This morning I’m a combination nervous and giddy to say, “We got the cover!!” of @sourceweekly and in such creative, beautiful, talented company!!
Read the full Q&A here or view the rad photo collaboration/mashup here by this thoughtfully planned and executed Fall piece of word- and image-smithery.
Then, come shop all our Fall second-life® clothing, accessories, objects, and handmade jewelry (included in the featured images) in person at Found by @dutchbow, @sheshappydesign, @bryarwolf, @emilygibbonsjewelry and @notionsoflovely.
High fives to the woman-powered dream team @euijingray, @cyrphotographic, @katiedaisy_artist, @sheiladunnart and @hidealchemy!
Q4. What have you noticed as current in ‘art' and ‘style,’ local vs. beyond?
Katie I’ve noticed that lately people are into a minimal look with muted colors and natural textures. While I can appreciate the simplicity and clean lines, I don’t think I will ever venture into that realm. I’ve always been majorly inspired by the loud colors and boundary-pushing patterns of maximalist designers such as Gucci & Versace. In my art, fashion and home decor, I’m always trying to balance the chaos of using all the colors and patterns. It’s like exploring a wonderland with multitudes of gardens and secret places.
Sheila In Central Oregon I’ve noticed a combination of function with fashion (you know, it’s hard to ride a bike in heels). And locally, there seems to be a continued movement of supporting makers and creatives. I have felt tremendously supported by the community here as an artist. And it seems like this trend is happening beyond the Northwest as well which is awesome.
Alicia The trend I’ve been noticing is a movement towards having less; and gal rammit (god dammit) does it feel good! Owning a few really nice things instead of a pile of cheap stuff limits the amount of stuff you need to worry about. I’ve always loved the idea of a wardrobe of interchangeable pieces that all have the same resulting “look,” so you don’t have to think about getting dressed, you can just put on whatever, and it all works together. I’ve also noticed a consciousness for the length of time quality takes to create. It may take longer from the time of ordering to receiving your handmade garment, but you can rest assured knowing that you’ve just supported an individual, and they’ve put real intention and love into your piece. Just as much as you, they want it to last you for many years, too.
Jacq The story. Customers and clients are more and more curious about who made it, why, and when—the source behind the idea, the fabric, the jewelry. Because it matters and spreads passion!