This is what I'm always talking about. The combination of painting skills and composition--craft and handiwork. If I lived in a mountain house...off a winding road perhaps this creative energy could manifest. These are both vintage and yet timeless designs. .
When I was a painting student I would collaborate with my friend Danielle to create paper dresses that were distressed and stricken with tiny holes from a meat tenderizer. The thick papers all drenched with stains and water...mildew green/grey colors hung neatly in our studio. I would take vintage wallpapers with dainty flowers and make lingerie that was pierced enough times with moth holes like lace. Then sometimes I'd leave the paper to soak in liver blood. Although this seems horrid, the results were quite lovely. Mission today is to locate these images.