CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST
I recently asked Ms. Bonnie Strauss what inspired her and here was her answer..
"Tough question. Everything inspires me. From fabrics, to a bead, colors in nature, old lace, paintings, the sky, faces, hair colors, makeup colors, music, vintage laces and sometimes I just free form it and let it happen. Nature is my number one inspiration."
One of the things we had in common was that she has been an artist since she was 4 years old. She use to take her fathers old T-shirts and cutting, painting and creating. Isn't that wonderful....at such an early age to be creative.
" I was always creative and every thing always turned me on..still does...I love that aspect of my life but I hate the business part of it." She only does the designing and dyeing these days.
One of her favorite things is Vintage Lace....I too love vintage lace...it is so soft and lovely and I am always on the lookout for that tattered piece of history...
This is an example of Ms. Strauss's work. It will be of the 2013 Spring season.
Before our conversation came to an end she complimented my by saying that my clothes reminded her of Magnolia Pearl.
Until next time, here is Ms. Strauss's Facebook page: