Thank you for helping with the Perfectionism book! It will be out in the late fall.
My creative talents have taken a marvelous screeching turn to the left. I’m making costumes for a friend who is starting an antique photography business, and I’m immersed in the world of lace, ribbons, and stays. What fun! My brain is enjoying working three dimensional, and the lull of the sewing machine has become my waking meditation.
This photo was my inspiration for a saloon girl dress. I have to say my creation is a dead ringer for this one. Does everyone have an Inner Saloon Girl? When I tell people what I’m making, there’s an enthusiastic response.
And this photo is the inspiration for my Gibson Girl blouse with leg o’ mutton
sleeves. I know. Who even knows what that is, but I do because I love clothing and the craftsmanship that goes into interesting fashion. My blouse is white with a lot of lace overlay on the front. After completing those gargantuan puff sleeves (requiring 8 gored pieces each), I said to a friend that I’m ready for my honorary degree in architectural engineering.
What fun things do you do to give your mind a creative vacation? How do you invite the muse? I’d love to know.