Tuesday, September 27, 2011

autumn rorschach

Just the beginning of the new Autumn textiles are in my Etsy shop today. I named the patterns the first thing that came into my mind when I looked at them and then I found myself looking for the source of the name…

Unearth because this past year has been a truly life-changing time in which I felt like I uncovered myself.  
Spun because the tiny pinwheels reminded me of a spinning spool of thread. The very thing that holds my creations together. 
 Roam because the peaks in the print are leading me to search for something wonderful.
Drift because the graphic brushstrokes that became the pattern feel so strong and at the same time as if they were floating gracefully. Just how I would always wish to feel.

Monday, September 12, 2011

textile jewelry

I like to pack light. In fact, over the years, I’ve been faithful to the same small over-the-shoulder bag for weekend getaways and three week holidays alike. It’s been mostly successful but there are times when I’m longing for another pair of sandals or a favorite scarf that didn't make the cut. In recent months I’ve been on the road a lot and generally packing hurriedly at the last moment. One thing (besides my laptop) that I absolutely never leave home without is a small leather pouch of jewelry. In it are a few key pieces: earrings made by my sister Zoe, my ruby ring from India, my Swiss Army watch and now my new textile necklaces. Textile jewelry is so easy to pack and wear, roll it up and tuck it in the corner of your bag, or better yet, wear it on your travels. I haven’t taken mine off since I finished tying the last knot. 

Find more details in my shop: Untold Imprint