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The Joy of Diversity

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From period magazines and books, to classes, to travel to anything that helps me improve my skills.
Personal Pursuits
I paint in watercolor and oil to relax. Most of my designs are painted in watercolor and enhanced by pen and ink
Personal Pursuits
I paint in watercolor and oil to relax. Most of my designs are painted in watercolor and enhanced by pen and ink
Taking care of your mental and physical health is critical as an artist
Favorite Reference Books
I keep my favorites close by
Thors Office
We are redecorating his office this week
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Much has happened during the past 18 months.  Starting a corporation during Covid 19 was a bold move and frankly it’s been a challenge. 

The good news is that I am doing what I LOVE and no two days are the same.  One day I can be fixing a leather wallet, the next day working on a wedding gown. 

I have learned that hard way that my mental and physical health MUST come first.  So now I take time to recharge.

If it involves a needle and thread, we can most likely help you or recommend the best solution for your issue.  I am actually fixing a pool cover by hand as it is way too big to fit into my studio.  But as in stitching leather, by hand can be stronger than machine stitching.  and I get to swim at the same time!

So many consumers have become accustomed to the minimized timelines from the runway to the store’s in the fashion industry.  The majority of the items you see from store to store are basically copy and paste.  Designers buy items of interest and then recreate them with 7 points of interest that are changed to avoid getting sued.

Clothes make people..more now than ever.  We don’t always like to admit it, but we are judged by how we present ourselves to society.  If you are a bit overweight or getting on in years, you are basically invisible to the world.  You are noticed when you conform to what is considered beautiful by the current standards of society.  Over half of Instagram posts are about fashion influencers.  We seem to be enthralled with labels and those who are shopping addicts, thus they gravitate to to fast fashion.  The impulse to buy is triggered in a part of the brain that handles the rewards circuit, with the primary factor being the price.  

And we haven’t even started discussing the luxury brands!  The high end brands that for some reason are worth exorbitant amounts of money, far more than the costs of goods and labor, just to say you can afford to carry that brands label.  

garment workers
garment workers

Our hours are by appointment only. Deposits are non-refundable and expected at time of order.  

In addition my service dog the Mighty Thor is in the house.  An active puppy who loves everyone, so be prepared.