"Even in evil times, a writer should cultivate only what naturally absorbs his fancy, whether it be freedom or chinch bugs, and should write in the way that comes easy." — E. B. White
... and not just writers but makers and creators of all kinds, right? Easier said than done, my friends. Because, well — waves arms all around like Kermit — are you able to pay attention to anything at all right now? If not, I understand. I'm going to take a slow deep breath right now. Join me if you want. hehhhhhhhhhhhhhh
I've spent the day flitting frenetically between impeachment news on twitter and my own site, where things feel much more grounded and earthy, gathering this new collection for you. It's actually gone pretty well though I expect to collapse suddenly in a sad little heap early this evening.
I did actually manage to settle into my studio these past few weeks and cultivate what absorbs my fancy. Here's the result. I've made ten dresses for you.
The style: a mix of oldschool Secret Lentil and new; exposed seams, curvy pod shapes and eccentric angles, hand dyed in lush tones. The fabric: super soft ribbed cotton jersey. The colors: soft blue-green teal, burnished bronze, beetroot pink. The dye: I dip-dyed each piece so they are a form of organic-ombré — lighter on top than on the bottom, with variegated layers and details throughout. (Except for the blue sky and cloud piece — I dyed that fabric before I made the dress.) The sizes: range from Medium (38 inch bust) to 5X (56 inch bust).