Creativity Prompts

When I wake up in the morning, I make coffee.  I feed the cat. I sit down with a pen and notebook and start to write. Then the cat comes to sit on my lap, and I have to readjust the pen and notebook to fit on top of her. I’ve been doing the same thing,…

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Traveling Light

As I may have mentioned, I love packing systems.  I love closets and organization and the idea of traveling efficiently, lightly, and with style. The parameters for this trip were-  look good, without having much luggage. Not favoring technical clothing (the smell of synthetic fabrics irritates me) -our version of efficient packing is built around…

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creative process

I tried to write a list of things I would do as “play”- for fun: bicycling with no destination and no hurry reading fiction books making clothes for myself drinking coffee talking about relationships anything sort of mysterious and magical stories Isn’t it funny:  writing about play is challenging for me. It could be, that play…

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Play :: Silhouettes

because, at 34, I’m just starting an outfit of the day project (you know, #ootd ).  It’s a tumblr.  Daniel takes the photos.  As an art project-  it’s a little challenging.  When I look at the pictures, I can see my mood over time.  Some days I look wary.  Some days I see peace and…

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fresh paint.

our current plan for the studio/ store refresh.  And yes, it’s going to snow a foot today (ack!) What you see:  a pretty pearl gray for the wall, matching a swatch of silver silk. A reorganization of the front window area, with a new multi-layer hanging rack –  better display of pretty underthings.  A settee.…

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timing.

I am, by far, most effective and productive in the morning, and when I’m working alone.  To the point that I’m very guarded about that time period, refusing meetings before 10am and generally resenting interruptions.  The irony is, I actually spend that time not literally ‘working’ –  more often it’s spent learning something-  language of…

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working together….

Recently Daniel & I decided we’d start cooking more at home: saves money, avoids crowded restaurants (which I can’t stand), and should give us more variety-  even in a town as restaurant-rich as portland, we can get bored.  Plus, our standards for restaurants have been set too high. Since for the most part the only…

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birthday bouquet

it was six feet tall.  pure wild.  from the darling chelsea.   I’m a leo, and was thoroughly entertained last week when a smart young woman I only barely know guessed my sign, saying “I knew you had to be a leo, you are so feisty!”  (ha)

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shop + studio

We are underway with major changes down there on wharf street.  episode one of the changes is mostly done-  a re-flowing of the workshop and boutique shop.  There’s more focus on displaying the bras and panties, there’s more space and more flow through the work-area, and a new machine.  (that zigzag that is making our…

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