This Saturday is the beloved Crafty Wonderland and betsy & iya will MOS DEF be there!
Here is all the info that you need:
Did you see that? There will literally be cute lil’ cats up for adoption. Say What?!!
Check out the Crafty Wonderland website to check out all of the wonderful vendors that will be there, too! Oh and did I mention you’ll be able to see Matt, Lacey, and Barrie’s beautiful faces?! How can you pass that up?!
We hope to see you there!
***Song of the Moment: Bug a Boo by Destiny’s Child***
This necklace pulled me different directions: it’s big, bold, hard, unusual, but at the same time refined, delicate, and sexy.
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One thing is for sure, the Chain Envy is strong. Don’t tell me you wont feel like a warrior with this thing across your neck. Confidence levels boosted from a scale of cool cucumber green to fiery HOT chili red!! When envisioning the woman wearing this piece I see a city slicker movin’ and shakin’. Walking down the street late at night in the rain, yet somehow her conviction and poise keep her dry (no umbrella necessary).
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if
from the head, almost nothing.
This beautiful woven brocade work comes from a book I’m gathering much inspiration from called, “Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art,” from the collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex.
This is a cut from an image in the book, “Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art,” from the collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex.
Betsy, Iya, and baby Charlotte admiring my necklace.
My beautiful niece wears a knitted sweater from one of her Peruvian relatives. How could I NOT gather inspiration from this little thing.
I made a quick decision to join my family on the Island of Kiawah (off the coast of South Carolina) last weekend. I wanted to reconnect, to have some space to think, to dream big for this next collection. I needed to step out of my head for a minute, share coffee with my longtime coffee-mates (mom/sis) , hold my niece (who’s initials are CEO, btw), rediscover the roots, feel that momentum. Everything that I do informs the work. Then the work will go where it wants to go. It becomes my ultimate task then to listen and follow it.
Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some
a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside
yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
~ Lou Dorfsman
I came back feeling reinvigorated with a sketchbook full of new work. Family, I love you so.
***Song of the Moment: Whale, by Yellow Ostrich***