Monday, October 11, 2010

MaTeRiAL for FeLt FLoWeRs*

 I scoured the thrift shop districts of Vancouver in search of felt flower centerpieces.  Buttons are hard to find on a budget.  However, with my keenness for treasure hunting, I came across a mecca of buttons at the neighborhood MCC thrift shop.   An amazing find, there are buttons of all ages, colors and sizes.  These centerpieces are a huge inspiration in the design process.

 As well, the color palette is forever expanding with many new choices.  Also, I am looking into other sustainable materials to help enhance the designs.  Feedback has been wonderful and the orders are starting to come in.  The affirmations are really motivating.   Stay tuned for many more flowers of SaGE MaRiE* to come. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First installment of the flowers*

These are the first of many felt flowers.  The felt is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.  I have since purchased many colors and the flowers are becoming bigger and bigger.  So far the flowers have been made into headpieces and there are many other applications for these flowers being explored.  In many cases the inspiration for each comes directly from the antique button in the middle.

Introducing Art and Design of Sage Marie

After a lifetime of artistic and creative influences my path as an artist and designer is taking focus.  I am easily influenced in so many avenues of creating, it has taken some time to find a path to call my own.  This blog will highlight some of my current and past influences, as well as, my projects as they travel through their own design processes.  I introduce, The Art and Design of Sage Marie.