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self actualization in a discovery mode

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tennessee Presents Textiles

Well, we (the Tennessee Presents Textiles committee) are gearing up for an exhibit at the Athen's Living Heritage Museum presenting numerous regional textile artists' work. The exhibit is to showcase a flavor of the upcoming runway show featuring national artwear artist Rachel Clark and hopefully help to sell tickets to the event (November 13th). And ,of course, I am one of the regional artists ,so I have a vested interest in all of this craziness. If you look closely at the pictures you can see a corset, a blue wrap coat and a kimono coat of mine. Sorry the pictures came out so blurry, I must need to readjust the settings on my camera. It has been fun working on this event but now the promoter side of me has to sit back and I need to get the rest of my jackets done. The blue jacket on the manikin in the upper right of the lefthand picture is the blue fabric that was laying on the bed in the picture before this entry. Keeping busy, enjoying life...til next time.....chio

Sunday, August 15, 2010

working, working

I am in working mode now! Have a runway show coming up November 13th (Tennessee Presents Textiles) and 'the pedal is to the metal' in getting coats made. Here are three panels of fabric that I just created that will be turned into jackets. My vote is for the brown one. I think I will make it my size so that if it doesn't sell, I can wear it! It has an oriental feel to it and that is always my favorite. Next panel currently on the table to be made is rich chocolate browns and the one after that is bright oranges/reds. The orange/red will probably be a vest/corset. Even I would hesitate to wear too much of this red/orange combo. One step in front of the other and I will wake up one day and my goals will be a reality. This is basically the plan that got me through college. A friend told me that Winston Churchill became the prime minister of England when he was 64, so taking that as inspiration, I've got plenty of time to rule the world.....