Archive for the Artistry Category

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Get Ready!

What if I were to tell you there’s a better way to get clothes? What if I were to tell you there’s a cheaper way? What if I were to tell you that there’s a faster way? What if I were to tell you that there’s a […]

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Working with Multiple Prints

This is really hard to do, but with designer help you can learn a lot.  The recent (F/W 2014) Kenzo show is a great tutorial in how to put print with print. This is a great place to start – not too much is going on here.  […]

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Elegance with a Dare

I’m not one to shy away from a good fashion trend or for that matter a good dare. But here’s the deal – dare without real elegance isn’t fashion at all, it’s really just another ho-hum moment, and particularly with the plethora of nude bodies on the […]

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The Art of War – 2

Yesterday, I talked about reading this wonderful book. Pressfield talks about how to approach your endeavor, whether it’s creating your own clothes, or working on designing/making a new wardrobe or creating a new company – all of these fall of the banner “creating”.  Pressfield believes that everyone […]

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The War of Art

There’s so much to this book, I hardly know where to start. Steven Pressfield did an interview on OWN with Oprah (click the above graphic to see the whole interview), and I took copious notes during the interview, but immediately bought the book, and I immediately love […]

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Another book

I’m in the midst of actually reading (usually I’m listening to books – it’s faster and easier in my studio), another book – entitled The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield.  It’s really wonderful, but haven’t read […]

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Individuality…..where, what, how?

I’m not sure this is the best title for this blog, but it will have to do. I read this fascinating blog post this morning, and the title is not much better than mine, but she makes a very interesting exploration into the way we dress, or […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Making Art a Practice) 4

For the final group of quotes, here are some of her techniques she uses as exercises to get you into the right frame of mind for creating – and the author is clear that creating can be in many forms.  This is probably the reason that this […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Make Art a Practice ) 3

All through the book, Bennett has wonderful quotes beginning each chapter.  For chapter 2 The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. The further down: The purpose of  our art practice is to sharpen both our outward vision […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Making Art A Practice ) 2

Here are some more juicy tidbits from Cat Bennett’s Making Art A Practice: How about this….. An art practice is a way to nurture and grow our creative spirits. The she gives five basic aspects: The first is to declare our intentions to make the art we […]

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