Thursday, July 29, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Tula Pink

I really wanted to introduce you to the designer Tula Pink. I always have to read this girls blog posts because she is pretty much hilarious. Her sense of humor is right up my alley!

And her talent is amazing. Seriously, check out these shoes she is selling.





AND... her fabric designs are even more up my alley. She is one talented cat. Funny thing... I looked and looked and I can't tell you her real name! She must value her anonymity. That, or I am really blind. Or... maybe her name is Tula Pink. I don't know. Anyone have an answer here?

Her latest collections is plume. Check this stuff out!



I love this stuff!! She has several other fabric lines as well.

My next favorite is Full Moon Forest. Lovely!



Here's some info from her Bio:

I graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, with one degree in Graphic Design and one in Illustration. It was fun but I was tired of being broke so I decided to get a job. I worked briefly as an Exhibit designer for Museums in L.A. and when that became too quiet I relocated to the music industry. After about 6 years of that my ears began to bleed so I left California and went in search of a new home. The plan was to move as far east as I could get without renting a boat and work my way back west until I found a place I liked.

I now live in a small mid-western town where my closest neighbor is roughly four miles away. I have a cat that I never see and a lawn that requires more attention than the cat.

My main function in life is fabric design. I live for it. Through all of the moving and mind changing one thing was constant; fabric and sewing. I designed my first collection in my living room, after work and on weekends. The day I left my job in L.A. I sent it into Moda Fabrics and by the time I got to Albuquerque it was in production. A few years and several collections have passed since then.

Today I work with Free Spirit Fabrics designing not just for quilting but for a whole lifestyle of DIY-ers with a passion for saying things like “Hey. look what I made” or “don’t sit on that, it’s still wet”.

Seeing my name on that selvage was the only thing that had been missing from my professional life. So here I sit, an exiled rock princess on a throne of bolts and bobbins. This space is where I tell my story and share whatever there is to share about my world.

See what I mean about hilarious!? So, now you know a bit about this fantastic designer.

6 comments:

Kimberly said...

I adore her lines. I am pretty sure her real name is Jen McLean.

Anna said...

Oooo! Looking that up Kimberly.

Anna said...

You are right! Her name is Jen McClean! It's not a big mystery after all.

Kimberly said...

How cool would it be if her name really was Tula Pink?! Fun!

Tula P said...

Actually it is my name :)

Anna said...

Now I know Yards and Yards is famous!