As a designer I feel that getting out and meeting people that share my passion for fabric, color and design, seeing it through their eyes, expressed in their unique way is enriching and creatively invigorating.
I've been collecting white linens for years. Some treasured family handwork, some picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. I love the history and tactile variety. Mix and match, easy cleaning with a little bleach or lemon juice.
To totally transport you to a dreamy state of mind;
check out the Chanel 2011/12 Paris-Bombay themed fashion show!
So now it's my turn to be the guest blogger on
The Michael Miller Fabrics' Making It Fun blog!
I suppose the question that I am asked the most is,
"Where do you get your ideas from?"
Sometimes things come to me as specific requests
from Kathy Miller, Design Director of Michael Miller Fabrics, who is always out there interfacing with people to learn what's needed in the market; from the sales reps who converse with their accounts to understand what is needed for their customers; from friends, family and colleagues; and from people like you!
But most of the times, it is what I am inspired to do - how I perceive and process the world around me. Sometimes it is a literal translation of a photograph or image; sometimes it's just something whacky that I come up with; and occasionally it is something that I think I see and yet it isn't what I had thought it to be - and that's great because then I have come up with a completely original idea!
And last but certainly not least is HUMOR. I try when it is appropriate, to infuse my designs with humor, laughter, comedic irony and tongue-in-cheek juxtaposition. It makes my heart sing when someone looks at my fabric and falls in love with it because it is just… so… darn… cute… and it makes them laugh! Who doesn't like to laugh?
APOTHESCARY is an example of a specific request for prints that are needed in the market: for little boys…