Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Blog

Check out my new blog over at: to see some of the new artwork that I have been creating in my design lab.

I will start to post again on this blog as well from time to time, but it will be more clothing and fashion related, where my Twisted Root Studio blog will primarily be about my artwork.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sorry it has taken me so long to really get started on this blog. I will attempt to start adding some art content and pictures on my blog regularly.

One of the things I like to do is recycle old clothing (or fabric items) into new clothing or gift items. I create a variety of items, but one that I enjoy is taking old graphic t-shirts and cutting them up to re-work into new t-shirt creations. It is a great creative outlet. This past Sunday we had a photo shoot of some of my up-cycled t-shirts -- check out the photos.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


So this last weekend I up and moved my home and studio to a new location in Lake Forest Park (just north of Seattle). I hate moving - my back still aches and I am not done yet. Still unpacking boxes in the new place while I make plans to move the rest of my stuff in to storage for awhile. Even though I cant find anything I need in my new place yet.... I am actually excited to set up my new live/work space. It represents a fresh start and it is an opportunity for me to focus on how I can move forward in my art, my life and my business. I will be in this location for a short period of time while I wait for an artist loft space to finish being built out. I hope to move into that space in early summer.

I also just got the huge packet of documents back from the state for the formation of my new LLC! My new business name is: "Twisted Root Studio, LLC." I am excited about setting up my new business -- It will be a design studio where I create fashion and gifts for clients and for sale online. In addition, I will offer design services such as fabric design, presentation boards, and garment technical spec packs for wholesale companies. The products I create & offer will be under the name "House of Dyrdahl," "Twisted Root Studio" & possible other labels. I am really looking forward to developing some new products to sell.

More to come...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Well here it goes...

For quite some time now several of my friends and family members have been urging me to start a blog so they can keep up with what I am working on, what is inspiring me and what is going on in my life. I kept saying I would, but it seemed like I never could get around to setting it up. So now I told myself..."self, I said, no more excuses - get it done now!" So I did it and this is my first post. Now let's see if I can keep it up. Please bear with me as I get used to this blogging thing.

To be continued...