Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fresh Off The Runway - Viktor & Rolf, Paris Spring 2010 RTW

Thank you, thank you V & R! As an artist i can fully appreciate the depths of creativity, and having the courage to drag it up to the surface and express it. Without fear of criticism, without worry of marketability, without concern for those that will shrug their shoulders and say "I don't get it." My jaw dropped at the site of layers and layers and yards and yards of tulle sheared and shaved into bold, angular, completely over the top shapes. This does not even include the shock of a full length tulle ballgown with huge holes drilled all the way through from the front to the back. To have been in that audience would truly have been an uplifting and inspirational experience, heightened by the runway's live musical performer, Roisin (pronounced ro-SHEEN) Murphy. Bravo!!

Roisin's great video for "You Know Me Better"

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Best Glitter!

The Perfect inspiration for Sparkle Studio! Because I am in the midst of creating greeting cards for our site, I must briefly mention the Ultra Fine glitter from Stampendous. I discovered it once at our nearby art store several years back, and I have to say that I have not found anything else that even comes close to this brand. I cannot, at least for the projects that I have worked on, make use of glitter where you can make out the small square shapes of the glitter itself. I once tried the type of glitter made for soaps and candles, but this type is way too fine, almost to the consistency of eye shadow. The Stampendous brand has been perfect for embellishing the types of cards I have created over the years such as these holiday cards for 2009. They also carry many pastel colors and different types of iridescent glitter. I have been such a happy customer for quite some time, I had to just spread the word!