It was great to be in my studio today…

and I didn’t even turn NPR or music on all day.  I was so happy to be alone with my thoughts, a giant iced tea (thanks to my son) and all of my leathers, fabrics, trims, sewing machines and tools.  I wanted to start working on my accessories for the fashion show (STRUT) on September 12th, in Burlington, Vermont. I’m afraid this bag may be a little dark for the runway.  However, with the right styling it might just work.

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elvis gets a fresh view.

I always find that when I am in the mood to clean and sort my studio and it brings me joy instead of dread that it’s good for me creatively.  It means that I am making room for new possibilities.  A little extra real estate.  A clean surface with a sketch book and pencil on it just makes me swoon.  I don’t know exactly what is coming next, but 5 bags of garbage and 2 bags of recycling out the door is a great way to start a new year.

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Back In The Studio Again…

Lillibridge, Dakota 1966, vine covered studio door

Lillibridge, Dakota 1966, studio

Lisa Lillibridge, Dakota 1966, bag from old leather coat

I am so pleased to be getting back into the rhythm (never looks right this word) of things. School started today for my son, Ellis and my twin 8th graders, Lucy and Willa start on Thursday. I love summer, but it is time for us all to go forth and do our respective things.

I did a lot of clean up in my studio last spring and it was instantly motivating to know that soon I get to spend hours and hours there again. I did have to cut some grapevine to be able to enter the space which felt uniquely a little sacred and hidden. A creative oasis of my own.

We are working on the fashion show and I am playing with this bag shape from an old leather coat (with oddly short sleeves) that someone dropped off at my door last spring. I am going to decide on the shape and take it to one of the leather shops to get professionally stitched…a red tulle handle perhaps for the fashion show on September 7th. Hope you have a creative day!

Creative Spaces from Houzz