A photo that I took for a high school photo project.


My very first knit piece

I finished this scarf about a month ago I believe. It is the first thing that I have ever successfully finished knitting. It is a dark green infinity scarf. I won’t lie, it is a bit itchy. I wear it with pride none the less.

Happy knitting!

Charming Chaos.

Hello friends!

Life has been a whirlwind lately. I don’t start classes until summer, so I decided to find a job. I got the stylist position at Free People that I was lusting over, and have been working for about 2 (?) weeks now! I am absolutely in love with my job. The atmosphere fits me perfectly. Everything I look at is visually stimulating, and my coworkers and customers are amazing. I didn’t think that I would be this eager to work, but I really am having the best time.

I feel that Free People could have some textile opportunities for me down the line as well. Looking at everything that we have in store has been inspiring me like crazy. Everything is lace and crochet and bead work, and phenomenal. I’ve just started a new knit piece, so we will see where that takes me!

I’m so busy right now, but i’m filled with joy. God knows what he is doing, and he is doing it well.



This is the end result

I used fabric from an old tee shirt that I cut up for the flower on the right. The flower on the left was made with ribbon. I also Incorporated beads and charms, to give it more of a 3D look and feel. I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

There is no atmospheric perspective or complex meaning behind this piece of artwork. But that’s its appeal. It is happy and simple.

Stage one: Messy paints and frayed fabric

Your run of the mill introduction post…

Hello readers,

My name is Ashley LeMay, I live in California and I am…well, young. I am a transfer student at The Academy of Art in San Francisco. I will be starting classes shortly to attain my BoA in Textile Design. I am currently in the process of documenting some work that I have created in the past and am now starting some new pieces for my portfolio. Documenting one’s work is very important, to show others that the artist has grown in their abilities and style, and to show themselves that they have grown as well. I believe Stella Adler when she stated that “Growth as an [artist] and as a human being are synonymous”. Which is why I have created this blog. I would like to share my artistic growth (and maybe a few other topics, if you would humor me) with anyone who is willing to listen. I hope that keeping track of my work through thdata:text/mce-internal,is blog will allow me to focus on reaching out to learn more, and to share what I love.

I’ve already blandly introduced myself. So here are a few fun facts about me:

  • I have lived in 4 different states during my short life time.
  • I have a very close knit family, including two sassy dachshunds.
  • Speaking of knitting, I have recently taught myself to knit. I’m not very good but I love it! 
  • I just recently switched my major to textile design.
  • I would like to think of myself as a very positive and loving person.


I will try to get some pictures up of pieces that I’m putting into my textile portfolio shortly. It is due for submission on the 9th, so i’m scrambling to get things together. Wish me luck!



Ashley LeMay