Friday, September 30

and here they are

Linen Schminth scarves in new colors.

Monday, September 26

making scarves today

mmmm linen.

Thursday, September 15

intimate witness: julie persons

intimate witness is a series of clothing I'm making inspired by the nature photography of Julie Persons. I love her subject matter, but it's more than that.  These aren't cold scientific macro shots of beetles, moths, toads ... for one thing, they are just simply more gorgeous than that.

But there's something else: I can feel that Julie is there.  In each picture she is saying "Here is a moth that landed on my screen."  "I found this bug in the woods this morning." She is an intimate witness, directly connected and willing to share - just as some of our mutual favorite witnesses (Mary Oliver, E.B. White) have shared nature and their natures with us.

Friday, September 2

space monkeys and jackhammers

I have been showered with onderful surprise gifts today for no apparent reason! There was a knock at my door early this morning - my friend Karen stopped by with a super lovely space monkey pillow I had been admiring on etsy recently. Now I know why it disappeared, she bought it for me! It's from bonspiel whose work I have admired for a long time.

And then this afternoon my friend Shaerie came to visit. She's in town from the other coast and is the owner of the magic fabric / sewing space Sew L.A. She is a proper sewist who follows rules and teaches other people how to as well, but somehow she manages to be friends with this old scofflaw.

It turns out that the photos of me using my cheap crappy scissors have been irking her to no end so she brought me a pair of Ginghers. My first real pair of scissors! They're spring loaded and so precise and wonderful to hold.

I am grateful for my wonderful thoughtful friends.

In other news,

construction out my studio window is in full force. I can't pick my nose or run around naked in here, there are men out my window! I'm not saying I ever did, I'm just saying, now I can't.