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The Rainbow Invasion!

Since black and brown are my go-to colors for most projects I create in my studio, those are the colors I am normally surrounded with while working.  The illustrations are black and brown.  The fabric piles are black and brown. The half-finished projects are black and brown. And the finished products are black and brown.

I have a handmade external closet (aka: a GIANT clothing rack) that is placed right in front of where I do most of my patterning.  This has given me a front row seat as the finished garments of my monoprismatic collection have gathered to finally form a full rainbow.

Black garments on one side. Brown garments on the other.

It’s an unexpected burst of color in the middle of my studio.  I can’t think of anything that makes me happier right now.

THE RAINBOW INVASION!

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Going from all Brown to ALL RAINBOW!

In my past collections, I’ve used browns quite liberally. Chocolate brown, tan, sand, khaki, rust…..any and all browns.  I love them and I know how to use them.

Audio Helkuik’s “h/g: you be the hunter, i’ll be the gatherer” collection on the Omaha Fashion Week runway.

Brown is my favorite color to design with.  I’m a big fan of black too, especially the brown/black combo.  My love for brown often seeps into my designs for theater costuming.

My costume design for Northwestern College’s production of “Into the Woods.” (photo credit to NWC)

Since the collection I am designing right now is all bright color and zero brown, I feel a bit out of my comfort zone but I’m all sorts of giddy about it.  I can just hear people thinking “You can’t go from ALL BROWN to ALL RAINBOWS?!?!?”  Watch me. And, you know, I’ve done it before, and it was awesome.

My partner, Cameron, and I in our brown-on-brown outfits the day we got married.

Tea party reception. All browns. (I made my outfit, so I got to pick ALL the browns in it!)

Cutting the cake together. Jeesh, I love brown.

Rainbow confetti starts invade the all brown day.

ALL BROWN turns into a super fun RAINBOW CELEBRATION!

Rainbow cake! Seriously, there were probably more pictures taken of this cake than of me and my partner.

Brown to rainbow, ta da!

Worry not, folks, you CAN go from all brown to rainbow.  My colorful collection, monoprismatic, has taken over my usually all-brown studio and I just love the color invasion!

 

 

Because I know someone is dying to know:

Rainbow cake created by Chris Janicek Cakebox: http://www.omahacakes.com/

(And it tasted SO. FREAKIN. GOOD.)

 

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