Sunday, January 31, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Last night I took a Intro to Letterpress workshop at Intima Press. It was amazing. Working with 15th century metal type is a tedious, manual, time-consuming process that could not be further from the digital technology I work with day in and day out. It was just what I needed on Monday, having felt comatose from sitting in front of the computer for 8 hours straight.
After thinking much too long and hard about it, I selected a quote by Picasso: "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." This idea sticks with me and comes out in my desire to constantly learn and demystify techniques so that by the time I'm an old lady, just maybe, I may have the ability to make anything.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
For Ron's 30th birthday I wanted to give him something original
that would capture this time in his life. I made a tie to signify the accomplishments he has already achieved so far, and the goals he has set for himself as he begins this new chapter in his life.
I was really excited to work with Liberty of London fabric for the first time and navigate my way through an unfamiliar pattern, learning quite a few new hand stitches as I went along. I think Ron looks really dapper in his new tie-- the rich berry colors sparkle against his crisp white shirt and the navy suit tones everything down to create a perfect, and timeless, ensemble.