I am a mother of fraternal twin boys, a wife, a professional artist, a curator, an arts advocate, a community organizer, an avid tennis player, a fitness enthusiast–a wearer of many hats. Like most people with busy lifestyles, I have to go from one activity to another with little or no time to change my clothes. I created this athleisure wear line to fit my schedule, to feel comfortable, energized and ready to go (and to look creative and stylish, too!). Thank you for checking out my work!
My journey to creating an artleisure wear line was an unexpected joy…After undergoing hand surgery, I decided to take some Barre classes to stay fit. My workout clothes were uninspiring–made more evident since I was in front of a mirrored wall for 50 minutes every class. Empty searches for creative and energizing athletic wear inspired me to create my own!
I am a professional working artist with an MFA in painting from the University of Washington. (You can see my recent artworks on my art website.) My first legging designs came from images of some of my previous works. The amazing positive feedback I received gave me the confidence to design my own line of artleisure wear. My products are now sold at various shops in Massachusetts:
- The Artisan Gallery, Northampton
- Hardware the shop at MASSMoCA, North Adams
- online shop at Springfield Museums, Springfield
My designs are printed on high performance eco-friendly fabric. The colors will stay vibrant wash after wash. I hope you feel energized and inspired in your donnabelle.designs!
Thank you for your support.