I've been receiving some nice communications from folks who built my Flowers and Envelopes puzzle. Brad O'Sullivan of Smokepress Press, with whom I work on letterpress projects, shared this lovely image of his wife and some of her students completing it.
Here we go! After some time away from making product for the holiday markets, I have restocked my infinity scarves. There are 12 patterns to choose from. All scarves are made from 100% organic cotton knit fabric that has been digitally printed with elements derived from my Powers of Ten series and hand-sewn by me here in my Denver studio. Check out my shop if you are interested. Spring should be nice time to wear them.
Also, I've been working on a new line of surface designs that I look forward to sharing with you in the near future. In the meantime, I hope that you are all well and enjoying the slow shifting season.
The last couple of months have been busy making goods based upon the patterns in my Powers of Ten series. These are 19" x 19" feather-fill pillows created from my surface design collections Crystals, Flotsam, Lilypads, Branches, Pinwhickle and Ropes. Each design is digitally printed on a linen/cotton blend fabric, with a linen/cotton backing fabric and piping. All have a zipper closure.
I'll be selling them this weekend at the Horseshoe Holiday Market here in Denver. It's from 10am to 4pm Satruday at Pavilions. It would be great to see you there! I'll also have them for sale on my site soon. Stay tuned.
I'm now selling 8" x 10" archival prints of my art. There are 5 different images from my Masks series, 5 from my Objects in Place series and 5 from my Ropes series. They are $25 each and can be purchased directly from the shop on my website. They are a standard size and can be framed easily. I've gotten great feedback from those who have already purchased them. Thank you!
I recently began collaborating with my husband Mathias Leppitsch on a furniture line for a newly founded company called Vogel Vau, a design collective that is composed of us and our two good friends Sabin Aell and Randy Rushton. Our first project is a set of three nestling ottomans. I created the textile design which was inspired by my recent Powers of Ten series and Mathias and I worked together on the overall furniture design. These ottomans stack one on top of the other and also nestle close together. They are currently being exhibited as part of Design By Colorado's exhibition that is being held at the McNichols Civic Center Building in downtown Denver through April of 2013.
See more here.
In 2007 I collaborated with Asya Palatova of Gleena Ceramics on a set of plates. Her work is truly lovely with all of her porcelain tableware pieces handmade by Asya in her studio in Pawtucket, RI. This collaboration was brainstormed by the wondrous Sara Grady as a wedding gift for a dear friend of ours. Sara now works as Vice President of Programming at Glynwood Farm which is located in the lower Hudson Valley in Cold Spring, NY. She writes for Edible Hudson Valley and created a great film about Glynwood Farm. I miss her! It was such an honor to work with these women on this project. Our friend was married in Joshua Tree National Park, and in celebration of this, the illustrations depict various joshua tree blossoms. I would LOVE to get these plates into production.
Elyse Allen, artist and designer extraordinaire, taught me how to make both rope and peanut people. She is a remarkable woman. I know of very few artists who can make stunningly gorgeous things while actively pursuing the art of play. Once we collaborated on a whole troupe of peanut people circus performers. They were incredible. Elyse is a favorite of mine and I do believe a good peanut people making session is in high order. But be careful if you make them, because once I had a large family of peanut people in a cold non-winterized sun room that I avoided until warmer weather, and upon returning to it in the Spring, I found a slaughter - all of my little friends had been gnawed away by mice!
Ropes at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art runs from 5 Febraury through 23 May 2010. To commemorate the series, a Coloring Book and Artcard Set with letter-pressed hang tags were developed with designer Justin Fuller of Pencil + Paper and printed and bound by Brad O'Sullivan of Smokeproof Press.