March 25, 2023
Getting Inspired for Garden Season-Leather and Copper Garden Markers
February 02, 2023
One of my favorite things is working and creating in my studio, but its a very rare summertime activity for me. I am usually enjoying time with may family because soon enough, everyone will be back in school. I have been working on a new jewelry collection, combining many mediums like leather, copper, gemstones, pearls and sterling silver. I just love all the textures, colors and different levels of shine.
I have recently started taking notes on the process writing down directions, sizes of components and even the paint colors I use on my leather.
The iridescent green fresh water pearls are just gorgeous and will compliment my copper and hand painted leather pieces.
The finished product is our Leather and Copper Trumpet Vine Motif Earrings with Iridescent Green Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Beads.
Explore the LPDstudios Leather and Metal Jewelry Collection.
December 26, 2022
Once of my favorite illustrators I was introduced to during my time at Moore College of Art was J.C. Leyendecker. I always had trouble with my fashion illustrations in college, my professor introduced me to this amazing artist, his paintings just seemed to simplify everything for me about drawing the human figure. During his lifetime, Leyendecker painted over 400 magazine covers and is most famous for his Arrow Shirt advertisements. His illustrations displayed glamorous fashion and Ivy League sports, I love this era. When I was a menswear designer at Tommy Hilfiger, we used many of his illustrations for inspiration for our collections. Visit my Pinterest Picks board to see more of Leyendeckers artwork.
- May 04, 2022
October 21, 2021
The Andy Warhol Museum - PittsburghWhen I am in Pittsburgh I love to visit the Andy Warhol Museum. Its an amazing space with so many familiar pieces of artwork and plenty of Warhol's personal belongings. When I walk through the exhibits, I am continually struck by how Warhol transitioned into a fine artist, by using only the techniques he learned as a commercial artist to create these beautiful pieces and redefine what art is.