Two Things

Monday, August 26, 2013

Update: I've decided that I'm no longer going to pressure myself into creating or making for social media purposes or image. Instead I'll do so as long as it either benefits my local community, friends, family or my home. So here are the two things I've done creatively that I'd like to share.  

1. I recovered a dress form to act as a "jewelry stand". I like being able to mix and match before wearing it.
2. I redecorated the back of the shop and created a reading corner. It's funny that I'm now into reading more than ever as opposed to my youth. If Sister Susie from HF Elementary could see me now.

What two things have you done lately? I want to know!


Collage my Heart

Monday, August 26, 2013

I'd been thinking about collage art for a quite a while, especially after returning from Paris last summer. Paris in all its glory opened my eyes to art beyond fabric or paint, and particuarly that which incorporates photography. For a gal who didn't study art in collage (I have BSs in Public Health and Chemistry), I felt like a child in a candy store visiting countless Paris museums, day dreaming about colors and hopeful to one day create an inspirational piece about my 2012 France trip. Those day dreams have finally come to fruition through the simple medium of collage, an art technique that suits me just dandy. Collage feels quite natural and personal to me, as if I'm free style rapping or writing a poem. The biggest revelation from being collage active is that it expresses all of my artistic interests in one placd. And, if I am to be an artist, then I must create unique impressions from my heart.

With my new undying affection for collage, join me this month at my shop where I hope to collage among friends and build community at the same time. I'm envisioning nights of paint, photo, glitter, paper, scissors, good snacks, laughs and more. Make sure to bring your beverage of choice.
Hope to see you soon!
PS. The fabric collage I made below is called Zion ;)

Girls Brunch in Bushwick

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Creative Color + Block Art

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Last week I was fortunate to join West Elm Columbus Circle for a very colorful AM session of DIY block art. My job was to show attendees just how easy it is to add a lunch of color to their everyday by simply carving a block of linoleum, dipping it in fabric paint and stamping everything from pillow shams to duvets. Here are a few pictures of our day and proof of how color is contagious :) 


Proudly designed by Mlekoshi playground