August 25, 2020
LPDstudios Style - Shopping for Vintage with Daughters
August 14, 2020
Re-posting some fun moments from this year!
This year I had a rare opportunity to be the costumer for this years high school musical "Legally Blonde". The kids were amazing, hardworking and very receptive to my ideas. I had a ton of fun playing into the old tropes and stereotypes of the characters, which where almost 12 years old. And, figuring out how to make a "Playboy Bunny" costume appropriate for a high school actress. I am sure we got some backlash along the way, but then isn't that what art has always done.
December 01, 2019
Recently, I was invited by my friend Payton to help her Girl Scout Troop earn their jewelry badge. I am not your typical jewelry artist and decided to teach them the art of stamping leather. These girls where very serious. After discussing what types of jewelry there are and the many different materials it's made of. We got to work. First teaching them the basic skills of working in leather, then letting them go, unrestrained, to create their amazing piece of jewelry. Take a look for yourself what these young ladies accomplished.
The End Results
My friend Payton enjoying her S'more this summer at Hershey Chocolate World.
April 04, 2019
I recently was on a mini vacation and decided to take a visit to the Leoma Lovegrove Gallery and Gift Shop in Matalache Florida. What a treat for this Pennsylvanians tired winter eyes.
The whole gallery and shop was exploded with color, all kinds of color! I just couldn't get enough, from the sweet fairy houses.
To this insanely decorated RV featuring a painting of the Beatles on the back to Leoma's crazy trademark sunglasses on the side. All painted with colors that are her and South Florida's trademark.
Tons of rocking critter toys literally "rockin" in the Florida sun!
Who could resist taking a photo of this iconic sign, telling visitors where they are in the world.
Finally, a photo of me just hanging out in this gazebo, artwork everywhere from paintings to stained glass and sculpture, no rhyme or reason for being, just enjoying the beautiful color everywhere. If you want to see more just click on the link: http://www.leomalovegrove.com/meet-leoma/
March 21, 2019
Giving BackThis year I had the opportunity to participate in the 68th Annual State Career and Development Conference, DECA. Over 2,000 high school students from all over Pennsylvania participated in this three day event. Not only where the kids able to choose from dozens of workshops, including: "What it's really like to be a Fashion Designer" presented by me. But, they where judged on written events, role playing, and their interviewing skills. First place winners in Pennsylvania move onto Nationals. Such an impressive event, these students where just incredible. Good Luck at Nationals!