A few months ago I started an artist interview series with the cute ladies from All Mighty Clothing (see here). I am so excited to continue that series today with the fabulous Jenny Hart, creator of Sublime Stitching. Jenny's beautiful patterns and stitched portraits changed the way I think about embroidery forever. Enjoy!
The freedom and independence that comes from being my own boss.
Elsie: What is the most challenging part of your work?
Jenny: Sure! Here are a few:
I will have a solo show of drawings opening at Domy Books in Austin on May 1st called "Study Hall Drawings" http://domystore.com/austin/index.html
I'm embroidering imagery from Hieronymous Bosch paintings for Richard Saja's invitational "Replanting the Garden" opening in Indianapolis at Big Car Gallery http://www.bigcar.org/
And I'll have work in the upcoming Gallery Hananhou NYC show "Lost At Sea" May 6th – June 11th
Sublime Stitching will (fingers crossed) also have a new pattern sheet up in the next week or two. I'm a little bit over-worked right now, to tell the truth!
Elsie: Who are your style icons?
Jenny: Goodness. No one has ever asked me this. If this is to mean anyone who possessed a personal aesthetic that I admire, then I could only name a very few.
My mom, Louise Brooks, Helmut Newton, Tamara DeLempicka, Prince, Linda Fiorentino, Angelica Houston, Cindy Wilson, Beatrice Dalle…
Elsie: Do you have any advise for aspiring artists and indie business owners?
Jenny: Yes, I do! It's right here.
Thanks so much, Jenny! I adore you.
Please take a moment to leave Jenny a sweet comment & also let me know some of your favorite artists who you would love to see interviewed or featured here at A Beautiful Mess! XO. elsie