I have finally found and organized photos of my work to post on the 5 day challenge. Thanks to Lisa Mosser for nominating me. I will start with earlier photos and move toward present day. Hope you enjoy as much as I have seeing all my art friends work over the past few weeks.
My new fabrics were delivered. I really like the colors, and they are available to order here Angelia*A. You can see some linen and hand dyed fabrics this weekend at the Tidewater Quilt Guild show in Chesapeake. It has been a busy spring and many more things coming up, working on many new pattern and fabric designs.
I am a Niche Award Finalist, these awards are sponsored by Niche Magazine a trade publication of fine craft and artist made products.
This is such an honor, the judging of entries is based on three main criteria:
1. technical excellence, both in surface design and form
2. a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
3. market viability
The winners will be announced at the American Made show in February. I have been working like crazy to get my new designs together for this upcoming show, now the anticipation is even more exciting.
With the surprise of early warm weather I guess it is time to find something to wear. The spring/summer clothing selections are not the best for me. I don’t like to show my weird legs, and really don’t look good in or especially like carpi pants anyway, so the other selections are usually limited. Long dresses and skirts are good, and can be easy to make.
These are great layered looks, I have always been a fan of separates to mix and match, and great color.
Photo/Clothing Credit Gudrun Sjoden
Finished and new vest/tunic for myself. I found this unique fabric, and the design works with skirts or pants. I get inspired for clothing, is spurts, working on a top now, more for summer.
Do you have any weekend, craft/sewing projects going on?
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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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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.