Valentine's Day, although far too commercial is my favorite time of year to merchandise - especially the windows...
Lusting after a deep burgundy combined with red like these flowers from Alabama Chanin.
I am so excited for Natalie Chanin's new book, I have my own new collection (click to see my previous work acknowledged by Natalie ) I am working on and it will be fun to get a new vibe to my work.
My recently completed skulls and crosses skirt below is on display at the store... I won't part with it, but I have orders already placed based on the design of this skirt - of which I made my own pattern. These pieces are special, so color choices and sizes are specifically tailored to the client, as well as the amount of beading and placement of the appliques.
I am working on a completely new skirt design with Valentine's day in mind...
I have other design inspiration in mind too... like this one above, found at Jak and Jil a while back. I have years of research and development on discs to inspire me and to show chronologically how my designs evolve. Especially helpful in copyrighting art and designs - as is blogging. Years of blogging helps establish an artist's work ( as I have done for three years now ).
I used to keep a diary as a kid, so blogging is second nature.
Looking forward to making more of of my "fantasy bib" necklaces...
and jazzing up the furniture...rock n roll style.
Hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday week!
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