September 12, 2010

Things that make you go Hmmmmmmm.....


So many people ask me (wait a minute, that's a major exaggeration! LOL. Let me start that again).

Every once in a while, someone asks me how I was inspired to do this 'mosaic' style of upcycled clothing. I never really knew the answer, until this weekend, duh, it hit me right in the face.

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Yup, these are my paintings. Very old ones mind you....but look at what I was painting!

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I did an entire series called Maps for about 3 years. I have so many of them at my mum's house, I'll have to get pictures one day. But here's another example.

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It's interesting that at the time I was really interested in color (as well as lack thereof ~ I'm big into monochromatic work!) but now in sewing this habit has evolved to print and color.

When I look at these images.....well, it all seems to make sense to me now :)

So there you have it...my answer to the masses ;) of why I create this style of upcycled kids clothing. And that's my personal lesson of the weekend.

xo,
shari

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow...so cool! You really ought to make a dress with those colors in the first painting!

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