Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jazz Funeral for RK Rowell aka Rudy Rowell March 6,2010 Freret Market New Orleans

I hope everyone is going to come out for the Jazz Funeral for Rudy next Saturday at the Freret Market, Freret at Napolean, about 1pm. There will be an art auction that day to benefit the American Heart Association in Rudy's name. We miss Rudy and this will be a great way to celebrate his the life and the people he touched. Let's put the fun in funeral!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Its still carnival time down by de bayou Salvagistas!

I've been burning the midnight oil getting ready for Marburger and trying out new designs for my ~salvagistas~ in big ole Texas. I was pleased that my satin disco inferno blouse sold out so quickly on Etsy - hopefully this means good things to come in Round Top. I hope so!

I have a fashion show this week and it will be complete sewing madness around here til April so may not be able to surface for a while. Wish me luck and let me know what you guys think & will touch base. If you are going to be in Texas for Marburger, please let me know as am planning to be there for preview weekend.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Of Liberty of London Chintzes, Doberge Cake and going LOW CARB

It's Lent.

Ah once again we must turn away from the evil sucre, flour and all things pale and tasty.

I combined these sweet vintage liberty of London chitzes left to me by my Aunt Alice and heavenly heirloom laces into cuffs for Round Top. Yummy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mardi Gras and Superbeaulx Over, time for Round Top/Marburger

Ah the magic of Margi Gras and the Superbeaulx is so over- it is time to get cranking out the next 6 weeks of work for Marburger Round Top and costumes for the Indie film I've been working on. The film will shoot in three weeks and Texas is in 6 weeks.Ungawa!

I can tell you how fresh and festive and Spring-like its been looking in my studio. I dug out the sweetest Liberty chintzes left to me by my aunt Alice and have been festooning lace and ruffles and linen all around. My camera is out of commish or would have taken pictures already. Needless to say we're getting a much needed dash of color in just the right tones of pink, teal and cornflower blue with of course the whitest white,cream,tea dyed linens and such.

I've been inspired by the dull dead plants all around contrasted with the costuming and flights of fancy we've had due to New Orleans festivities. I'll cheerfully take the cold any day it brings the winning Saints team, marching bands springing up out of shadows and feathers in the air.

Spring is just around the corner and it feels so good, considering the cold wet winter and the loss of our dear friend Rudy and his wise counsel about all things southern, fun, and super fried.It's Ash Wednesday so off to forget the revelry and back to work.
See yall in texas!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Complete and utter chaos getting ready for San Francisco International Gift Fair and Round Top Next

You may want to squint before looking at this photo:

It is painful to post but it is part of what has been driving me crazy.My home is a chaotic mess due to making stuff.I know it is true because Heather came home with news of this crazy fab studio today and we both considered moving all of our crap there and maybe ourselves too as this house is just not big enough for all of our stuff, plus art stuff plus pets.We cant afford it one bit yet somehow it doesnt matter as it looks so much better than what we have now.

I have to get this room cleared out in a few days for these new/old fixtures purchased to organize all the crap in here. And, I am still shipping out for the San Francisco Show and then have a 6 week turn around for Round Top/ Marburger Antique Show. Did I mention my rep wants me to go wholesale and just take a few accounts. I will be the lace ruffle farm.

Plus I am costuming one film, working on pre production for a video and then a producing gig for a documentary. Plus Mardi Gras, raising money for this scholarship fund at work and planning Rudy's Jazz Funeral.Scratch this as a photo of my sewing room, this is my brain off of drugs. And not one of this events has been enough to raise enormous bucks, but I am still interested in them so we shall see.

So this is just a portion of the clean up job ahead. I think the box of industrial sized garbage bags should do the trick, eh?