The house I recently moved into was formerly occupied by one of those bird-lovin-ladies. I am sure they will all miss her...until I get into the oiseau-groove. She left behind the baths and houses and we watched the little brown birds (wrens? sparrows?) dart in and out of their abode even as the snow slowly melted away. Then they were gone, but they left this lovely nest to grace my shop window. I am really getting a kick out of painting on my windows. Usually I confine the paint to "sale" messages, but I am anxious to come up with my next image. My public canvas.
Monday, May 16, 2011
These are busy days of sewing , as shown by the workroom floor at end of day. I am still on my one-garment-a-day schedule. As the spring and summer bring in more people, the stitching gets squeezed into smaller bits of time. Cutting at home in the morning helps, so that I come in armed with packets of work for the day and can get right to it. I never in my life have sewed this much .
Saturday, May 7, 2011
I had the pleasure this week of being on the review panel for MECA student, ERICA. An Illustration student, she has recently turned her talents to fashion- something that I, too, studied way back in art school. I especially enjoyed these gesture sketches, which captured both the mood of the body and of the nature of the garment.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I know that I design clothing and own a shop, but truth be told, I am not much of a shopper. I am much more likely to frequent galleries or museums with the free time in New York. This trip offered up a couple of inspiring venues, though. The one pictured was not even open at the time I photographed. I think it is called "Really Great Things" and is on the upper West Side, where we usually stay. I tried to catch a taxi reflection in each photo, just for fun. Very pretty stuff.