Today is a red letter day. I am going to San Francisco and having some fabric printed that I designed. When I was in high school, my crazy art teacher that no one respected told me I should think about going into textile designs based upon some abstract paintings I did. I thought she was C U C K O O - textile design? What the hell was she talking about? I had no idea and I couldn't grasp the concept because when I was in high school digital did not exist. I would have had to take a slow boat to China, have fabric molds made, dye lots created and many many strike off 's shown to just get 1 yard of final fabric. Then a few years ago at work we started digital fabric printing and I managed production for small fashion designers based in SF, LA and New York. I was in heaven and my art teacher's comment came rushing back to me as I saw what the possibilities were for "textile design." No slow boat to China for me, it was at my finger tips and I started designing like crazy. Now I have swatches and yardage and color charts strewn upon my work space like a big beautiful fabric bomb exploded. So, off I go to the city today, dropping off files, picking up some suits from my seamstress and having lunch with my friends overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Ah life is good.