Feelin’ sappy; love for what I do
I like making clothes that you can wear any day, any time. They fit into your wardrobe, they flatter your figure, they are pretty.
I also like to make pieces that are exciting and playful. You might not wear these pieces every day. Unless you live in Black Rock City. Or work at the circus….or just don’t give a fuck.
I always knew I wanted to pursue some sort of design. Growing up I thought I might one day be a teacher. In high school I had no idea what I wanted to do after graduation, maybe art therapy? In college I studied studio art, mainly ceramics. I don’t ever remember having the feeling of certainty like I do now; the feeling that this is exactly what I am supposed to be doing and I absolutely love it. It feeds me. I am addicted to it. I have so many ideas, I cannot keep up.
I live in a one bedroom apartment and recently moved my bed out into my living room and changed my bedroom into my sewing studio. I’m getting rid of a large part of my wardrobe because I need that closet space for fabric and tools and supplies. I’m thinking of turning half of my kitchen cupboard space into more storage as well.
When I see my work go down the runway, or work with a photographer to bring my looks to life; to tell a story – I feel so blessed that I found my passion. It sounds so cheesy in my head as I type this; it is a perpetual feeling of gratefulness though! I am very excited to continue to grow and become a better designer, seamstress, artist, person.
I do want to live off of my art. I mostly want more of the joy and satisfaction of seeing my work out there, being adored. I have been inspired and I hope that I also inspire. Life has handed me a few lemons and I think I’ve done a good job of painting that shit gold. Cheers to whats to come in 2015.