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!