|A small moth that I pin to the waist of a dress or coat.|
In another life I would have been a clothing designer. I could spend hours swooning over dresses designed by Sylvie Facon or Alexandra Drenth. If you've ever seen their work you'd understand the attraction. If you haven't, check them out. I cannot imagine being that talented, and I wonder how they ever part with their creations.
So, this weekend, I took some time and played with my sewing skills. I realized once again how much I don't know, yet I am oddly pleased with what transpired. This first pic shows two plain dresses I rarely wore. But recently I came across a cardigan in a thrift shop, too small for me, sporting these gorgeous feathers. Now most of you know my fondness for all things "birds" so I think these feathers perk up the dresses.
I have been working on this brooch for a long time. Each feather is designed based on an actual bird feather. They have been appliqued and embroidered and then arranged in a cluster. It's large and is meant to be worn as an art centerpiece. The following pic shows it on my vintage Flax duster.
I have found when I take a break from the paints and paper and focus on another creative outlet, it brings all kinds of energy back to my "real" work. But in another life, I'd be chasing after Facon and Drenth.