I love this old picture of my sister Jan. I know the photo is black and white but I remember this dress being red velvet with off white lace trim and an off white organza like skirt. My mother probably made it as she made a lot of our clothes when we were young girls.
Jan is coming to visit me today and I can hardly wait. We plan to work together in my studio for a whole week with a few side journey's. Perhaps we'll make it to the Alameda Flea Market, to the beach for a walk and lunch, or maybe just sitting outside looking at the view with a glass of wine. She and her husband recently moved from Dallas to Medford Oregon, a little closer to me so I think we'll see each other more often.
I'm starting to get applications for teaching and vending for 2013 and as always I wonder what I have to offer that people want to learn. If you're reading this and have something special you'd like to take a class from please let me know what that is.
I have been formulating upcycled clothing classes in my head and have some ideas that I am excited about and really want to teach but have no idea if anyone would be interested? The class would not require any advanced knowledge of clothing construction, would not require you to bring many supplies. Would this make the class more inviting? I always like teaching dye classes and am happy to keep doing that, ribbons, fabrics, scarves. I can teach nuno felting with different projects, wrist wraps and scarves or book pages. I am most recently involved in creating upcycled clothing from vintage slip dresses to refashioning shirts.
I would love to hear any thought from readers pertaining to classes and your ideas!!
To see classes I'm teaching this year please visit Art Unraveled and Art Is You Petaluma (click on the side bar where you see them listed).