Great Aunt Di & Brody

not just any Blog, it’s the D’Log

Stay tuned for a little conversation now and then, as I explore my own authenticity while also helping you discover yours. I will share my own life path of not knowing I was an artist to the very surprising discovery that indeed, I must be one. Though not the usual kind. This, plus my behind-the-scenes career in fabric fashion retailing gives me a unique perspective I want to share with you. The journey through my mind can be quite entertaining! Hang on, it may be a wild ride through nature, heritage, popular culture, and all things tactile….. A high point for me would be that I inspire artistry in you and together we create an awesome community to explore our similar passions.

The Categories below give you an idea of the themes that I find most intriguing…though you are totally welcome to send me other suggestions of things you are curious to read about!

Fabriculous     Fashion as Art      Fiber Wise      Maker & Mentor      Quality Cues     Creative Juices    Organics
Color Savvy     Industry Insider     Studio and Place     Heritage & Healing     Tactile Arts: Fibers & Forms

 

 

Pandemic Pause

I am not going to make my self imposed 2020 goal to post a new essay on April month end, but Business is NOT As Usual, so I forgive myself. In fact, it even seems appropriate. I feel many emotions and burdens from the 2020 Pandemic public health and economic crisis...

Sheltering in Place

This phrase is now lodged in our consciousness. Here we are. Put in our place. I wrote the little piece that follows, Finding my Place, a long while back (and didn't post it for reasons explained in my previous Phento post ;/ Timing???....) I remembered it this week...

Grateful Harvest

The harvest season is not only a bounty of foods but also a bounty of rich earthy fashion as we seek warm comforts and colors for the colder months ahead. In my family we celebrate the heritage of our prairie ancestors who worked the land to create food and I invite...

Thought Provoking

(Be sure to see it to the end with the tailoring surprise from Savile Row.) See if this video jump jazzes you like it does me. For one thing, watching it makes me wish I was one of the designers or scientists in the film. Oh, to go to work every day to create...

Are you like this, or is it just me…

I can't help but notice, when I go shopping for some such thing, nine times out of ten, I come home with textiles. Last time I went looking for glassware and candles for some out of town company entertaining. I came home without the glassware but sure enough I came...

Calling all Tweeners…..

Textile career-wise, I've often observed myself as a "tweener," but without the benefit of getting to the fun part promised at the next stage. Let me explain. When I proudly earned my BS in Textiles & Clothing, Fashion Merchandising and started working at the...

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