Thinking things through
Yesterday I spent most of the day in Princeton. I’m being considered for a parochet/ark curtain commission. My buddy eve was kind enough to let me stay at her beautiful home and chauffeur me around town so I didn’t have to get up at the crack of dawn.
After meeting with the parochet committee members I had lots to think about on the train ride home.
I may be using materials that I don’t normally use to make the piece truly durable and work for the space.
After I got home I had an initial meeting with Kyra to design her tallit for her bat-mitzvah. I always love a kid with a definite opinion. Kyra knows what she wants. She wants her tallit dead simple out of heavy white silk charmeuse but with pink corners. No! She does not want an atara.
If she were any less clear about what she wanted I would encourage her to have a bit more going on on her tallit.
Today I began painting the silk for the pinot. this was thee first pass.
It was just too low contrast. Kyra was willing to have pink and silver, so this is the second pass of color.
I’m still problem solving in my head about the Princeton parochet, I have been researching materials and pricing on the internet. I have been playing with sketches.
My mother used to say that she did her best problem solving while vacuuming. ( Our house was always VERY clean.) I tend to do good problem solving while making dresses.
I made two today.
This is one of them.
This blue on replaces another favorite dress that has just worn out.
I may post the other dress, a black and white sweater knit t-shirt dress tomorrow.
This dress making actually has helped me unlock some of the issues I’m working out with that parochet.