5.21.2014

color, texture, tone

these three attributes sum up my art...and my home...and really, me...

I like the subtle...the simple...

I've been working on a new series of collages...where its more about the tones and the textures...
with just a hint of color...


























Likewise, me and my home and studio are about tones and textures...nothing jumping out at you or screaming "look at me!" They say that if you look around a person's home, you often get a good idea of what clothing they wear...people have a tendency to gravitate to the same colors time and again...

So it should be no surprise that I wear lots of natural colors...white, tan, gray, black...
and that its usually all natural - cotton, wool, linen...

ahhh... linen...how much do I love linen...the nubby texture, the nuance of color, the casual wrinkled look...

When I heard about Rough Linen...well...it was meant to be...

Thanks to Kim Klassen, I visited their site...all linen...bedsheets, tablecloths, napkins...and a pinafore...

Back in the 8th grade, I made a floral denim apron...and wore it over my jeans with a t-shirt...I don't remember where the inspiration for this came from...most likely Seventeen Magazine...it was the early 1970's...we thought we were being hippy...

Seeing this pinafore brought all those memories back...plus it was in my favorite fabric...in my favorite (non)color - natural...as soon as the Southern Man saw it, he said "you gotta get it - its Amy clothes..."

It arrived...I love it...wearing it as I work in the studio...the pockets hold my tools and my ever-present rag towel...and since it wraps around you, there's no constricting ties...







































one less thing to hassle about...slip it on...and I can get back to creating...

12 comments:

  1. Lovely collage - and sweet apron! Your Southern Man sounds like a peach :)

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  2. I love it! I've had my eye on their wonderful linens and need to just do it. The pinafore is a great place to start. P.S.- love your reference to Seventeen Magazine (ahh, those were the days)

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  3. Your pinafore is perfect for you!

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  4. Amy... I love it..

    I really like natural in my surroundings..and peace and calm.
    Gorgeous Images.

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  5. I am loving your collage work and that pinafore is perfect for you :)

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  6. Hello there! You truly have a defined and recognizable style. So earthy, peaceful, calm. I love your apron.

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  7. I love your style and your collage work, I have so many old books I really need to do something with them and old music that belonged to my late mother in law. Love your pinafore wish we had something similar in the UK....

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  8. Yes, love the natural tones. nice. Visiting from Be Still 52.

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  9. I too love natural tones, white painted walls, a simple life (that I am trying more and more to simplify) and doing my best to "show up" as much as possible. It has been some time since I have had a visit, and I enjoyed all your posts and images. What delightful beauty you have shared in your images and in your words. Yes I kept saying I agree - best wishes in working towards the decision to move or not.

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  10. The pinafore looks great on you, Amy. Lovely color and material. Unfortunately, I can't wear the neutral colors that I love so much. They make me look sick. White is o.k. but no beige, brown, black or gray for me, sigh, at least not for tops.
    Julia

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  11. Seeing you wearing your Rough Linen apron, at work in your studio, is such an inspiration to me. To know that there are artists all over the world - all passionate and creative and endeavoring to see and make things - brings me a great sense of comfort. I have my apron on most every day - in the kitchen, in the garden, while taking pictures (it's my equivalent of the old photography vests). Great to see you!

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