VIDA added a photograph…

to my collection.  I haven’t seen this scarf printed yet.  I’ve placed an order though.  It’s one of my favorite photographs that I’ve ever taken.  I shot this one week after my 50th birthday.  I didn’t intend for the title—fading beauty to sound like a lament of any kind.  I truly find beauty when things are “fading” and changing.  Although I miss a few things about being younger, I was fine saying goodbye to my forties.  I like my fifties…so far anyway.

I wanted to share the image.  Here’s the link to my site.

The devil is in the details…

now that all of the pieces are created.  It’s time to look for subtle threads (literally & figuratively) that unite the collection. I love this part almost as much as pizza & champagne when we’re all done. I really like that part.  Elizabeth Bunsen’s dyed fabric, my work in scrap leather and photography and Jane Frank’s jewelry is telling a story just as we had hoped from the beginning.  Storytelling through this collaborative work is maybe the best part of the whole shootin’ match in my estimation.


The details are details. They make the product.

The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.

                        —Charles Eames



Yesterday in the studio…

I have so many men’s jackets and I’ve wanted to rework one for a while.  This silk jacket was the perfect color to fit into my collection.  Now, I don’t possess any tailoring skills whatsoever, but this is the start of what this piece will look like.  I like the reference to silent film star fashion with the deep arm lines.  Now I get to design something for underneath.  I think that piece will reference Friday Kahlo with some heavy stitching and maybe even some painting.  My model, Genie is stopping by for a fitting this morning.

The second image is the start of a wrap I’m making out of scrap fabric I have in my studio and jewelry I have laying around.  I can’t wait to work on this.  Hand stitching is a very meditative process for me.  Last night a few hours went by and it could’ve been fifteen minutes.  I’m off…I can’t wait to see what happens in the studio today.