Monday, January 13, 2014

Creative Strategy

When I start working on a textile or garment, or a new collection-- I often initially think of somehow combining "opposites" in the work. Dark/light, positive/negative, cool/warm, etc. Would this more structured blouse/jacket/ skirt look good with a loose, painterly print? Would this pristine piece of cotton look more interesting if I dyed it to look like it was dirty or stained? Is this a lighthearted collection in feel, or something more melancholy? Can I somehow make something fun and introspective? When I am stuck creatively, asking these questions helps get me started working.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


I did not plan or expect to take these pictures today. As I was dyeing fabric, in my dye studio, which is my back yard, I was thinking about photography, and inspiration, (recent photographs by Kate, and Lauren, and Claire). 

I love being able to work outside year 'round, and will take care of the garden while I wait for fabric to dry. 
As I was waiting for a textile to dry today, I picked a lime blossom, a banana leaf, and a blood orange that had cracked and had fallen to the ground, and played around, documenting the results.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Megan McIsaac + ERMIE for Synonym Journal #3

All photographs by Megan McIsaac, Model: Amelia Rose Barlow. Clothing ERMIE. Jewelry by wenvrsleep, other accessories: model's own.  

 Photographer Megan McIsaac and I collaborated on a short photo editorial for submission to Synonym Journal, #3, Cliffhanger. 

One of the photographs from this series, was chosen for the centerfold! Take a look here, and to purchase the Journal- it's full of wonderful contributors such as Claire Cottrell, & Shin Okuda.

The images above, while not making it into the Journal itself, are some of my alternative favorite captures from the shoot. Enjoy. 

Many thanks: Megan, Amelia, Amelia Giller and Leigh Patterson!


Friday, January 3, 2014


Trying to take photos of subjects, settings, that I don't normally shoot: here are a few images of my studio mate's daughter at the park...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014