Thursday, April 29, 2010

one more thing!

a new tunic
Have I told you (recently) how excited I am to be teaching at Squam Art Workshops again!? I'm thrilled that all of my classes have filled, and am now in the count-down phase. The goal for May is to make a few new printing projects to share as examples of what can be done with stenciling.
My classes always begin with simple silhouettes before we increase in complexity. I thought I'd embellish one of my favorite tunics (brought back from India by my mother).  I look a little silly/self-conscious with my hands on my hips, but I don't know if I will ever get comfortable taking pictures with a timer! And yes, there's that new bag again... this was a photo for the shop listing.
a new bag

 I'll be sharing new one of a kind prints through-out next month. The theme will be botanical and if you have any favorite leaves/flowers,  I'd love your input. Pin It

24 comments:

  1. love the tunic and print - i't looks both organic and modern. i'm really interested in your boots however and would love to know where i can get a pair like them or something similar! thanks!
    lydia

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  2. thanks you two!
    Lydia- these are my favorite boots ever! They're Keens so super comfortable. Although they're high and fur lined for the winter, I've been wearing them in the spring, too. They're great with skirts and jeans alike. commercial over:)

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  3. Gingko and Japanese maple leaves, definitely.

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  4. Tamiko- gingko was next on my list! Japanese maple is a wonderful idea. Thanks!

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  5. So pretty! I have some t shirts that would love this kind of embellishment.

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  6. wonderful! i so wishing that i was taking your classes!

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  7. The tunic looks so cute! I wish I was somewhere close and could take your classes. My suggestion isn't a leaf or flower, but lemons! I've been obsessing over them for a while now. They just scream summer and sunshine to me.

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  8. I love all kinds of leaves, the tunic leaves look great! I wish I was close enough to take classes. I'm looking forward to seeing the others.

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  9. Tonya- I love the idea of lemons!

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  10. Oh,
    I hope to make it to Squam sometime. We don't live far away but I have to save up for it. Your tunic looks great.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  11. I really want to do Squam too and live pretty close, but the whole childcare thing is always an issue. Maybe next year! I think fiddleheads would translate really well to a stencil format, maybe? I just love them, especially since they are a harbinger of summer and one of the first local veges that we can get around here.

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  12. Oh wow Maya, I would love to go. I've never been to squam but I know I'll go eventually. LOVE the apron.

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  13. love it all!

    your photos rock!!! go for it Maya - you rock!!!

    :)

    ~ jess

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  14. Id LOVE to go to SQUAM too but too far to come sad to say (Queensland Australia).

    My suggestion would be ferns monsteria leaves or maidenhair but LOVE the lemon idea too

    What about shells like a simple fan shell or nautilus shell? Feathers?

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  15. would love to attend one of your workshops, but we live tooo far away. Love the purse and tunic...and the sassy photo for the shop. Too cute.

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  16. Dogwood blossoms are my suggestion :) ! Such a cool petal shape. Glad you are going back to Squam Maya.........I'll be there in the Fall this year. Can't wait!

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  17. What a treat to have you as a teacher! I'm sure your students will have a lot of fun. Love the print on the tunic but that bag is awesome!

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  18. I will attend Squam some day! I'd love to take your class.

    I love the Dogwood suggestion!

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  19. Oh, I *am* coming to Squam this year, and taking classes with you, and I cannot wait!! Stenciling is new to me, so I want to try some things that are fairly easy to start with to build up my confidence. But, oh, gingko? Feathers? Japanese maple leaves? I hope I will be grave enough to try some more intricate patterns once I get the hang of it...

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