Today I finished the custom ordered collage dress, yippee! But, it was too dark to photograph it properly, boo. Here is just a snapshot of all the pretty fabrics stitched together.
What I’m working on today.
This is the beginning of my second ancestor drawing. The first drawing was of a great-grandmother I actually knew and when drawing her I tried to make details which I remember of her though it is still a fairly loose interpretation of what she actually looked like. This next great-grandmother I did meet once but she was very very elderly and I was only 6. I remember her sitting in front of large picture windows in my grandparents home looking out at the ocean. I don’t really remember what she looked like so I’m pulling from a variety of sources in history and offspring to create an image in honor of her.
What I’ve eaten today.
Apple chia cereal, leftovers, and mixed veggies in a soy mirin sauce over rice were the main things I ate. After dinner there was a general consensus that a treat was desired. I decided to make a batch of my Gluten-free Brownie Waffles but I stuffed them with Sunbutter. Yum. I love brownie waffles because they only take about 10 minutes to make a small batch and it’s like eating a whole brownie that was all make in a corner of the pan (ie. crispy and extra chewy).
What I am selling today.
I just re-photographed and relisted this postcard. I have a stack of these babies featuring different images that I’m hoping to photograph and list soon.
Yesterday I cut out this dress and today I sewed it all up. It is the final wedding related dress that I must make before my trip to Maine. Not only does the daughter look great in it and love it, I also feel great relief at having completed all 3 dresses.
What I’ve eaten today.
I’ve eaten mostly leftovers today which has meant blissfully little cooking. I had this lovely snack this afternoon of a perfect peach, raw cashews, and 1 of Fran’s Salted Caramels which my very sweet husband brought home for me yesterday.
This is the first of a series of drawings which I’m creating for a slim volume of poetry, of food and females. My intention is to create a limited run of hand bound books which I’ll illustrate and bind. Once completed I will sell the finished books on Etsy and at shows. For now, I’m trying to raise funds for this project by selling prints of the drawings on Society6.
My final Etsy up-date until I finish assembling a proper photo set-up in my studio are some notecards. All of these cards have some little hand-embellished detail whether it be some painting or some stitching. (click on images to be brought to my Etsy shop)
I really like to start my day browsing etsy to see what other creative people are up to. As usual I have a ton of favorites and thought I’d share a few with you. Click on the pictures to be brought to the item listing.
Even though I have shifted my selling focus to my own webshop, I still enjoy looking through pretty things on Etsy. So once again I’m sharing some of my recent favorites with. Click on images to be brought to product listing.
I have been playing with a lot of new designs recently for Tumbleweed & Poppleswamp. I am working on good layering pieces for fall and adding more and more sleeves into the line. Click on images for purchasing information.
Aqua & Black Striped Draped Collar A-line Dress - Size Small
Aqua & Cream Geometric Patterned Draped Collar A-line Dress - Size Large
For anyone in Europe interested in my drawings but not interested in the high shipping costs from the states, I have started listing my art on a European site which will print reproductions. Artflakes offers a range of options including framed prints, posters and note cards. I am in the process of adding a wide selection of my work.
A selection of drawings by Erika Rier available on Artflakes