Loving the colors and textures...
The good outweighs the bad
hey hey hey
you'll keep on rising until the sky knows your name
Remembering that we are on a spinning rock suspended in a seemingly eternal space.
Exploring concepts for new prints, and I keep thinking about Colombian gold. Specifically pre-Hispanic gold - which with my Colombian lineage also has great appeal as I explore personal cultural and aesthetics roots in my designs. Then I remembered that I did visit a gold museum in Colombia when I was little and found a picture! We all look a bit done for the day! Anyway - excited to pull some ideas from this...
Seconds and samples sale this Friday & Saturday in Brooklyn at iLD studio alongside a lovely roster of other makers. This event is CATERED and the food is AMAZING I can't wait! Hope to see you there :)
I will have steeply discounted pieces from past seasons and a few off-colored/unevenly dyed current season pieces.
Credit cards accepted!
That time of year where I am looking in all the nooks and crannies for inspiration but accidentally get sucked into distraction spirals. This week putting lots down on paper to gather print ideas for next season...
Praveen overseeing the block printing of my jug print. I am exploring continuing a variation of this print for next season, color blocking or added details. Ongoing...
A little "process" post of a new block print coming out next spring....I was still looking at ancient Sicilian mosaics for inspiration and came across a mosaic from Cyprus circa late 2nd/early 3rd Century AD from the sanctuary of the Paphos Aphrodite site. The scene is a depiction of the story of Leda and the Swan, from ancient Greek mythology. If you don't know the story you can find more info here. This block is paired with a Sicilian palm tree so the pattern alternates. Fun times with history!
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." — Desmond Tutu
Design for a new rug in the works...the title is a play with words, as I am half-Spanish and half-Italian in terms of where my parents were born. I usually don't make such literal romantic depictions, but I really like the balance of space and feel it evokes good energy. Things I would want in a home decor item.
I will be bringing lots of samples and overstock to the East River State Park every Saturday in June! Mark your calendars and come and visit - I think there is also the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasbord happening on the same day. Yum.
More info here: http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/brooklyn-2016-summer-popups
The deep charcoal color on the left is now on board to be added to the textiles I will use for my FW16 collection. The grey/brown on the right is what I had asked for, but in a solid, instead I got what is on the left. My contact there said the dye guy went rogue . This is when going rogue is a-ok with me - love it better (thumbs up) and think the silhouettes will look great going with dark charcoal. Hope you do too!
I haven't heard of the Daily Post until this morning. I was reading The Book of Runes by Ralph Blum and he referenced that reading the daily post was a daily practice for him. Anyway, I went on over to the Daily Word site and this was the post for today, which I thought I would share on this blog since it happened to be work-related, and felt very relevant for today: