You will see a lot of East Coast art aesthetic in the design influence throughout the Adirondacks collection. Pyrography and tramp art -- and you’re going to hear a whole lot about whimsies.
“What do you have, 500 whimsies you’ve collected, Cheryl?” Audrey asked.
“Not 500. Maybe 400,” Cheryl conceded.
“Ok, 498,” Audrey responded.
“Listen, I’m really good at collecting!” Cheryl laughed. “It’s been over the course of 30 years they were bound to add up!”
“And what were you planning to do with them?” Audrey inquired.
“Well, I was going to do a coffee table book on them, originally” Cheryl laughed.
“That was my justification when I started collecting them years ago. And for like, three decades after that. That’s how interesting I find them, and the unique technique, and the ingenuity of the Iroquois and Tuscarora women to capitalize on the influx of tourist traffic and trade; I wanted to do a visually pleasing but also informational coffee book about whimsies. I’d still love to, but Audrey always tells me I have to ‘finish the collection I’m designing first’, so I took the opportunity to work them into this collection – aesthetically and educationally (our catalogs are basically coffee-table worthy productions at this point) – and the Whimsey Bird Dress is arguably the standout piece of this collection, so it wasn’t for nothing!”