Sometimes the impetus for a new design or a new variation in my work is a new NEED. Like – I NEED SOMETHING NEW TO WEAR! I like to wear my own work, the baby can pull on it and it won’t break and she can put it in her mouth and it won’t be the end of the world. Besides – they work well with my t-shirt and jeans wardrobe (I’ll add a sweater if it’s cold). I don’t wear very exciting clothing, so I try to make sure that my jewelry and shoes are interesting.
The cute red fabric here was a really small pair of Ralph Lauren pants I found at the local thrift store. I’m one of those girls who looks at cute little clothes for little girls and thinks – wouldn’t it be funny to chop that up and make it into something a more average sized girl could wear. It’s pretty cathartic to ruin one of those size two pairs of pants – and then to do something creative and expressive with the results.
Now – if you happen to be a cute skinny girl – well good for you, but let’s face it most people aren’t, and we all need to work harder to take care of ourselves (check out Go Red by the American Heart Association) but we don’t need to be little to be beautiful… and can I say how much I love the new Dove commercials with the real size girls! Wonderful!