Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Has there ever been something from your past that influenced you more than you would ever have originally thought? As I child, I enjoyed looking through my mother's old 9th grade Home Economics workbook. Called Applied Art and published by the Department of Education of the Government of British Columbia in 1948, I thought it contained so many interesting things. Even in the 1960's, everything in the book seemed so old fashioned! Workbook pages required the that the student cut out pictures from catalogues and magazines to illustrate a concept. . .or use paint and brush to design color schemes. Design principles applied to fashionable clothing, rules for accessorizing, color-schemes, and more were illustrated in this book. Throughout my teen years and beyond, this book peaked my interest in fashion, sewing, and design. And to think. . .it all started from one simple little book.