A while back my talented friend and companion-designer, Kathleen sent me these gorgeous images. She said they reminded her of my artwork. How cool is that! These images make me want to give real humans a collagy makeover. I would love to try my hand at something like this in combination with makeup artists, photographer and stylist. Ahhhh well...have to wait for the next life perhaps. There's certainly not any of those milling around my little island.
There are days that I miss having access to people and artists who appreciate the same things. Though Ashland never quite filled that niche for me either. I guess with every region comes it's pro's and cons. No? Today I'm dreaming of people like Curtis Steiner. (That's his cool framed Spanish ...wedding something)
I've never really seen an artist who has such a passion for antique ephemera and applies it with such an edited and whimsical combination. Today i'd like to wear my clunky brown riding boots (no. I do not ride) and my oversized patten leather, grey fancy bag down a chilly spring sidewalk. I'd go to Ballard in Seattle and get a lavender cupcake and a coffee with a leaf pattern on the surface and my cranberry lipgloss on the lid. I'd stroll over to Curtis Steiner's shop
as if I always do. I'd ask loads of questions about golden spoons and beach glass. (A beautiful little video featuring Steiner's artwork is here.) "Did you hand paint these cards? Where is this crown from?" I'd look and look and never buy anything. Because some places just become special in their collection and energy. And sometimes when you take one item out of that special place it seems lost and lonely. It loses the place it came from and you feel like no one knows the magical origins anyways.
If you live near or in Ballard- have a stroll for me this weekend. I'll take a warm water dip for you!