I’m so pleased to be featured in “Little Thing” (China) magazine . It’s a beautiful issue – all about mushrooms!
The article features some of my early things – when I was just beginning and it’s nice to visit those ideas again. You can see the interview here.
And right next door to my interview is another with The Fabulous Mister Finch!
The magazine is beautifully put together – there is even a pop up.
And in keeping with the fungi theme I’ll leave you with a little preview of a Sri Threads mushroom I’m working on.
week 18 in my “this is where i am from” year long project:
A look at my progress wall – the things I don’t completely despise:
And a little painting inspired by this email from my much older sister :
” Remember just outside the fence at the corner by the little dump there was a very fragrant (in the spring ) apple tree. It was a good place to sit on the fence and Ginger ate the wormy apples in the fall”
I worked up-state this weekend – warm days and freezing nights – perfect.
A rat with a very ratty back made from mrs. brown’s skirt. The remains of that skirt have been languishing in deep storage but it occurred to me last week that the strange weave would make a fabulous rat. It’s difficult stuff to sew but that difficulty inspired this new back detail/ texture I like, especially in profile.
And a delicate songbird – I began about a year ago.
She made a lot of progress over the weekend and this may finally be her week.
I also spent some time wondering around and looking at stuff like this down on it’s luck house.
There are a few more weekend photos on instagram. And even so early in the season there were a couple great yard sales and a friend with a glorious old farmhouse was down sizing before a move and gave me some marvelous things, so I hauled back a toyota full of treasures I’ll show you later.
week 17 in my “this is where i am from” year long project:
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I meant to show you something else this week, I’ve been working on a little painting of Ginger and the wormy apple tree, but on Monday night I dreamed of another place – the brook. The dream left me with such a particular sensation I wanted to try to express it. The brook had a distinctive feature, what seemed to be a magic ability that I’d like to show you another time but Monday’s dream was of a grey and stormy day and the water surging and tumbling and swirling through the tunnel under our street and rising terrifyingly up the steep grassy banks.
Made from antique Japanese textiles – a gift from Sri Threads. And inspired by the little fragment of a garment in the photo below that would not stop saying rutabaga to me.
I love an assignment. This week I’m giving myself a fun mini assignment and you’re invited to participate if you like. The subject is “little mysteries”. The only rules are: that I take a photo ( with my phone) every day that feels a little mysterious to me and post it on instagram. Pretty easy. I have an extra busy week working on orders from my shop and wholesale orders for catbird, BHLDN and Fortuny. I try to encourage myself to experiment in at least small ways regularly and I think that it’s even more important to do that when I’m very, very busy producing. It’s also very easy not to do when crunched for time so I made this a fun, easy and for me, very appealing assignment. In case you’re not instagramy I’ll update this post with them as well. I’d love to see your little mysteries and if you like you can use the hash tag #littlemysteries or leave a link to your photo in the comment section.
Here is little mystery #1
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week 16 in my “this is where i am from” year long project:
Progress on my painting of the far swamp. I so wanted to post it finished today but it’s not going to happen – I’ve got to pack and ship and sew. I’ll update this post later this week when I finish – here’s a couple for now – newest to oldest.
update : finished
A few new springish things I’ve finished lately.
week 15 in my “this is where i am from” year long project:
Over the stone wall, across the road, past the tiger lilies and into the far swamp.
This is a pencil sketch for a painting.
Color, courtesy of Sri Threads – a deeply inspiring pallet.
Stepehen (of Sri Threads) is traveling in Japan right now – I love following his travels on his blog and facebook .