Check out Corline, a talented artist who makes groovy aprons. It's so OTT!
Tell me something about yourself
I refer to myself as a Grandmaprenuer ... an 'over70', young at heart and attitude, married for 51 years, 2 grown sons, 4 grandchildren. I have a love for fashion, color, design, and style. I appreciate everyones God given talent and am amazed and greatly admire the creativity of other women. My designs are a new twist on the aprons of the past, designs that are new and fresh for the 21st Century woman and toddler. They are pretty, romantic, classic, elegant, fun and a bit funky - all the while being functional and practical (they are all washable and tumble dry). Any woman can feel pretty and look pretty in the kitchen whether she is preparing family meals or entertaining her favorite guests, she will always look just a little 'over the top!'
What are your sources of inspiration?
I am inspired by everything around me; God's beautiful color combinations in flowers, animals, sky, water, all that surrounds us. I love keeping up with the latest fashion trends and reintreperate them in my apron designs. It is fun to see how the young people put their eveyday looks together.
Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you?
In a sense I am self taught. But I must give credit to my mother who was a very talented woman, beautiful seamstress, china painter,decorator, loved the arts. I think I picked up things from her just seeing her express her own creativity and love for fashion.
Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
Friends, working 2x a week in a very nice boutique and being involved with our church. My husband teaches the College/Career class - we love being around young people.
What piece of advise can you give to other artists?
Go with your passions - you may not always get the encouragement you may desire from others but trust your self from within. Tomorrow comes quickly and you really only have today which turns into another day ... go with your instincts, enjoy your talents, express who you are and the results will come.
Check out Corline's aprons at: www.overthetopaprons.com
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