Snow Day

And winter slumbering in the open air
Wears on his face A dream of spring.

...Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A winter snowstorm keeps us at home warm and snuggly...
On this February day.
Something is very comforting about this.


Preview Artist: Pravina Studio

My brother Dave's girlfriend Diana makes beautiful purses and I wanted to showcase some of her work and bio. Enjoy...

As an anthropologist and a museum curator I seek to preserve cultural artifacts. Objects possess a power, a history. They tell the stories of people's lives. As an artist, I am happy to be doing my part in creating meaningful handmade objects.

After being a terrible failure at sewing a blue, shark shaped pillow in my 7th grade home economics class, I thought I'd hung the bobbin up for good. Imagine my surprise when I bought my first sewing machine a few years ago and realized that I, in fact, love to sew.

Fascinated by the tactile quality of things, I experiment with contrasting textures and colors. Every piece I create is unique. No assembly line here. I will thoughtfully sit surrounded by different fabrics until I've found just the right combination for the project at hand. It might take 10 minutes, it might take 2 days. The fun is in taking ingredients and transforming them into something new. Creating something that didn’t exist yesterday.

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