Walking the shows this week....researching artists and agents I'm meeting....getting serious!
Hi all! My new collection of illustrated vintage childrenswear is launching on Wednesday this week! Each piece will be shown in an illustration that you get when you buy the garment, and I will personalize any illustration with the child's name. This is a chance for a beautiful keepsake when you buy some lovely vintage childrenswear. I love buying vintage clothes for my girls, but they outgrow them so fast! It so nice to have a way to enjoy those sweet tiny outfits for a long time! Please check out my shop on Wednesday....and until then here is a sneak peek!
Did I mention I am guest blogging for Whimsey Box this spring? I'm writing about material trends to inspire creativity and more making! I am also trying to illustrate each post myself (!) -- okay, I did not get it together the first week! But I did this week.....it's all about 3D printing and how to really do it!
Working hard to update my online portfolio here...please take a look and let me know if there's something you'd like to see more of or anything that seems like it should be removed....I'm still sorting and preparing files, so it might change even more in the next few days.
You'll see the daytimes page where I've up loaded lots of pages from my date book. I design and print myself a new one each year, and I love to flip through them after the year is over and see all the lovely wear and tear. What do you think? Do you keep a paper record anymore?
I will tell you the most exciting news from the newsletter anyway, because I just can't resist! I illustrated a set of children's dishes for Sarah Stickland of ChilDish that is launching today. I'm so proud of how they came out and they are customizable. Take a look, they are available for boys and girls. What do you think?
I'm surprised to say I find it very exciting to see a product very similar to one I concepted in grad school now brought to market by another company. I know, right?! You'd think I would wish that I got mine made first (or that no one else had the same idea at all!). But at the time (2005), my concept felt so out there and I was so inexperienced I don't think I could have ever pulled it off. And I think it's an awesome idea so I'm really excited to see it available for purchase. Witness the Delaware St Hoodie by electricMVMNT on sale at Fab.com
Getting ready to celebrate Willa=Clare's 4th birthday in a couple of weeks. I can't believe it!
The internet is woefully short on information about the handbag designer Cesare Piccini. I was at the Manhattan Vintage Show on Friday and I saw a wonderful group of his cut velvet and leather handbags. Of course I can't find an image of my favorite (it had an ingenious opening mechanism using two round pieces of hardware on either side of the handle), but I did find some images online (for etsy and ebay mostly) to share. If you know anything about this Italian handbag designer I'd love to know more!
Have you ever heard of the amazing Clarence House? They are an amazing textile design company with a focus on fabrics. They are to the trade only, but they have an excellent website that is always good for a dose of inspiration. Make sure you also click on the link for art director Kazumi Yoshida as well, so better-than-great!
So nice to be home from Alt Summit and see the littles and take a breath, but now the real work begins, no? I met so many amazing people and saw so much great work, I need to keep the momentum going :)
Of course I took zero pictures and have nothing to really show here, but I will definitely try to post about some of the most interesting work I saw. As soon as I go through the enormous stack of business cards I managed to collect!
Servers moved around or something and now images are everywhere! Here's a pretty pic to enjoy while I try to get things back in order.....
I've been writing some posts for one of my favorite blogs to read: Pattern Pulp! A few links to my last posts this summer (working on some more), but there's so much content, it seems selfish to just point to my own.