Kiawah Island Escape (slash: Design Retreat).
Posted on May 02, 2013
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.