Monday, May 28, 2012

Vickiy's Wonderland


 This is Vickiy. She lives in the Hollywood Hills. I used to babysit her when I was in high school, a very long, long time ago. My friend Max and I made her a rag doll with bunches of doll clothes, when she was six, and she says we got her interested in sewing. Who knew?

She invited me and my art pal Connie to come up and see her amazing studio. So after a tasty lunch with her and her dad Kim, catching up on the last thirty five years, we took off to see art.

Up the stairs... Vickiy's hub made these beautiful partitions from recycled sixties building salvage.

 
They like pirates. (Actually, they may even be pirates.) 

Vickiy creates amazing art using traditional needlework and embroidery techniques.

 


Beadwork heaven...


 This is the sewing part of the studio. This photo doesn't begin to show how glorious a space this is.



 Drawers of art and lovely things.


 Papers and prints

A Kimono work in progress... Vickiy's seams are perfection.

A work in progress, each leaf is made by hand.

 

 Little treasures everywhere...


 Garden gnomes


This was an antique workstation from a high school chemistry lab. How cool is that?

  

 Thanks Vickiy, you creative goddess, for sharing your beautiful world with us. 
Hope to see you again soon!

It's good to be creative.


7 comments:

  1. Oh that is like a dream... an ideal. How wonderful!

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  2. Oh, oh! What a glorious paradise of a workshop!

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  3. Oh this is so amazing, it's great !
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Love and sunny greetings from the Netherlands
    Mapi

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  4. OOooh Ahhhhhh that is one fantastic studio. :)

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  5. This is such a beautiful, beautiful space! Thanks for sharing. Her work is amazing!

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  6. Just wonderful! How joyous to spend your days creating and be paid to do meticulous work! And I think we had one of those chemistry workstations when I was at school...

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  7. OMG! How fun. I love her work. Does she have a website where we can see more of it? That's so cool that you've kept in touch with her all these years.

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