Tuesday, February 26, 2013

White Out

I'm glad I'm inside where it's warm.  This is the second big snow storm KC has seen in a week.  This snow is heavy and bending the tree branches - it's also lovely.  Many of my friends have already lost power, especially those in older neighborhoods canopied by mature trees.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Textile Artist Taylor Triano

I met Kansas City artist Taylor Triano about six years ago at an art fair in Prairie Village, Kansas.  I was instantly drawn to her work.  Over the years, I've commissioned a couple of dolls from Taylor and I own several of her 2D pieces as well.  Recently, my husband decided he wanted to commission Taylor to make dolls of the entire family.  First up, my seven year old, Dash.

He's holding a video game controller.  Very "Dash".

Her interpretations are amazing.  It's hard to describe how she captures her subjects.  Next up, my 18 year old, Brendan.