meeting sonya

sonya's palette
last friday night i met sonya.

sonya is the creator of one of my favorite valentines ever. she also created pierre, who i’m still in love with. mwah, mwah, mwah pierre!

sonya was in town for the opening of metaphoric fibers at the the textile center. her piece was knitted silk covered with beeswax, and easily one of my favorites. anna and kristin were there, and all of us skipped the artist talk to make our own small talk. the entire night i debated taking a polaroid to mark the occasion. but then i remembered i don’t like my photo being taken, so i cannot ask that others comply. so instead, i’m sharing sonya’s wonderful palette for the evening… it was so vibrant and lovely: orange scarf. chartreuse t-shirt (not as garish as my scanner would leave you to believe). plum sweater, which was handknit. an amazing handmade tan skirt, with a doily screen print and white bird applique. and kick-ass red socks and boots.

i only wish that spring had been more impressive for my friend sonya — who is flesh and blood and not just is a figment of the interwebs — so she’ll want to come back to our funny little town.

6 responses to “meeting sonya”

  1. aimee says:

    you painted your meeting – how fabulous is that! beats a photo any day!

  2. Anna says:

    What a clever idea to mark the occasion! I had fun meeting Sonya, catching up with Kristin and spending time with you. Thank you so much for inviting me. Mwah!

  3. sara says:

    lucky you! Sonya is one of my favorite people, and one of the few friends I still keep in San Francisco from my 3 years of living there.

    What a small world!
    Sara

  4. kristin says:

    jen! that is one exceptional way to honor sonya and her visit…just the hint of the doily in the corner…LOVE IT!! it felt so good…reallyreally good to see you all. i miss seeing you and anna so much …it did my soul good to hang with you two.

  5. Sonya says:

    Awww shucks. It was lovely meeting you Jen and you better believe I will be coming back!

  6. kim says:

    her work is beautiful.

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