Back into the swing of things.

Seated Figure - Jamie K. McIntosh

Seated Figure - Jamie K. McIntosh

After some big and exciting transitions over the past 6 months, I’m finally in a good place to create some art again.

Recently I’ve had the chance to do some figure drawing, for the first time since I was in college! It feels great to draw some things again, and I had forgotten how nice it is to do a quick art exercise and get some instant results. Start, draw for 5 minutes…. then sit back and admire ’cause you’re done!

I also photographed some pages from my sketchbook that I might share later – plans for a few quilts, a few wearable items, and some things that may never get created but were fun to try to plan. Possibly some 3D experiments soon.

Sleeper - Jamie K. McIntosh

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Sneek Peek: photos by Liam Spradlin

So… I have an entire folder full of photos that I’ve been holding onto for a while.
(Not a literal folder, and not literally “holding” them. You know what I mean!)

Dress made from camping tent - Jamie K. McIntosh

Dress made from camping tent - Jamie K. McIntosh

But I can’t help myself from sharing one of them today, because it’s like money burning a hole in my pocket. The dress is made from a discarded nylon camping tent, and the necklace is made from shotgun shells.

This photo is one of the products of a great photo session with Liam Spradlin and model Brittany Dingeldein. I’ve got a lot of great things planned for my new collection of fantastic eye candy, but it’s still in the works! In the meantime, please be patient and be on the lookout for the next time that I decide to cave in and post some more “secret” stuff. (I’m only human!)

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This Saturday: Future of Fashion 2011

Lexington Fashion Collaborative - 2011 fashion show poster

The Lexington Fashion Collaborative will be holding our Future of Fashion show this coming Saturday, May 28th! Now in it’s third year, The Future of Fashion 3 will be held at Buster’s, a music venue in Lexington, KY. Please visit the LFC website for specific details about the events taking place that day, participating designers, and ticket prices. Or, hop over to our Facebook Event Page.

I’m so proud to say that this show gets bigger and better every year. I mean, c’mon… this year we even have a *special effects* team! It will be an event that lasts most of the day, with booths for vendors and local boutiques, a textile expo in the afternoon, and separate afternoon runway shows especially for accessory and children’s designers to show their work. The main event and finale is the evening show, where 16 designers (including myself) will be showing their newest works.

See you there! (I’ll be the one wearing green plastic soda bottles.) 😉

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“Paint a Shoe or Two” workshop, Sat 5-21

Jamie K. McIntosh - painted shoe sculpture

Yes. I know… I know!! I should have posted this to my blog a week ago. But I’ll most likely be doing something like this again in the future, so don’t dismay if you can’t fit this into your schedule last-minute :)

On Saturday the 21st, I’ll be teaching a “Paint a Shoe or Two” workshop at the Scott County Arts and Cultural Center in Georgetown KY. Join me from 11am to 1pm… bring a pair of shoes, your imagination, and ten dollars, and I’ll show you how to transform your shoes into works of art!

The workshop is inspired by some of the works of folk art that are currently on display in the gallery space. The gallery will be open, of course, and we’ll have plenty of time to hang out while creating some fun wearable sculptures! If you want your shoes to be wearable, we can just paint and decorate the surface. Or, if you want to go wild and create a fun sculpture from them, we can do that, too. Whatever floats your boat, wets your whistle, or teeters your totter…. we can make it happen!

Stay tuned for another blog post in a few days. I’ll be posting photos of some of my new wearables, to be modeled on the runway during the 3rd annual Future of Fashion show in Lexington, Kentucky. For now, hop over to the website for the Lexington Fashion Collaborative for more info!

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Save the Date – Future of Fashion 3

Mark it on your calendar…Our yearly fashion show for the Lexington Fashion Collaborative will be held on May 28th this year! Now in it’s third year, The Future of Fashion 3 will be held at Buster’s, a music venue in Lexington, KY. It will be an event that lasts most of the day, with booths for vendors and local boutiques, and separate afternoon runway shows especially for accessory and children’s designers to show their work.

This past Sunday, each designer who is participating in the show was asked to provide one outfit to be modeled for the poster and other promotional materials for the show. I’m sharing with you some behind-the-scenes photos, some of which feature the lovely Samantha, who modeled my dress made from vinyl records. The electric blue skirt is made from part of my neighbor’s trampoline, which was headed to the curb. You may also recognize her necklace, which I crafted from pop tabs and silver plastic.

Each year, this show gets bigger and better… with more and more people involved… and so many designers, engineers, photographers, hair and makeup specialists, stylists, and coordinators sharing their talents. I’d better go get to work!

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