studio journal

Q: what's scrunchy, translucent, and makes you feel magical?

Q: what's scrunchy, translucent, and makes you feel magical?

silk slip dresses from secret lentil

 

 

A: Slip dresses. Scrunchy. Sculptural. Graceful. Ethereal, lightweight, but remarkably sturdy (and washable!) silk. In gray and muted plum. Hand made, hand-dyed, one of a kind. That's what.


artifacting: the creation of artifacts.

artifacting: the creation of artifacts.

secret lentil artifacted linen

Artifact. Artifacting. Artifacted. I remain interested in the creation of artifacts. We are drawn to objects with provenance, with history, drawn to things that show use, wear and repair. We want to see where others' hands have worked, want to place ourselves in relation to those hands, want to be a part of the world of making, unmaking and remaking. To be part of that is to enter the flow of time, without...


Crucial studio tools:

Crucial studio tools:

"I live a little bit on the seat of my pants, I try to be alert and available ...

the loneliness of the hard-working dung beetle

the loneliness of the hard-working dung beetle

I like dung beetles. And I mean really like – a dung beetle pushing a ball of dung is on my short list for tattoo number three. (If that seems gross to you just refer to it as a scarab – oh yes, it's suddenly so noble!) They are a nice shape. They represent intense transformation. They seem sincere and comical at the same time, and I relate to that. And then there's the whole without them we would be drowning in poop factor.

Ye Olden Blogge

Ye Olden Blogge

mad scientist

It didn't start here. Oh heavens no! I've been making clothes for over a decade. WUT. I know. My old Secret Lentil blog started in 2007... I've brought a few favorite posts over, but the whole dang thing is still right here if you wish to burrow through it.