Sarina Tomchin

Sydney, Australia

Artist / Designer / Cyclst,runner,swimmer / mum. wife. cleaner. cook. taxi driver.

painting again

Thursday. today is painting again, doing a large canvas based on friend’s house up at Forresters Beach on the Central Coast. it’s looking great. this if the first painting ina bout 6 months as i’ve been sewing up ranges of sleepwear and casual wear for Doily Couture. I paint the fabric yardage prints, placement prints, make the patterns, cut the fabric, sew and embroider, design the tags, labels everything. even make co-ordinating hangers out of resin to match. BUT, the fashion industry is awful, firstly they ignore you as an artist, eat you up and spit you out, I’m lucky i have a team that do everything that isn’t creative as i couldn’t do any of the ‘Business" side. Hate it with a passion. I don’t like fashion persay…i just like making things, beautiful things that i like to wear and say what i’m all about. I don’t follow trends, in fact i have a perverse liking for doing the opposite of what’s “in”. I reckon most fashion “designers” (read copiers) like to make females look as silly and unattractive as possible. that’s my rant for the day!

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