admin October 4th, 2011
WT is a Deluxe version! and yeah…It’s Tuesday, I know..but I think it’s Wednesday Down Under by now, so this one’s for you Land of Oz. I couldn’t wait for Wednesday this week because you not only get a very interesting video, you get some Fabricy News Info too, that I have been dying to tell you for a few weeks now. So I moved it up a day…
because I can….it’s my blog and I can switch days if I want to….days if I want to….oops…different song…
The pictures scattered about here are some of the inspiration behind David’s debut line….David who? Read on, read on…..(or cheat and click on the hyperlink….I know 20% of you already did anyway)
Should I make you wonder for awhile with a bearably short story? okay, Okay, I will…(sorry no choice here)
It started back at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City where I met the wonderful Lisa Lam. She was so warm and friendly, we became friends over the internet since then. She happens to design bags…..LOTS of bags, and so somewhere in BagLand she had become friends with Amy Butler, another serious Bag Lady. Well, she was visiting Amy after Market, and then later contacted me telling me that David Butler, Amy’s husband, had this really creative project going on that was going to be fabulous. And she told him that she thought I would be a great collaborator….or something like that! Well, we connected by email, but he wasn’t ready then to reveal anything, so all summer, I tried to not wonder exactly what this fabulous opportunity was. Until now….David has his own line of fabric coming out this fall under his new brand Parson Gray. The line is called Curious Nature....here’s a little peek.
He and I are talking about some collaborative projects, which are still in very early stages (the sample yardage isn’t even in the States yet). We are both looking forward to the possibilities though.
David is a very creative individual, and has a huge body of work behind him already. I thought it would be fun to interview him in my usual silly style, and then I thought well it would be good for him to get even more exposure than my blog, so I am teaming up with my other gig Generation Q Magazine, and sending you there for the interview. But you have to stay here for the video and prize….yup…prize….this is a Deluxe Edition of Watch It
Wednesday Tuesday, alright? It would only be “special” without a prize!
So by now you probably figured out Dave is also a musician….you are sooo smart!
Here is David’s group The Black Owls in “We All Fall Down” Black Owls videos are sometimes slightly R rated in snippets, so be forewarned. The first image starts off the humor (and deep truth) that I see in their videos with the line “Everyone is normal until you get to know them” so very, very true, isn’t it?
What I love about this and all of the Black Owls videos are the funny little repeat sections…they make me laugh…. their music is not something I would listen to all of the time, but I like it once in awhile… Mostly I like it because I know that David (and his band whom I don’t know) are having a great time doing what they love, and I think that is pretty wicked awesome… you know?
So there you have it David Butler, Amy Butler’s true love, musician, artist, textile designer…and now my friend, wow his life is so complete now, isn’t it??
Okay so you could make his life slightly more complete by liking Parson Gray on Facebook….
should we beg for comments to win a prize pack? okay let’s….you have till October 11th to comment here. At that time I will pick a winner, and when I get some Curious Nature, I will send you a scrap bag from the projects that I make with it, okay? Meaning you will know that you win in October, but you may not get your prize for a month or two as the line is that new!!
To win, you need to go over to Generation Q and read the interview and then come back here and comment on something from that interview, like which of the two truths and a lie is the lie, or something like that….(and we also have a bigger sneak peek at the line over there too!!)