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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In prepartaion for the Holidays, I need to clean and rework my spaces, to decorate and for visitors. I think I need to make an inspiration board. With so many things going on, it helps me to have a visal plan.
Off to another busy week, here with deliveries and all. What is going on with you, the season is near?
This is a beautiful mood board.
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.
Photo: Steve Armstrong
This photo is a sample of what our area looks like.
At the start of a new week, I review my health and fitness goals and plans. It has been a little tough the last few weeks, the very wet weather and all the fungi and pollen really drags me down. I have been able to get my diet more together, no wheat or dairy, the only thing left to reduce is sugar, the hardest for me. I have started to feel lighter and sleeping is much better. My exercise has been lax-just can’t get myself out and walk in the rain-so I have joined the YMCA for the fall/winter months. I feel I need that extra support, the classes and equipment to increase my workouts. A time and life go by it gets harder and harder to loose weight as well as keep the body from falling apart-I see it in my relatives, so just trying to get a head start.
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
Today is our anniversary, SA has been with me through so much, and keeps me going everyday. My partner, my best friend, Happy Anniversary, 23 years and many more adventures and joy to go.anniversaries
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.
In doing some research for a new shed in our back yard, I found some unique design ideas. I wanted something interesting that would be functional as well as add to the landscape. There are many local places that do the traditional barn or colonial type sheds. I have always had a modern esthetic, so, as my family knew already, I could not find anything I liked. So I started planning something the boys could build. I came across a company site and I love their little “studio” type sheds.
These prefab sheds are environmentally friendly and can be finished inside.
This design from Studio Sheds
Since I am designing my own I can customize it for my use and I can use found/reclaimed materials, to keep cost down. It is going to be for storage, but with the right windows and location in the yard, I could totally work on design in these little buildings.
Now I just need few more sales to meet my little studio budget. I will be opening my on line store again in September, with some great handmade gift items for the fall/holiday season.