Thursday, March 10, 2011

Second Red Sari Poster Winner Announced!

A great big shout-out and congratulations go out to Ms. Donna Hawkins of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, who is the proud new owner of the Red Sari poster featured in last weekend's giveaway!  Donna was thrilled to be the winner- and I hope she enjoys her print!  She heard about the giveaway on the Delta's page on Facebook.  If you'd like to get in on the giveaways, just shoot me an email at and I'll get you on the mailing list...and I will keep your info under lock and key, I promise.

I am absolutely beside myself...Spring Break is now less than 24 hours away!  Studio time!  Time to work on the website on developing some new patterns and purses and a bunch of new stuff for upcoming shows.  I am planning a trunk show in late March/early April so stay tuned for more details.  I already promised Bruno a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo and the Childrens' Aquarium at Fair Park, and that is all he's talking about.  There are a few other little excursions that I am scheming on, too- so we'll see.  I don't DARE mention anything else or I can forget having ANY studio time! 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Winner of Red Sari Giveaway Announced! What the heck, let's do it AGAIN!

 This girl's got a new home!

Congrats go out to Sandra Pedregal, winner of the Red Sari poster!  Sandra was the first to locate the token on the Gallery page at the Caprichos Studio website. 

What the heck, let's do it again- I'm giving away a signed Red Sari poster to the 21st person to send me an email telling me where they heard of the contest. At this time U.S. residents only- sorry! Looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Just the word gives me goosebumps.  I shoulda been a geisha so that I could wear these things!  Doesn't matter- I'm gonna find some kind of way to rock them with my dreads.  It's funny how I discovered them- Everything that I have been making lately has an Asian vibe to it.  I've been doing Bollywood for awhile now- but recently I'm doing purses with a lot of convolutions and folds, and I got the wild idea to research origami to see if I could find anything that would translate.  I found lots of stuff, but nothing really grabbed me by the throat and demanded that I explore it further.  Instead, I started encountering these FABULOUS images of geisha with these...well, delicate bits of magnificence in their wigs.  Like little bitty flowers which I later discovered were hundreds of tiny folded pieces of heavily starched silks and fabric called chirimen (rayon) designed to look like flowers- plum blossoms, chrysanthemums, all kinds of flowers.  Words escape me.  Look at them and GASP, like I did.  Awesomeness.

Anyway, the purses are still in the cooker but I had to digress a little to go on a crusade for tutorials for everything about them.  Spring break is coming in a week (THANK GOD!!!) and  I'll have a few minutes to rub together soon- hopefully I'll have time to make a few and share them with you here.