Elizabeth Bunsen and I are both prairie girls. Elizabeth from rural Nebraska and me, as you might know, South Dakota. We wanted to design a collection that reflects our shared sense of interior geography. Our efforts will walk down the runway during Burlington, Vermont’s annual fashion show—STRUT. The show is a part of a three day art celebration in Burlington, Vermont…SOUTH END ART HOP.
Elizabeth creates amazing rust prints on paper. I’m a graphic designer. I wanted to design some of our textiles for the show. I ordered these from SPOONFLOWER. I think they came out beautifully. The fabric wasn’t too expensive and they were pretty quick on the turn around. I can’t wait to work with these prints.
RUST PRINTS + ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR = PERSONALIZED TEXTILES
Elizabeth is getting ready for the Art Hop in her studio now as well. It’s sort of a kooky, busy, creative time in Burlington, Vermont’s South End. We will be using some of these pieces that she has ecodyed with eucalyptus and indigo.
I will be making handbags for the show out of leather scrap. I love the way Elizabeth’s fabric floats next to the leathers. I’ll keep posting more of our work as it’s available. This is by far my favorite creative time of the year and working with Elizabeth’s creations is bringing some additional energy that’s really welcomed.
I’ll be doing a real blitz of long days in my very hot studio starting August 27th. If you stop by to visit—an icy, unsweetened iced tea from Cumberland Farms is always welcomed.
The South End Art Hop’s STRUT is on September 10th
Here’s the link for tickets. Both shows usually sell out early.