Sunday, October 23, 2011

which direction to go??

Well I have begun a new collection and it is pulling me in two different creative directions....  It started out with the ideas of a message within... I was thinking of doing pieces about coming together, unity.... "we are all in this together".... "love is the answer"... etc... etc...  They way my passion and mind always goes.  But the first piece I did has a night moon/stars feel and I am picturing it with one of my new skirt designs with a Luna moth on it.... so this has me thinking maybe I should be taking this collection into a theme of the beauty of the night...  owls, moons, stars, nocturnal animals.....dreams....  hmmmm..... we shall see.  I would rather have too many creative directions than not enough!! right????  I want to incorporate alot of my tribal weaving into this collection.  I have a design for a throw on sort of layering vest that I am pretty excited about, we will see how the pattern comes out for that.  And I want to do some big bold bib style necklace for this collection... so lots of work to do... I will keep ya posted!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The beginning of my blog!!

Hi everyone ~ well I am attempting to post here on my new blog page about my work and creative process....  but today I am just finishing up with photo shoots for my collection **Vintage Love** and so I am working on taking photos, cropping them, placing them in the proper folders and writing up the descriptions for the pieces.... I think this process deserves some attention since it really goes unnoticed once the lovely threadies are posted!!! 

For all my other artistic web business owners you may know all about how time consuming and important the photos are!!! Because I put soo much love, thought, and energy into each piece I feel like the pictures are what really brings it all together and conveys the artistic point of view I was going for in each piece... so I really stress about capturing the perfect image for everyone to see.  My sweet models put up with my craziness about this and let me take lots and lots of pictures!!

 Then there is the cropping and turning and storing of the photos in my computer which usually involves several glasses of yummy coffee, tea, or wine and some good music because it can take a good 3-4 hours to complete!  I love looking at all the photos and seeing my creations on real bodies of my beautiful models!! It's very rewarding (even more so when a piece finds it's home!!)  

I always spend time working on my names for pieces... sometimes the name of the piece is there from the very beginning other times it doesn't show itself till right before I am going to post.  Each collection unfolds differently and I will try to share with you how each one does. 

For **Vintage Love** It all started with the vintage fabrics I was finding in my thrifting ventures.  And I knew I wanted to do coats and bags.  The rest unfolded from there.  The elephant bellbottoms were inspired from a conversation with my sons speech therapist about how when she was young she loved the huge elephant bell bottoms and wore hers all the time.   That sparked in me that I should definitely include some of those in this vintage inspired collection.  I feel like most of the time the divine points me in the right direction and I am just a conduit from which the love and creativity flows from the above.. 

Well I hate to not go on and on as I could ~ but I have to get my little peanut pickle pants boy Lennon ready for his YMCA class this morning so it is time to get moving!!!  Thanks to whoever reads this!! I love you all and am forever grateful for your support of my art!