The December 2012 CollectionPosted: January 29, 2013
It was so much fun to share in that last post that I decided to write another.
Below see a picture is of Beth; she fell in love with this scarf at a December Holiday sale.
The scarf is 100% silk chiffon, handwoven in rural Cambodia. I took the silk and reworked it like a painting, adding, removing, brushing, altering the textile until finished. I created a dozen scarves in December (and sold all, thank you!), a collection called December 2012. I conceived these as landscapes, not literal, more landscapes of the soul, yet also like the very atmosphere from that month made real, a two-dimensional piece of a time. This description is starting to sound too much like a sophomore creative writing project, but you’ll forgive me, won’t you? Please say yes!
Anyway, Beth and her mother Barbara, both writers, loved this particular scarf so much that Barbara bought it for Beth, who immediately draped it around her head in a single, lovely gesture. Doesn’t she look incredible? Like a Mona Lisa of the 21st century, faux Muslim, those liquid eyes, the slight smile.
Beth, you are a vision.
I hope to create more monthly collections but don’t want to jinx it by promising. That tends to happen.
What follows are some pictures I took one silent, foggy morning and another with snow. Inspiration for the December 2012 collection.
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I hope you have a warm and cozy Tuesday.