I'm always surprised by the amount of events, festivals and conferences that Dublin hosts.
We are a tiny capital relative to places like London, Madrid or New York but we still seem to attract some of the best and most interesting performers, artists and creatives in general.
This year we've already had Offset and Jameson Film Festival. In a few weeks we're having an international conference about Children's Book which I'm hoping to go to, later in May Dublin Dance Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival in September
I loved this video produced to launch this year's dance festival
I can't wait to see a few of the performances this year
Trish Brown Dance Company via The Guardian
"However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating underground, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight."
I wanted to write a post today about looking for inspiration for my new studio space.
Well, not exactly new...but repurposed space!
But I found this picture and just had to share it...not sure when or where it's from...possibly Mongolia? Isn't their hair incredible?
Some of you know I've decided to temporarily put on hold making dresses for now and focus on my new calling. Not sure what that is yet, but I know it will be related to the internet and visual storytelling...
I haven't given up making my collection, I'm still producing one ongoing knitwear collection a year which I'll export to Japan, through my website and in Bow. I don't think I could ever stop working with cashmere. It's magic! Also collaborating with Molloy & Sons to make some garments which are 100% spun, woven and sewn in Ireland.
But I'm more excited about this new direction, than I have been, lately, about making clothes.
I've always thought you must follow what your heart and gut tells you. So I've given myself some time to absorb new passions and interests. I did consider going back to college, but I don't think I could cope being told what to do, or what to study and when. I'm self directing my training and have a heap of books and a few sites I'm using to learn as much as I can, on my own. Being obsessive and disciplined helps.
At the moment my head is exploding with all the information , but I'm hoping it will all fall into place, in some vacant portion of my brain. And as Lin Yutang said...hoping the seeds will sprout looking for sunlight!
I've already had my first 'client' meeting and I'm working on a new website for them.