Oh! Would you look at this. Can you hear my heart beating faster? Sarah , one of our designers, sent me this amazing link today about these Indian Mud Huts shown on Moon to Moon. And ever since I am dreaming about them! With so many booth projects coming up for PAPAYA! and for LEELAH this really has me inspired. Last series of booths we did was based on Berber Tribal Tents, looks like I'm circling similar themes. But then again maybe I'll scrap my house entirely and adopt a gorgeous painted home alltogether. I can't imagine a more enchanted use of materials. Do you think this is free hand or stencils? (I'm thinking free hand) I've got to do somethings inspired by these. They are too gorgeous to ignore.
Oh those talented folks over at Free People have me digging around this morning. There Vintage Loves section has a lovely Festival Girl page that is toting fabulous old 70's dresses. Which inspire me to no end. And I would probably wear them daily if I where a size zero. (since they poof in all the craziest places they're hard to wear). They remind me of my childhood and hold a special nostalgia for me.You've heard me talk about her before, but my mom, in the era I was born sported some seriously good hippy garb. See her here in her homesteading clique in Alaska. She's the one on the farthest left. (And my father is beneath her w the dog) She made clothing for me, herself and her...bellydance troupe. She kept many in an old pink suitcase and as a naughty teen I would pillage her dudds and cut them into early 90's grunge outfits! (I ruined more than a few special pieces.) As hard as I try at times to move into the new century my heart still sings with hippy roots. And even though this was their era, it feels embedded in my sentimental closet.
Spring Breaks quick trip to the coast yielded an entire basket of lovely, smooth, flat rocks from the beach. I've literally even tried to order such rocks on the internet with no luck. So I was pumped to find them everywhere! This is just a start. Still need to get the right matte paint but i intend to paint 100 or so eventually while watching episodes of Game of Thrones and Shameless!
I am the founding artist of PAPAYA! and our flagship, PAPAYA! Living Boutique in Ashland, Oregon, USA. This is my persuit of creative abandon. I'm here to share my artwork, inspiration, travels and lifestyle. To learn more visit the tabs at the top of this blog. Xoxox...