Got an offer I couldn’t refuse: taking MATS parts A & B with Lilla and Beth for a bargain price (offered to students who had taken Parts A & B last year, and are currently enrolled in MATS Assignment Bootcamp). I love the opportunity to build my portfolio with some structure and guidance.
This week, we did bolt fabric based on a vintage casserole dishes and tropical fruits theme. While doing my research, I thought of Carmen Miranda and her over-the-top tropical fruit headdresses. Who could resist? Not me! Here are the preliminary sketches:
Along with the fruit, I thought it might be nice to include some florals. Passion flowers and hibiscus remind me so much of my days in Puerto Rico, so I did some sketches of those. And passion fruit, known as parcha in PR, has an amazing tart flavor. Makes a refreshing beverage.
Loved the sketches, but wasn’t too keen on the name Carmen Pyranda, so I changed it:
Added color, made some coordinates, and put it all together in a presentation:
Had such a fun time with this! Definitely want to do more tropical themes. Having lived in the tropics for most of my young adulthood, it really speaks to me.
So, what do you think? I’d love to get your feedback in the comments.