Monday, August 20, 2012

Underwater World

Just passed my scuba diving Padi test, and am a few dives away from being certified for life. Can't wait to explore the fish world. I am nervously excited to meet the different species. Fish of neon and all colors of crayons... big and small, shaped as a ball, while some are of stars.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Red Rose Tea Time

Just ordered this... Isn't it the cutest tea cup you've ever seen?!

Mission while mooning

For our honeymoon, we're heading to Bali. Note to self: 1.) Don't think about work 2.) Survive scuba diving 3.) Do a little textile shopping 4.) Stop in the village of Mas, which is know for their intricate wood carving artistry--find a carved panel to put behind our bed, room screen divider and a wooden day bed for lounging in the backyard;-)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Katie" and "Shannon" Sticks and Stripes Wedding Dresses

This dress was for an Indian wedding. Here is the paisley print/embroidery placement concept. I sketched the paisleys by hand to create a border embroidery on the dress. Mesh shell- Silk/Charmeuse lining

Being in the wedding spirit and all, wanted to post a pic of my beautiful sister, Shannon. I designed this dress for her lovely day, she looked absolutely exquisite~ Fully boned lace-up corset top and bias cut pieced skirt. Silk charmeuse lining- French Lace shell.

Hard to believe...

My Best Friend will soon be my Husband. The countdown is on...18 days. (Yosemite hike, 2011)

"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes"

"Anne of Green Gables", such a witty classic.

Before the Ray of light

Friday, August 3, 2012

1st "Contemporary top" designs to hit stores

This was a big milestone in my career.... Back in 2008, these were the initial sketches that I sent to the buyers as my 1st designs to hit the mass market of "Belk" and "Dillards" as Top-Sellers;) We ran those tops for 2 years straight, in different seasonal fabrications- Watercolor Painting Copyright 2008- All rights reserved by Sticks and Stripes.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

My two little sisters

My sister Shannon and my "little" from BBBS.
Took this pic after a full day of skating. So much fun!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"I'm from Pears... Pears, IL"

This is a piece that I did several years back. It symbolizes the world in which I come from, to the world that I reside in today. Paris, IL (people from Paris call it "Pears", accent included). Paris is where I was born...a town full of corn, lots of trucks and very little fuss. Los Angeles is a city of full-time traffic grind, along with crime such as rape and lack of faith. I sometimes miss the town where the norm was to putt, but am now living in a city full of rush. Watercolor Painting Copyright 2008- All rights reserved by Sticks and Stripes.