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Handmade Portraits: Alabama Chanin
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I’d say almost half of flight attendants I meet at work have degrees and a few even a military background. I’ve met nurses, tax accountants, lawyers, police officers, corporate heavies, and the list rolls on. In common, these women claim to have turned to flying because they desired to see the world, break of the monotony, and/or simply fulfilling a life dream. In my best moments, I have made peace with the fact that I probably will never become a licensed architect.  (My worst moments are when my student loan payment rolls around!) But I find architecture in everything. Sewing is essentially a beautiful process of creating, drafting + building. And from the time my hands were little things, they have enjoyed making + building.

Legos > Barbie Dolls.

The last two days I called out sick, so I plucked a book or two from my library for new inspiration since I’ve been home.  I feel like I’m always trying to buy something new, but sometimes you already have the best resources in front of you. ‘Printing By Hand‘ is a very nice handbook for textile printing, and I just can’t get enough of Natalie of Alabama Chanin + her books. Her works are absolutely gorgeous + she inspires me so much!


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