Dori’s World: A Visit to Stephanie Hirsch’s Studio

I went to visit my dear friend Stephanie Hirsch at her studio the other day and was blown away by her transformation from fashion designer to the artist Stephanie Dawn. Her first collection of artwork titled “Freedom of The Mind: Freedom of the Soul” delves into the deeper or double meaning of words and sayings with both humor and enlightenment.

“Initially, sayings can be static,” Stephanie says, “but once we apply our life experiences they can have infinite meanings.” To convey her messages, she bridges the gap between fashion and art by utilizing beads and embroidery, which give her artwork a three-dimensional depth. The metallic sheen of the medium also serves to remind us that the mantras can shine a positive light on our inner struggles, both literally and figuratively. All I can say it blew me away! Congratulations, Stephanie!  You can see more of her pieces at

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