Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Art of Creation

Hello everyone.  I know it's been a REEALLY long time since I've posted on this blog, and for this, I apologize.  My creative muse has been on leave for what seems like forever but now it seems that she's returned.

It's taken me some years to understand what I'm really about artistically.  I've gone back and forth with my gifts, writing, then drawing, then illustration (both children and fashion), then writing again, and now back to illustration--mainly fashion.

My first love in the arena of pop culture is fashion.  Since I was a little girl sitting in my room making these giant collages on poster board of all of my favorite styles and models, I have always studied the art of fashion. The intricate details that go into a designers creations, the time it takes to put idea to paper to pattern to cutting to sewing to sample and finally, to runway is the most fascinating process. And now that my muse has returned she has rekindled my love of color, line and form.  I am now voraciously devouring every detail of the world's greatest fashion illustrators, both then and now, and I'm having a ball doing so.

My own designs are more intricate than before and I take more time to develop the handbags from the beginning to the end result.  I still don't use patterns or work out any of the details on paper.  I usually just cut the shape and start to sew.  I add embellishment as I go along and as I see it in my head.  It's a process that's maybe a little unorthodox by traditional standards, but hey, it works for me.

So expect to see more of my handbag designs, fashion illustrations. fashion paintings, portraits and even some jewelry made from leather scraps, beads and whatever else I can find.  In other words, I'm baaaaaack...

Day to evening clutch-brown

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Day to Evening clutch, orange

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