We've teamed up with Photographer & Creative Producer Danny Owens again for our Summer Look Book for the Fragment Collection. We couldn't have been happier with the results.
Producing new work is a monumental task. Between the initial sketching all the way through producing the finished pieces - it's challenging, exhausting, thrilling, and fulfilling. Once the collection is complete I'm tapped out. I find it hard to put my self in a place where I can dream up how to make these pieces look good in photos for a look book, let alone find a model, style the clothing, and scout a location. Enter Danny. He is the creative producer exhausted artists dream of. He took my tiny visions and dreamed up something more spectacular than I could have done on my own.
I drove to Portland to meet him and his Stylist, Danielle Davis and the Model Emily Mills. We headed east towards Rowena Crest and photographed along the way. It was incredibly windy which presented a challenge we weren't entirely prepared...
"If you wish your children to think deep thoughts, to know the holiest emotions, take them to the woods and hills, and give them the freedom of the meadows; the hills purify those who walk upon them."
If I were able to trace the path of my brain on any one day it would look like jacked up maze. Like the trajectory of a ping-pong ball whacked as hard as possible in a rubber room.
One moment I'm making a lunch for my daughter and taking her to school, the next I'm trying to find an image to share on Instagram and to say something meaningful and engaging about it. Then I'm designing a logo for someone, an hour later I've got to stop because a stockist is coming by to pick out some new things for their shop, and then I'm polishing a ring, and on to pick my child up from school.
It's a chaotic mess. And even though it sounds like a very fragmented and crazy path, it still comes back and forms a complete circle. My life is in constant juxtaposition and I love it. We...
WOW! West Seattle you rocked our world. Our best Summerfest EVER! Connecting with new friends, selling past clients their 4th or 5th pieces, and even stepping away from the booth for an evening to enjoy a night off - there were so many great things about this Summerfest. Thank you!
We are elated to announce that we now are carried by two more FANTASTICAL shops!
TWILIGHT GALLERY - West Seattle
4306 SW Alaska St.
Twilight has gone through a major overhaul in the last few years and it is a sight to behold. A tiny gem of an art gallery in which EVERY piece has a story, and Tracy and her staff know them all. They also have a rotating artist in residence in their back space. It's so awesome to go talk with the artists and watch them work. GO. You wont be disappointed.
VELOURIA - Pioneer Square
145 S King St.
Cat & Chika of Velouria curate a special place. They specialize in small production, independently-made clothing, jewelry, and accessori...
Over the last week I told the story of my new collection -the AWA Collection via Instagram + Facebook. If you missed it, or care to read it in it's unbroken entirety here it is.
PART 1 - Experiences have a way of showing you what’s important, what’s needed, when to begin. In the early summer of 2015 I was given some health news that was scary and emotionally charged. There were a lot of unknowns, many Dr. visits, andbig words like cancer and no more children, all during my busiest summer as a maker ever. I ended up having a dual surgery to remove a CANTALOUPE sized ovarian cyst, my right ovary, and my gall bladder. A stroke of good fortune came during the tail end of my recovery and my husband was asked to go to Kauai for a work project. We jumped on the opportunity to go while I was recovering. If I could recover on the couch I could surely recover on a towel in the sand! Emotionally my whole soul needed the trip. Thinking about my future with the words cancer,...