Carol Lorraine Designs are painted with exuberant joy, a passionate free spirit, and a deep love for nature. I hope you'll experience an aliveness within you when viewing or wearing my exciting colorful silks.
My artistic background includes work in the San Francisco Bay Area as a puppeteer, costume designer, ColorStyle designer, and image consultant.
I combine my background with a Master of Arts in Costume Design and a Master of Arts in Creation Spirituality to create Wearable Art with Heart.
A certified teacher of all ages, I've taught art, drama, and music to children and
adults for over forty years. My Creativity Circles for women have been successful in helping people to explore and develop their creativity. I love to guide others to express their joy and authenticity through my transformational soul purpose life coaching programs, Alive! with Creating.
A music lover, I delight in playing the piano, drums and percussion and singing in harmony with others. Residing in the beautiful Napa Valley, California I paint from my home studio, inspired by the dynamic coastal mountains and breathtaking rich colors of the sprawling vineyards aglow with the changing seasons. I love spending time on the Big Island of Hawaii every year where I swim with the spinner dolphins, visits old friends, and am inspired by the tropical beauty and colors!
A thank you written from a grandmother to her granddaughter after receiving a "Gentle Beauty" scarf for her 91st birthday.
"You cannot imagine how thrilled I am to receive the original creative scarf by Carol as a present from you. It is such beautiful fabric, silk charmeuse, in all the colors that you and I enjoy so much and the design
is outstanding. It is called, 'Gentle Beauty' and for now it is hanging in the hall over my coral display, next to the driftwood tree with shell leis. Oh, those lilac and purple tones are something. Never in my life have I ever owned anything so luxurious. Thank you so much and someday, you know when, you must stake a claim for it.
Grandma Rosie xxoo