Friday, October 21, 2011

{Inspiration} Mary Blair...

Mary Blair's art has inspired me for a really long time, but I didn't always know it. Whether it was through my Golden Books that she had illustrated or Disney's,  Alice in Wonderland, I was aware of her illustrations & way with color at an early age. 

It was visiting Disneyland as a 4th grader & getting to see, It's a Small World  that made the biggest impact me artistically though. This is actually a photo that I recently found - I had taken it on one of my Disneyland visits as a kid (I only went a few times). I'm not really sure what year- but in the 80's. It's a Small World really knocked my socks off & I often thought about how I could try to reconstruct it (while listening to the Disney record of course). 

As an adult I still enjoy her illustrations & creative vision- along with appreciating It's a Small World even more. Happy 100th Birthday Mary Blair!  

Another inspiring Mary Blair video link

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

{Shop Update} The Snowy Owl...

Winter at klt:works means snowy owls & hoodies. So I was really excited about getting this salt & peppy snowy owl hoodie printed in time for the cozy weather. For this screen printing job (along with more owl cardigans), I worked with a local screen printing studio called Innate. Their creative energy was a perfect fit.

Of course, a new hoodie added to the klt:mix meant that Sayer needed to test it out - with me camera ready. So we headed out for the afternoon to explore the cool nooks & crannies of our downtown. 

Now the klt:shop is all stocked up for the winter with cozy shades of grey & oodles of owls.  

{new to the shop}
More Owl Cardigans here
Snowy Owl Toddler Hoodie here

It's always fun to work with different creatives - so if you are local & looking for some custom work, give the guys at Innate a visit. They also have a store front where they sell their own designs. They are always working on interesting & fun projects so they are bound to inspire you.

Innate FB page here
Innate Web here

Monday, October 17, 2011

{Music Monday} 2 Cousins...

When I saw this video on the Handmade Romance FB page Thursday, it made me smile. So much so, that I knew that I had to pass it on.  It was a rather appropriate find as we've been talking a lot about cousins at our house.  Sayer is going to have a new cousin (one that will be in this state - rather than across country) sometime in February & we are all VERY excited. I've been going through old pictures lately & found this one of me, my little brother, & my two favorite cousins (who also have February birthdays). I really don't think I need to tell you which one I am, do I? If you have any doubts, just look at Sayer's picture & you will know right away. In this picture, I'm very close to the age Sayer will be when his cousin is expected to arrive- they will have about the same years apart as my brother & I do (4yrs). We all look forward to the day that Sayer will have a cousin to dance with too! Happy Music Monday!  


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