Wednesday, March 31, 2010

a gathering in the dressing room

I am participating in a designers' fashion show in April and so, need to make some pieces with a bit of drama. As always, I have been over-thinking and over-producing for it. I must have made a dozen pieces so far to get the right two ensembles...and I am not yet satisfied. But no matter, the extra pieces go into the shop and it is rather fun to design with an event in mind. Pictured are some of the candidates.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

moving through space

I am off to Cleveland once again to visit ma mere et ma soeur. It never ceases to amaze me how one's surroundings can so completely change in one hour and twenty minutes. From my sunny Portland studio to the raw steel landscape of downtown Cleveland- I looked for a link.....and found it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

reach for it

The window: Cast iron hand/hooks play with Kathleen Plate's smartglass jewelry, fashioned from recycled beverage bottles - trash turned beautiful.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Sometimes the fabric dictates. This whispery wool from Mood said "stitch not". So I did only the seaming necessary to hold it together and created fold, tucks, and panels with buttons. A fun departure.

Friday, March 5, 2010

back to work

I am still attempting to get back into the welcome daily business of creating garments after 4 days in New York and 2 days of the painting sale. 'Have made a few pieces now, so I am settling down . I always feel a bit panicky when the head-count of my work goes down.....cut, cut, sew, sew! While in New York, friend Ronnie and I caught the last 10 minutes of business at ABC Carpet&Home- made a mad, visually fun dash through on the way to dinner.