Fabric Obsession and my 10,000 Hours

If you’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Outliers he refers to the 10,000 hours theory (as it relates to success.)  After I read it the main thing I could say that I had accumulated a ton of hours doing (that I enjoyed) was thrift store shopping.  I’ve said many times to many people that I truly believe that the hours and hours I’ve spent going up and down and back and forth thru clothing aisles at numerous thrift stores has honed my eye to finding beautiful fabric, fabulous detail and great workmanship.  The most way cool thing is that thrift store shopping allows you to spot a great item (whether it’s the fabric itself or the details)  and THEN check the label.  This really trains your eye to find fabric treasures, uninfluenced by a store or designer name!

Oh, and it’s probably just as well I haven’t had a clock on me- not sure I want to know how many hours I’ve spent looking for treasures.  Of course, on the other hand, if Mr. Gladwell’s theory is correct, success could be just around the corner (of the next thrift store clothing aisle).

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Technology upgrade and small compositions

We finally got an I-Pad – YEAH!   Only one for the Flack household, so we’re sharing it!  I’m also working on something new- small fabric compositions/compiliations that I plan to mat and frame.  I can’t even count the number of times that customers have said (of my bags) that they just want to frame them and hang them on the wall.   Well, that’s kinda what this is.   This photo is just down and dirty and it’s sans glass and frame but you get the idea!!

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Flashdance-what a feeling!

It’s kind of goofy to admit, but one of the highlights to the recent trip to Pittsburgh was seeing (and riding) the Duquesne Incline.  It was featured in movie Flashdance!  The scene (or scenes) where she (and her bike) take the incline to visit her mentor/ dancer friend is on the aforementioned incline.   That aside, the view at the top is amazing!  

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New Orleans Cemetery

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The Tents!

Watched a great documentary on Netflix last night.  The Tents recounts the history of the tents in Bryant Park fashion week!  Fascinating!   Highly recommend!

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