Archive for the Artistry Category

TED Videos

I like these TED videos, but I want to make something perfectly clear here:  I’m not a punker! However that doesn’t mean that a punk rocker doesn’t have something to say to the rest of us, particularly if we’re artist! But she does make an interesting proposition:  […]

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Two awards red carpets & major fall shows

All in one night!!! Whew!!!! So I guess lace on nude was the look of the evening….. Amy Adams Thandie Newton looking very excellent Lily James And finally on the arm of Daniel Day Lewis I swear this was like the memo from CBS to the Grammy […]

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Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

OK – he didn’t call, but that’s my fantasy. I REALLY admire this guy.  Yes, he’s sorta nutty looking and he looks like he wouldn’t invent, discover and paraticularly create anything classic. And let me tell you.  Prima Donna was invented for this guy.  He’s announced when […]

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Mary Katrantzou

Katrantzou – either that’s a new dance or a massive tongue-twister!  Whatever, this young designer is really making a name for herself and really fast.   She’s actually cute and has such a playful way about herself.  She just seems very appealing, in that she appears to […]

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This is my idea of couture

Couture has sort of lost it’s panache and style these last decades or so, but it’s coming back with a vengeance lately, and some from Paris, but amazingly enough a lot from London.  Alexander McQueen was a master at the artful dress, Stella McCartney is making her […]

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Color – don’t you just love it!

Color is one of those things that gets in the way of some of the other elements of design….like: Line, Shape, Direction, Size, Texture and value (light & dark).  And it is one of the most important aspects of design. For example (I think we’ve done this […]

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Creativity Explained….well sorta

It’s really hard to describe the process of creativity, and even further to describe how you develop, hone or otherwise nurture it.  But there are some concrete steps.  Over on Facebook, this little image has been making the rounds and it goes a long way toward explaining, […]

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The V & A as a resource

While researching the previous blog on the LBD (part gazillion an a half), I stopped on the Victoria and Albert Museum site and it was so full of resources, I couldn’t resist.  The museum was set up as a resource for designers and artisans.  Now talk about […]

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Be Gentle With Yourself

I know I used this in my last post and even though everyone understands it, do they really? Here’s a wonderful article by a cancer survivor, and yes she talks mostly about the post-cancer survival, but one of her survival venues she uses is sewing. I liked […]

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Invisioning a Project

This can be one of the most valuable tools a sewist can have.  And I won’t lie to you, it comes with practice.  A lot of folks think it’s a gift, but it’s not.  It’s practice. If you think Picasso fell out of his mama’s womb knowing […]

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