i love clothes
all my life i have loved clothes
my mother sewed for me when i was young
wide leg bell bottoms and butterfly sleeved pinafores
at 13 i started sewing all my own clothes
overalls, walking skirts, bolivian milkmaid jackets
dressing is an art to me
it expresses more than the moment
it is a gathering of where i’ve been, what i find beautiful,
a conversation between color, pattern and texture,
a painting made live
a ritual and a poem
sometimes i don’t talk about what i think about clothes
their power, spirituality and ability to time travel but
sunday i got to play with someone who’s gift i truly cherish
and who totally understands the depth of dressing…
paul and i played the pieces into place until we’d fashioned
the beginnings of a funky gown for me to wear and storytell! yay!!!!!!
and check out paul! he’s not only a gorgeous fabulous friend! he’s an awesome teacher through sf city college and through craftsy and invented the getta grip clip!!!! you can see the clips in action in the photographs. totally revolutionary.
i can’t wait to post the final dress in all its glorious treeness! and believe you me, this is just the beginning!!! now i want a dress for every book i make! and paul’s the man to help me dream BIG!!! this one was a quicky, you should see what other plans we have!!!!
(*look at sky! she leaned into paul as he was working. maybe we’ve got another designer in the family!? one can only hope!)