Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This is the first shirt I made in my first year of college at Mount Mary. It's a combination of three shirts I already had- the gray shirt with the puffy sleeves stayed how it was, but I added the black sleeves and the "Bonjour mon amour" square from two other shirts. The pink ruffles that I frayed, black stitching, and beading are extra little touches!

New logo, perhaps?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Normalcy's Not Really My Thing

This is my final project for one of my introductory classes at UW-Madison. The three pieces display my newly acquired skills of plaiting and crocheting, and my love for bold accessories.

Headband? Headpiece? Head ornament? Helmut?



My least favorite day... when everybody has eaten all of the good taffy. The only remaining flavors? Cinnamon, banana, watermelon, and whatever black is.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Your love isn't my drug...

....magazines are.

For the past six years of my life, I have been unhealthily obsessed with magazines; I devour them, then rip out my favorite images. Those pictures are then glued in a very particular order to sketchbooks. This may seem very simple and maybe a little odd, but nothing brings me more joy in life.

During the school year, I don't have much time to devote to my magazine addiction, so I get really behind and have to catch up in the summer.

I have my work cut out for me this summer and couldn't be happier.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Me Times Three

After high school, I attended Mount Mary College for one year where I had this drawing professor who scared the living daylights out of all of us students. I'm pretty sure at least one of us cried in every single class. There was even this girl who informed me once that she stopped at a bar after every class before she went home for the night just to wind down after being tormented for two and a half hours.

I never had the opportunity to get hammered after class, but I did find myself with a great deal of motivation to get my artwork done and done well so that he would stay off my back. This plan worked for the most part, and somehow, I even was able to sneak a little bit of self-expression into some of my pieces. I'm pretty sure I created some of my most successful art in his class, but honestly, it was all done in fear. Can you see it in my three part self-portrait?

Friday, June 4, 2010

My favorite day... when my mom fills up our candy dish with a new delicious treat. The latest Luterbach sweets obsession?


Inspiration Board

For the jacket project shown in my previous post, we were required to pick a word that was our inspiration for the design. Then we had to create a board that further displayed our inspiration in a visual way.
My word was "spring," and my main inspiration came from flowering trees, particularly lilacs (my favorite time of the whole year is the, approximately, three weeks that lilacs are alive on their trees). I also felt the need to put a picture of decorated silverware and a picture of Gemma Ward wearing a humongous hat with a veil on the board. If I'm being completely honest though, I drew no inspiration from those things while creating my jacket; they were just really cool pictures that happened to fit in with my color scheme at the end. Shhhhhhhhhh.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Flower Power

So, the final project in my first sewing class at UW-Madison was to take a kimino jacket pattern, alter it in some way, and add any kind of embellishment to it, like buttons, stitching, beading, etc. Being Sammy Luterbach, naturally, my first thought was to completely cover my jacket in flowers, but not just any flowers, mind you: flowers HANDMADE from a variety of fabrics, ribbons, buttons, and beads. While you were off gallanvanting, relaxing, and enjoying the world's beauties, I spent my entire spring break making those stupid flowers. I really have no explanation for my madness other than I thought it would look pretty.
I can't wait for the perfect occasion to wear this crazy thing!