Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer Vision

As I sit in my studio right now, a billowing wave of heat descends onto Phoenix like a big suffocating blanket. Its that time of year again where everyone complains about the weather... sorry about that. Despite the lethargy that summer brings I am focused and full of the plans that I have yet to release into the world. My sketchbooks are wild and full to the brim, I like it. Thanks to my beloved mobile AC unit I won't die of heat exhaustion in my little studio outpost. I have been dutifully going out there each day to work out my ideas, unsuccessfully and semi-successfully. As the wildflowers in my garden get crunchy and dried up, Im inspired to create my first big relaunch project in their name. This summer/fall, I am releasing a few limited editions of varying products which are inspired by seasons change, wildflowers and dried flowers. A seasonal lifecycle, collected flowers that are dried and hanging on the wall, flower petals that are in turn used for natural dyes- this is my starting point. The wildflowers and flora are not just an inspiration but also a material source for many natural dyers and also for my project. Here are a few collected images from the internet that Ive started off with for inspiration.

From top:
Blueknees: arianna lago
Free People
Shop Anaise
Andreas Verheijen
Horticulture Art
I am Alchemy
Clarisse Demory
Serena Mitnik-Miller
Clarisse Demory

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

1 year

Looking back on some photos of our first year in our new old house. 

(before we installed curtains ;)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, October 27, 2014

Textile Inspiration - Desert Bloom

Most of my work is conceptual. I find a theme or inspiration point and work off of these ideas for my prints and dye patterns. My Bloom Tees are abstract representations of one of my most beloved plants, the cactus, and more specifically the cactus in bloom. Here Ive shared some of the sources, from my cactus mood board, that I used for my dyed tops. 

The Inspiration: Desert Bloom

The Textile : Bloom Tees and Bloom Scarf

Inspiration ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
KM pieces ( 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7)