Looking to the Future

 

 

It has been a long couple of years for me, with all that has happened-the studio fire and closing my retail store.  Now all the legal  issues are almost over and I can finally see some light.  I have had to redesign and restructure my business plan and everything that goes with it.  Z has been working on my new blog/website design and it is about ready. We have designed all the print materials.  It will be great having everything tied together.   We will be launching it next week, just in time for the BMAC show in Baltimore.   The rest of this week will be super busy, but I am excited for the new start.  Anyway I always get my best ideas at the last minute.

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Summer Styles

For many years I painted silk.  I read about the technique when it was just starting to become popular.  I had always love surface design so, with the limited resources at the time (before internet) taught myself how to do it.  It was a great learning process.  I still love working in that medium, but there came a time when I just couldn’t make any more scarves and need to make some products that could be more easily reproduced for my wholesale line.

I also love combining different fabrics for the texture it creates.  I am working on some new larger wraps, with ties and buttons, that can be worn in many different ways.  Here is one of the summer looks. Silk Dupioni and organza, with jersey knit ties-from re-purposed tee shirts.

What do you think?

I like how it can be made into a hood type wrap and how the extra ties drape all around when not in use.

Bags and Tiles and Fiber Classes

Tiles and Hispter Bags Ready to Ship by Angelia*A
Tiles and Hispter Bags Ready to Ship, a photo by Angelia*A on Flickr.

It is really busy here right now, one more order to ship and teen sewing class to start Thursday. Tonight I am going to try to get out to the Suffolk Art League member show opening, at the Suffolk Art Gallery If you are local try to come out, always a great show with many local artst’s work to see.

Rhythm

A busy week but a nice flow.  Another shipment went out to Gallery 50 in Michigan.

I went with Z and J on a little road trip to see the Picasso Exhibit in Richmond.  Funny we did a lot more of this kind of thing when the boys were younger, and they don’t really remember a lot.   Now everyone is more free to look or not look and find what is of interest to them, and the discussions are much better during the trip.  Another event coming up this weekend.

I have been working late the last few days, the creative juices are flowing.  The trip really helped-sometimes your just need to get away, I guess.  The logging that I started last week has  given me a nice rhythm, I had forgotten how much I like to just doodle and write little bits.  So it will continue.

Have a great weekend where ever you are!

The Shape of Nature

Here are more photos from the Gardens.  I have been working with design ideas and the boys, drawing everyday things and nature.  It is part of the shapes of leaves, plants, and objects that I am working with in the new collections.   I think I need some mood boards, to help get the overall feel of things.

 

Beautiful Garden Event

Last week the Cultural Alliance had their annual Spring Event. This year was so great to be hosted at the Virginia Botanical Gardens in Norfolk. It was a great time and helped raise money to support the Arts in the Hampton Roads Area. I was helping with the event, but I did have a few minutes to sneek out for a little walk through the gardens. It was a perfect evening and I snapped a few photos for inspiration.

 The colors are so beautiful.

Invitation to Print

In all the research on screen printing and other fabric design processes, I can across Spoonflower. It looks like a great idea still in Beta stage. I am happy to say that I have been invited to have some of my designs printed to check out the new system. Now to get to work one of all those ideas in my head.

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