Monday, March 1, 2010


I was informed that I need to explain the 'Taco Principle.' So here goes! What do you love in a taco? At a taco bar each taco is different. 50 people at the same 15 item bar all make different combinations of the ingredients that add up to exactly what they each want to eat.
I use this principle in Design. I tell my clients to get a box or a bag (some kind of container i.e. shell) and start gathering all the things they love. A piece of string, a scrap of fabric, a single tile, a picture with a 'feel,' anything that they come across that speaks to them or their appetite. Once the pieces are gathered, and put together properly, they make one cohesive room or one really good taco!
I use the Taco Principle all the time. When I quilt, I pick fabrics that I love and eventually I gather enough to make a really cute table runner. In clothing, I buy separates that inevitably work to create outfits. In life, I keep the people around me that make me feel safe and whole. With Tacos and with Life, if you gather together what and who you love, everything will work in harmony and you will be filled!


  1. I love this! I'm going to try it!

  2. keep writing. you are soooooo good with words. maybe a book is on its way. love ye.