studio journal

"I am abusing the concept of ruffles."

"I am abusing the concept of ruffles."

Phil blurts: "You're abusing the concept of everything!" He waves his arm to include Mike. "That's what you do! Both of you." I do not protest.
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orrin/enid orrin/enid orrin/enid

orrin/enid orrin/enid orrin/enid orrin/enid orrin/enid orrin/enid orrin/enid orrin/enid orrin/enid I should go to bed.
Remembering Norma Bliss, who has taken flight

Remembering Norma Bliss, who has taken flight

I had purple hair and drove a ’67 Chevy Caprice I had glued things to and painted … and she wore black wings and drove her ostentatiously large shiny red pickup truck with her name emblazoned on the front! It only made sense that we’d meet up in her driveway and chat.
She does not disappoint.

She does not disappoint.

After San-D bought "Two-Tone Life" she wrote and said it would match a new shoe purchase. So I knew this was going to be good ...
What I'm Staring At: don't step on the crack

What I'm Staring At: don't step on the crack

She puts it simply: "Exploring things found in sidewalk cracks."
Secret Lentil in the dreamworld, as told by Johannah

Secret Lentil in the dreamworld, as told by Johannah

"I had a dream about the cowl, the capelet and the slip ... 
secret lentil 2017 holiday gift guide

secret lentil 2017 holiday gift guide

Gifts for under 20 dollars! Gifts that fulfill awkward co-worker obligations! Gifts for the artist and adventurer! And of course, let's just say it: Gifts for your own damn self!
This Shoe Was Stolen From Russell F. Speirs, who took this picture ...

This Shoe Was Stolen From Russell F. Speirs, who took this picture ...

... he made up for it by mailing me fantastic Thurber-esque cartoons, some of which I didn't realize were also adult-esque until years later. (A well-endowed woman wearing pearls with the caption "Whose cellar door is good for sliding down? Mrs. Gotrocks, that's who!")
Secret Lentil at Design Outside The Lines

Secret Lentil at Design Outside The Lines

... our theme is "Form Study" — or as I like to call it, "informed chaos" — an exploration of how improvising with forms can help you open up (and/or revolutionize!) the creative process in your sewing work. 
Yes! Much translucent ethereal scrunchy matte black silk

Yes! Much translucent ethereal scrunchy matte black silk

Also — you know how I don't do custom work? I don't. But once in a while someone asks me for something and the stars, planets and coffee mugs are aligned sooooo perfectly that it's easier to say yes ...
black and white stripes. black linen

black and white stripes. black linen

"Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, 
wearing stripes with plaid comes easy."

— Albert Einstein