Friday, March 23, 2012

Project Green Runway photo-shoot at Rainbow Fabrics

Project Green Runway is underway, with our new website under development.  So far, we have had a lot of fun at our photo-shoot at Rainbow Fabrics last Sunday.  We've organized the Runway Show, with trashion created by Youth Leadership, to be at the Marin Sanitary Services on June 9.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Project Green Runway Workshops, Beginning April 6 at Rainbow Fabrics

Our photo shoot at Rainbow Fabrics Crafts & Things was a huge hit with our models in Elise's creations.  Now, we are offering free workshops, where you can create your own trashion, and be part of the solution of removing plastics from the waste stream in Marin County.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Some Like It Hot and Wakeup Call in the Trashion Fashion Show at Sonoma Community Center, April 21

Come to the Sonoma Trashion Show, where art, fashion, ecology and activism come together, on the Andrews Hall runway, on April 21.  Doors open at 5 pm, with cocktails from 5-5:30 pm and then, models will be struttin' their stuff on the catwalk, to live music!  Meet the designers and models, and see the creations up close.  Trashion will be on exhibit, April 6-28, in Gallery 212, during gallery hours, 11 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday.   For tickets, go to

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Project Green Runway for Marin County Youth

Dear Art Lover and Friend,

Thanks to my recent Solo show, "A Woman For All Seasons", at O'Hanlon Center For the Arts, I'm pleased to announce that my new project, Project Green Runway, is on its way.

In Landmark Education, I am in Phase 3 of my Community Project called Self Expression Leadership Program, where 62 participants have coaches and leaders that help us succeed with our Community Projects.   I created Project Green Runway on Feb. 15, 2012, for teens.  Synchronities and "happenings" are over the top, including a Coach (out of 15), Tania Walters, who picked me, (before she knew I have a new art studio at Marin MOCA ) who has an art studio at MOCA!   My partner Christin Anderson who found me through my article in the IJ and came to my Show at O'Hanlon has Belgian roots, through her father, and is an incredible quilter and needle arts woman,  like my mother and myself, also Belgian, like Isabelle de Borchgrave, (Pulp Fashion).    Plus, too many more syncs to mention here!    There's nothing better than intentional living when it comes to registering folks in what you are UP to!!!

My DREAM website domain, created in May, 2011, and awaiting development has morphed into yet another, catchier domain name, (under construction through Weebly).   

Our new Blog, is a great place where participants can come together on our Project Green Runway Forum to share their ideas, creative process, post in-progress and final pictures of creative ecowear made out of every REusable, REcyclable, REpurposed material known to Humankind.   Participants can check in with our videos and coming soon podcasts (I start my new film career, through a FREE orientation at Marin TV tonight!), for helpful DIY-like how-to's, hints and tips for all kinds of sewing techniques, knitting, crochet, hat-making, felting, painting on fabric, weaving, etc....  

As Community, my partner Christin Anderson, and I are seeking 3-4 more leaders for our Project.   

We meet on Fridays and Saturdays, 4-6 pm, at Rainbow Fabrics in Fairfax, free of charge, with a group of teens who will be learning valuable leadership skills while they create their fiber-artistry Ecowear.    If you would like to get in at Ground level, or know someone who would like to participate in a Community Project that will be fun, educational and creative beyond your wildest dreams, where you can offer your valuable skills, teach if you like, and launch a new generation of empowered teenagers to a new Planet,  please come to our Meeting on Thursday, May 15, at 3 pm, at our "office" at the new Good Earth in Fairfax.   

As you can expect, our Project will be immensely successful with numerous media mentions, including newspapers,  radio, TV, and social media about our upcoming Event, to be held at an influential organization, currently in the negotiation phase, in May, and forecasted for yet larger EVENTS such as the Marin County Fair in July and Earth Day Festival in 2013!!   

DREAM BIG and they will come!