Sunday, June 13, 2010
i have been so good at forgetting my camera lately. all these wonderful events have slipped through my fingers--though they are happily stored in my memory--just because i was too spacey to remember to put my camera in my bag when i went out. my stepfather's wonderful 70th birthday celebration last weekend? yup, no camera. the delightful seattle modern quilt guild meeting yesterday? totally forgot it. (though, if you head over to katie's blog, you can see some evidence of our sew-in, along with the wonky stars we made for a quilt for a guild member's new baby.)
and last night, as c and i ventured down to georgetown for our friend suze's studio opening, i was especially sad when i realized that, yet again, i had forgotten my camera. fortunately, c reminded me that we might be able to get some good photos out of my iphone, and i'm happy to report that these aren't the worst pictures in the world. which is good news because suze's studio is a spectacular space and one that i want to share with anyone and everyone in the world.
suze is one of those friends who can make something beautiful out of anything you give her. she is constantly creating and recreating and her little condo is an ever-evolving display of these ingenious creations. she is the friend who can cover a ripped up old settee in camo and fake fur and make it look like you would pay $20,000 for it. she can make a storage wall out of old file cabinets and trunks, paint poems in italian in gold around her bed, decide to make an enormous bookshelf out of old pipes, or cover a shoe rack with a classic italian painting. she is the friend who decides to take up letterpress and the next thing you know is printing up the most amazing cards. she is constantly combing shops in seattle (and around the world, in fact) looking for treasures and inspiring objects that she can turn into something even more amazing. she is, simply, one of those people who can just do. and for that, i am truly envious.
so last night she unveiled her new little world, studio suze. i am not one to describe a place as a magical wonderland, but this is the kind of place where i might actually use those words. she has only been occupying this space, located in georgetown's old rainier bottling plant, for just a month or two, but in the time has managed to turn this plain and simple loft into a tiny world of beauty.
suze is the kind of person who can pair a white dickies jumpsuit with black heels and make the entire thing work.
suze is the kind of person who thinks to collect a swarm of insect and butterfly broaches and pin them into entomological displays.
suze can take a collection of hand mirrors and lay them out on a table and suddenly they take on a completely new feel.
and so i am so very delighted that suze has found a space where she can work on all her creations and show them off to the world.