Inspiration from other artists

I love seeing what other artists are doing and I also love to support them.

When we were in Hawaii a couple months ago (Gosh, I can’t believe that we’ve been back so long!), I bought a couple dyed pieces from artists at outdoor markets. Unfortunately I don’t have names of either of the artists.

This piece was purchased from a woman who told me her family owns a silk factory in Asia. She wouldn’t tell me what specific dyes she used for her pieces, but they were beautiful.

silk dyed piece

This next artist dyed beautiful rayon sarongs.

dyed sarong

Also while in Hawaii I bought this jacket and bag made in Nepal where the proceeds support families. Every time I wear this jacket I get lots of compliments. I absolutely love it and want to try sewing some of my jersey fabric together.

Nepal Jacket

Nepal bag

Then this past Saturday I went to a Fair Trade market at a local church and purchased this Ipad holder. Ever since I have been in the Printed Fabric Bee group and have been challenged to use orange, I’ve really gotten to like it!

ipad holder

And then last year for my birthday I bought this poncho from Judy Sall, aka Judy Tie Dye. I had been lusting after this poncho for quite awhile and decided to treat myself. You can buy her other lovely things here.

Judy's poncho

So much inspiration around. Now to get in the studio and play.

However, any of those projects in my head will have to wait. Today will be our first really warm day so I’ll be outside working on one of our gardens. Have a great creative day!