It’s getting close! Here are some progress photos I’ve snapped over the past two days while creating my new line of work to honor all things tea. The new work will be part of the “Tea Ceremony” collection. A brief but fun look. The whole process is getting me excited for my trip to Arrowmont this weekend to assist instructor John Cogswell in his “Delightful, Diminutive Teapots” week-long intensive workshop. Nervous and excited. Enjoy!
Fun, and I mean FUN was had at the Midwest Fashion Week runway show benefiting the Autism Society of America. Berny Martin sure did shine with his massive production that took place at the Scottish Rite Cathedral at 8pm Saturday. Catherine Fritsch, talented Indianapolis fashion designer and owner of Sweet Revenge Lingerie, coordinated with me and several other local artists as we showed our work on the lovely mezzanine area overlooking the mile-long (okay, it SEEMED like a mile long) runway.
After a bit of understandable confusion of models, outfits, vendors and placements, I finally met my stunning jewelry model Kasi Shelton. Catherine set me up with Kasi, and informed me that she could wear anything I could dream up, and that I could choose complimentary clothing – instead of the other way around. Wow! That was different, refreshing, exciting – scary. In that order.
So, I chose the new Rings of Saturn neckpiece and earrings I had just created, then selected the dress from the many options Catherine provided.
After doing that (and waiting until the last possible moment) I decided to add a bunch more rings to the necklace, and to the earrings. So I cut a couple dozen new rings in a couple of sizes and started adding them to the necklace…and you know what? I didn’t like it. So I took almost all of them back off again, eventually settling on the addition of two. Yeah, just two. And two more for each earring. Guess the original design was pretty good.
What do YOU think?
Comments from real people are always appreciated…