prairie + bohemian influences for STRUT

bohemian influences Lillibridge dakota 1966 strut burlington vermont

Lillibridge mixed materials bohemian bag

I’m working on my projects for one of Burlington Vermont’s big art events STRUT a fashion show on September 6th. I am down to 9 days to complete my looks so my work needs to be very intentional and organized. I’m going for a laid-back bohemian, modern prairie vibe. Here are a few influences and one of the completed projects. I might show you more of what I am working on, however there’s a pretty good chance that I lose myself in my studio for the next week. I’ll show you all of the finished projects though. I wish you a creative Thursday, however that manifests in you.

Here’s the link to the event:
http://seaba.com/art-hop/strut/

CB Sacks + Jane Frank/Werkstatt = Pretty Interesting.

This is the work of a jeweler friend of mine, Jane Frank. Oh, how I love collaboration. This is a really interesting intersection of re-use, master silver/goldsmith skills and connections. These earrings truly reflect the intersection of talent and vision of these two artists.

werkstatt Jane Frank working on silver for cb sacks

Jane Frank werkstatt vermont cb sacks greenblott earrings

Yesterday I finished the prototype for earrings for Kara Greenblott`s Company—CBsacks (cbsacks.com). She locally produces handbags from coffee bean sacks from the local “Green Mountain Coffee Roasterie” and wanted to have some accessories made out of her leather leftovers. One side shows her leather and the other the burlap of the sacks.They are framed in sterling silver with a french hook. Many more variations will follow.

Aren’t they cool? I can’t wait to keep working on different variations of the design.
Jane's signature

http://cbsacks.com/

http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-1265438704/cb_sacks/photos

https://www.facebook.com/cbsacks

http://ro.pinterest.com/cbsacks/

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Liz Alpert Fay

Liz Alpert Fay

http://lizalpertfay.com/PSkirtSweaterCombo.html
http://lizalpertfay.com/PAnnualRings4.html
http://lizalpertfay.com/PBurningBush.html
A few of the pieces that I couldn’t stop viewing.

Liz is the niece of a friend. Ellen sent me the link to Liz’s site yesterday and I thought about how utterly remarkable our connectivity is with the world-wide web. When I thought about how I became the recipient of this link, I had to pause a little and think about the path it traveled.

1. Life’s great stories are about taking action when you meet someone you connect with and seeing what happens.
2. I never would have seen the site if I hadn’t pursued Ellen and continued a dialogue after we met.
3. Liz seems like a remarkably interesting, grounded and purposeful artist. Inspiring.
4. WOW, this work is staggeringly lovely and complex and more people should see it and I want to share the link.

Today I am going to think about the pathways that information travels TO and FROM me. Here’s to connectivity both real and virtual!

a few of my favorite things…

a few of my favorite things

I want to make prints of favorite things and then have fabric printed to create something. This is a quick stab at a print. My cowboy boots. Town Neck Beach. Travel (Italy). Coffee.

There are so many other images to play with. The road. Truck stop cherry pie. Flowers. Family. Pickup trucks. Rain. Books. Art. Tacos. Television. Friends…on and on. Send me a few of your favorite images and I might just make something from your photos. You just never know.