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SCULPTURAL JERSEY KNITS SCARVES

Monday, December 21st, 2015 6:43 pm | by vviannay

I started making one of a kind scarves, sewn in different ways. Some are identical rectangular pieces sewn together I call the patchwork scarf or a more organic version made with different size and shapes that I call the seaweed scarf.
Most materials are wool and cotton jerseys knits and some are USA materials.
The colors are usually on the olive greens, rusts, blue jeans or black and grays.
All hand made in my studio in California.
the patchwork scarf are $ 65 each and the seaweed scarf are $75 each.
click on products to see the collection.
You can buy them on my products page directly or at Le Bel Age in Mission Hills, San Diego.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 11:53 pm | by vviannay

Japanese style mural on a kitchen ceiling. I painted the background in metallic charcoal and dark grey warm silver lines, to evoke a cloudy sky and the cranes are guided in gold. The whole apartment was modern japanese style and it makes sense with the ultra modern kitchen. This project was with Milnamnow & York Interior Design.
To see more pictures of this mural go to murals -> modern.

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Fine Art Commission

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 7:53 pm | by vviannay

This year has been explosive for art, I am on my 6th fine art commission. Currently I am working on a painting for a Best Western, Seven Seas Hotel for their lobby. It’s going to be huge, 8 x 4 feet. I am to inspire visitors and evoke glorious San Diego.

I just finished two paintings for a hot rapper in Hollywood, I cannot reveal who he is but maybe the painting will give you a clue.
The inspiration with these pieces was smoke, but I did not want to just paint realistic smoke, it could have come out cheesy and frankly boring. I added some depth and interested to the simple dark background using my bubble wrap technique. I was given instructions on the colors to work in the room too and this what I came up with.

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Broom Paintings

Monday, August 31st, 2015 6:04 pm | by vviannay

Sometime you have to go for it, you have an idea in your head, 100 percent of the time, it never comes out the way you think it will . Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, but over all I go for it or I will never know and I will loose momentum. No matter what, I will learn something new. I’m going bold, painting wide strokes. It looks like the painting strokes were painted fast. In fact it took a few tries and I realized the slow movement had the best effect. It was a controlled and slow dance with a brush, then a broom for the bold effect. It’s funny how something so simple in the end can be so complex…It’s usually the way when you choose the narrow door.

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Bold Cloud, 2 x2 feet, acrylic
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Pink Cactus, 2 x2 feet, acrylic
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Woosh, 2 x2 feet, acrylic

Los Angeles Summer Craft Fair

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 8:50 pm | by vviannay

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I will be attending the renegade fair this next weekend and sharing the space with the wonderful ‘Two Hermanas’. I hope you can make it!

Contemporary painting for a home by a golf course

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 2:42 am | by vviannay

This project was for a very modern home by the La Costa Golf Course in North County. We needed something large, 6 x 6 feet. The painting was for the entrance, so we wanted to make a splash, inviting and somehow represent the golf course but not make too obvious. You never know how the painting is going not end up, it’s a complete mystery to me. I usually paint all over the canvas to break away the stage fright and then will start once there is color every where!
Debbie Rodriguez the designer gave me colors to work from so it works well with the room tones and we work together during the process.
the final painting:
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the subject:
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Mini VV, the new fanny pack, SMALL is IN!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 3:24 pm | by vviannay

The Mini VV was a design collaboration with Valerie Ferrari owner of Le Bel Age and Chateau Le Bel Age in Mission Hills.
It holds your keys, cards and mobile phone. It’s a small and practical holder, no more panic ‘where are my keys, where is my phone?’. Its perfect if you are wearing a dress with no pockets, going for a jog or a quick run to the super market, great for trade fairs. I sometimes wear mine around the house or when I am working in my work shop where i move around a lot from one desk to the other. The phone pockets is wide enough for the galaxy, the iPhone 6. The key holder claps is of the highest quality and can hold at least 10 keys.

These babies are handmade with USA Denim or USA organic cotton and USA Leather.
It comes with a long or short leather strap depending if you want it across the body or around your neck.

It’s the new fanny pack but elegant, small is in!
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Vegas Market Place Trade Show 2015

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 12:57 am | by vviannay

Well it’s that time of the year, we got through the holidays and now I have to think about springs sales. I am attending the Market Place Vegas Trade Fair this year for the first time. I hear it has grown a lot and getting really big, I am excited!
I will be in the Made Section, which is more for the artisans and small companies like mine. My booth will be facing the Trend section which is fun too.

Dates: 18th 22nd January 2015,
City: Vegas,
Address:
World Market Center Las Vegas
495 South Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Event: Market Place,
Booth: C11-726.

for more info go to: website
See you there!

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Coming up events

Monday, October 20th, 2014 6:35 pm | by vviannay

Time to Xmas Shop!
on the 2nd November 2014, from noon to 4pm.
I will be selling my product line in the ‘Flower Hill Mall’ off Via de la Valle in Del Mar. It is on the lower part of the mall, stairs are by Burger Lounge.
I will present my new line of grocery bags with hand cut leather straps and new eco unbleached dish towels and nautical line; including the usual of course!

On the 22nd November between 11-5pm.
I am joining ‘Makers Arcade’ at the Moniker Warehouse. This event will include around 50 other craft men and women and artists. There will be live entertainment, food and all you can find for christmas presents hand made locally.
Address:
Moniker Warehouse, 705 16th St,
East Village, San Diego, CA 92101

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Custom Fabric Printing for Curtains

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 3:30 pm | by vviannay

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Anita Dawson rendering of the curtains.

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detail of the printed fabric.

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cardboard layout to create the composition

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curtains up

This was a collaboration with ANITA DAWSON DESIGN GROUP, IN San Diego. 15 feet long custom accent curtains, for a living room. Burnt orange and pepper red dots floating up on silky cream fabric. The idea to make the design look effortless but also giving a statement to complement the strong bones of the room. I printed each dot separately. I made templates of each shape on different pieces of card, placed them on the fabric to create the composition before starting printing. Giving the illusion that the dots are floating up, there were more at the bottom and less at the top. The red dots are perfect circles and the burnt orange ones more like loose egg shapes, a simple idea but that gave the design just the right amount of decadence.

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