and have a great short week. The holidays are approaching ever more quckly.
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New pieced fabric shawls. Orders going out, but will have some available for the Holidays.
I really love this plaid fabric ruffle.
I have been sewing and sewing lately, with all the bag orders. This week I had to start a new order for some scarves, so I am painting on silk again. It is something I really love, I never realized how relaxing it is for me. This is an artist I have admired for many years Kerr Grabrowski. She uses a technique disconstructed screen printing, to create the layered affect.
A working weekend for me, and student in the studio next week. Always a fun time.
I love this designer Gudrun Sjoden, so colorful, comfortable and stylish. She uses models of all types and ages and her company in “green.” I have been working in black/white with pops of color so I love the tunic look in the top photo.The jacket below is a perfect example of Kantha style quilting. My students are working on a piece using this technique. I am looking at making a light coat jacket this year, this one is a great inspiration.
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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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I have been trying to get “more” fit. I can’t believe it becomes so hard as I get older. Finding a plan to stay with in a hectic, is a challenge as well as eating well. I don’t mind working out, it is just tough to fine the motivation and do enough to make a difference. I have some physical limitations so that is another issue.
I read Heidi Klum (watching Project Runway this season?) and her fitesss guru, wouldn’t that be great to have a fitness guru to keep you going and make all the food and workout plans.
Before the red thread fire, I was able to workout with the help my friends a personal trainer and a yoga instructor (we had a fitness studio upstairs) and it really made all the difference. But things have changed and people are gone from the area, so I have new focus to do things on my own and hopefully get enough movement back to be able to workout in a class or gym.
Fashion for working out is always hard, you don’t want to look like you just got out of bed when walking around your neighbor at 7:30am. I like the layers of this look, and of course Heidi Klum looks great no matter. I think I need to restyle a couple of my big baggy tees for a update.