And it felt really good, as you knew it would. Sometimes we just need a gentle push.
Quick sketch, ink… loose…like play. Toes tapping to Joss Stone. Thoughts keeping me company. Heart full.
For months, my team and I have spent the majority of our time designing for Home Fashions Market Week which happens twice a year in New York City. Next week, I’ll be there, spending time with my agents, meeting with prospective new licensees and visiting my current partners in their showrooms as Fall Market Week kicks off. Launching this season, are 5 new bedding collections in partnership with Nostalgia Home as well as coordinated bath ensembles via Bacova Guild. Different for me this market, is that I have been invited to participate in the Retailer meetings for my bedding collections! A rare opportunity to meet the top retailers face to face and introduce them to my designs. The collections for each bed are dear to me… a true labor of love. Each, uniquely inspired with natural elements, organic geometrics and soft color paIettes. Although I have yet to see the finished products, I have faith in the team at Nostalgia Home and know that with their attention to detail, the collections will be lovely. I am so proud of the work we have done. The designs are serene and soft, quietly elegant…I am hopeful the ensembles will be well received at market and will eventually find placement in a store near you;) I look forward to sharing photos of the actual bedding collections with you, once I am back in the studio.
And…Always extra exciting when you come across a Press Release that features your brand. Have a look… Home & Textiles Today, September 10, 2014 Press Release, Shell Rummel Signs with Nostalgia
I spent some time today slowly sifting through my watercolors…Smiling to myself as I realized that I created far more than I thought I had over my busy summer months. Mostly saltwater inspired, waves and lines of tide make a strong appearance in the collection, as well as striations of green mixed among the layered painted Hosta leaves….I do love them so. There are figurative works too… a few nudes, some fashion illustrations and the always present seashell or feather in the mix. Soft, natural organic…qualities that are consistently present in my art…it’s what I am drawn to, after all. And of course, my design work reflects this too. But more on that, next time… ~
Original Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel