The challenge this week was to pair with a young artist to use a work of art that they created as your inspiration. My work of art is a piece that we have hanging in my son's bedroom that he made with oil pastels 6 years ago when he was 6 years old. In his art class they were studying Andy Warhol. I took inspiration in the colors and the idea of flight.
I had a really hard time with this challenge this week. I think partly because I am so the opposite of avant garde that even the thought of it makes me stress out. I decided that I really wanted to make a dress using the colors of the picture as my basis. I started thinking about vintage flight attendants and what they wore. How things have changed. I knew I wanted to try and make a hat to go with the look.
I came out of the work room scissors flying. That is what happens when you have a sick child home on studio day. I may be missing a few darts here and stitches there but I did something. My only hope is that the judges give me a pass this week as making a hat was my something new and out there (for me at least). Here's hoping I am still on the runway next week.