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Artist Dana Baldwin...

Dear Friends, I would like you to meet Dana Baldwin, dress designer and artist.

Dana, your fashions are out of this world and yet I can see myself in them. How did you get started creating art you can wear?

Well, I trained professionally as a registered dietitian but didn’t like that job. So, after being hired as a clinical dietitian at a local hospital I decided I couldn’t do it anymore and walked out during orientation. That’s when I opened a shop/studio in Peoria, Illinois called The Sheared Edge and started selling my designs.

Burlap gown

How does an idea for a new style or piece come to you?

It comes from everyday experiences or from something that happened in the past.

I get my best ideas as I’m falling asleep, but they can come at any time.