one: Bracelet, Another Feather (see more here)
two: Caftan, Prism of Threads (see more here)
three: “You Are Beautiful” Greeting Card, Gramercy Studio (see more here)
four: Cement Ceramics, Studio Twocan (see more here)
As most of you know I had a baby last October, Baby Jack, and he has totally rocked our world. He is an awesome little pal and I am totally obsessed with him! (hence my Instagram feed) Honestly though, he has been so much fun to have around. I am continually inspired by him and to make things for him. This transformation in my life has naturally impacted my approach to Gramercy Studio. When I am brainstorming ideas and designs I can’t help but think of so many things I would love to see Jack using / wearing / or surrounded by.
For as long as I can remember I have been drawn to the freedom of loose, organic designs. I love an unexpected wiggle in a line – an indication that there is a human on the other end of the brush. I seem to gravitate to all the inky, messy forms; whether Sumi Ink drawings, abstract expressionism or Rorschach ink blots.
I have heard people remark that they don’t enjoy abstract art, especially abstract expressionism, because they think it looks like something they could have made. Ironically, that may be the very reason I love it so much! It feels real. It feels human.
For this current collection (which is about 1/2 complete and only 1/4 up on the shop site) I created several greeting card designs using a loose hand and ink style to express straight-to-the-point heart messages. I have really been enjoying this process of working, it feels free and authentic and I am really excited to be sharing the results with you!
I write this post, the first post of an exciting new Gramercy Studio, with an eight month old baby boy sprawled out on my lap. My writing skills are rusty and I can’t help but feel nervous as I venture back out into the big, scary world of business and blogging. It has been two years since Gramercy Studio was originally launched and in that time my life has taken some dramatic twists and turns which, inevitably, has had an impact on my work.
I am so excited to share my new babies (human baby and work baby) with you! Thank you so much for joining me on this great adventure.