Thursday, October 9, 2008

Expanding the Parameters

Seen in my mind as recently as this morning....GOLD! Yes, golden colored rods for the panels I am making for Flutter. Can you picture it in your mind too? Magenta panels with black peacock feather stencils, hanging from golden rods?! I am feeling it. A rustic old gold. It will be fantastic. I promise.

I used to paint everything gold. At one point my apartment in San Francisco had a gold toilet seat and claw foot tub. I even painted my TV gold and my phone. It all looked great until you like, sat on the toilet seat or used the phone. I had a golden ear and a golden rear. Yes, live and learn. This was around the same time I was breaking mirrors into pieces and gluing them to pretty much anything. That proved problematic also..can't seem to ever get all the tiny little shards of glass off the floor. I was a budding designer then, I laugh pretty hard when I think about those days.

These days, I have resources and skills, but sometimes with those comes self limitation. A fear of failing and not being taken seriously can really hamper creativity. I am currently working on thinking outside of my own box that I have fashioned. Having Cindy around has really expanded my parameters. Just walking into her store two years ago changed the possibilities I saw for myself. I consider her my mentor. Just watching and seeing what she can take on is a huge inspiration to me, it has enabled me to take on bigger challenges and take risks. I am brewing another big project in the back on my mind, thinking forward to a place where I only get to do what I really want to do.

Anyhow, I am digressing here. I thought I would do a quick update on the status of that new line of pillows and panels and look what happens! So, the panels have been screened by Sari, and I must say they are more incredible than I imagined they could be. The fabric for the pillows is on the way and I am so excited to hand it over to her to work her magic on them. I would give us about two weeks to get them in to the shop, just in time for November! I can't wait to see.

Oh and as my mind spins, and I just met a woman upholsterer with very funky style....am thinking of how to use her skills to their fullest potential! My mind is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get when you wake up on Thursday morning. That was said out loud in my best Forrest Gump voice..

XO
Susan

2 comments:

flutter said...

oh susan...you are brilliant what's this big project...I got to know. oh the fall, it is so inspiring! what a lucky woman I am to be surrounded by all these creative women that I can feed off of. there's a stange sort of energy a'brewing at Flutter...it's all girl power! I should do a little research on the Flutter space...what was there before me? no, I think I should leave it alone because it's working just fine!

Susan said...

I will run the big project by you at dinner tonight, I don't want to put it all out there lest I jinx it! But you are nothing but magic so I can tell you:)

I think we need some boy power too, I was thinking about some mustaches....I'll run it by you later.