Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Extention of Idea to Reality

What makes an idea come to life? Creativity, motivation, time, encouragement, passion, and unfortunately sometimes money... the list goes on. Still the fact remains that there are many great ideas that stay idle in the creator's mind.
Even though my sister and I talk quite frequently about starting a business with our combined fashion and accessory creating skills, we may never do it. This blog will hopefully prevent that.
Now before I start posting my creations onto the hungry engine of the internet, I want to show you my inspirations.
Any great idea had to come from some kind of origin. I took a directing class this past year and something my teacher said stuck with me
"As artists we steal the best parts of what we see, hear, and experience, and combine these to make our own unique creation."
I feel that this is true for all art, not just theatre. So with no more ado, some of my inspirations...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010


So this is a place for my sister and I to start on our journey towards design.

A.K. Clothesline is a concept my sister and I have developed for our life-long clothing & accessory business. The "A" is for my sister, Ailen, and the "K" is for myself, Kelsey. At this time Ailen has no idea that I have created this blog, and for the moment it shall stay that way. For now I will entertain you on my own.

So here's a bit of backstory for you. My sister and I have only recently become friends. Circumstances surrounding that include a drastic age difference and therefore two completely different demographics for most of our lives.

Can you guess who is older and by how many years?

One of the ways my sister and I started to get to know each other as adults was through talking about fashion. We would call each other quickly throughout the day to talk about a new design idea, or exchange a cool image we had come across on Google that day.

Typically we both would come up with design ideas, and I would sketch something up. Ailen has said that this is because she doesn't have any artistic abilities, but my friends I would beg to differ. In recent months Ailen has found great artistic inspiration in the creation of jewelery. It has been an honor for me to witness this shift of attitude from unsure and timid, to confident and bold in my sister's view of her own great talent.

As it stands I am the creator of clothing, and my sister is the creator of accessories.
I hope you enjoy our adventure.