Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Featured Artist - Over the Top

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

Follow her blog: http://overthetopaprons.blogspot.com

8 comments:

Samantha said...

those are the greatest aprons I've ever seen!

Barbra said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Sharon said...

My daughter-in-law and I were just talking about fun aprons when your message popped up in my email. These aprons are wonderfully original and so much fun!

Yummy!

Sharon of
Rose of Sharon Jewelry

Crystal from KIZZ said...

I am already familiar with Over The Top Aprons already! They are totally awesome, Yup!!!! 8) Great, unique arpons, great picture, great model, great color combos....Great lady who is a talented sewer and pretty good blogger too! 8)

Another Great feature Kikay....evern though you are sleeping now as it is 1:30 am there...its 8:30 am here yesterday.. LOL LOL Have a good sleep. tweet ya tonite...your morning......

Over The Top Aprons said...

Thank you for the lovely feature; you were most generous in the set up - I sincerely appreciate it! I feel honored to be featured on your beautiful site.

Also, thank you to all for the great comments - your comments give me warm encouragement - I wish all of you success in your endeavors!

kandi-o designs said...

How fun!

Braggin' Rights said...

Great feature for you Corine! Congratulations!!!
~Tracy

Kikay Designs said...

Your welcome Corline!
Your aprons are so funky! I've received a lot of compliments about it, some thought it was my creation ... hahaha ... I wish I could make one as pretty as your aprons!