About

The Carpetbagger

The Carpetbagger

Welcome!  My name is Samantha Swade.  I am an artist and  fashion enthusiast, who originally hails from Leawood, Kansas.  From the time I was a preteen, I did my best to throw myself into the world of fashion and took advantage of my big brother living NYC where I spent my adolescent summers crashing on his couch so I could intern for his Fashion Designer (then)girlfriend, while taking intensive pre-college art and fashion courses at Parsons.  This led to my studying at a variety of different art schools including The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago as well as Parsons.  With a creative vision from day one/Having always been well aware of my surroundings, I can’t help but look at the world with a creative eye (telescope)  I enjoy people watching, observing  different aspects of culture, art, fashion, music, fashion, and anything in between.  I currently live in Brooklyn, NY (my favorite place in the world!) where I do my best to spread myself between several art forms including painting, illustrating, mixed media, prop and wardrobe styling.  The thrill of creating a treasure out of another’s trash is what motivates and inspires me day after day.  I am sharing with you this blog as a sort of “open diary” if you will, of all that inspires me, and taking the time to notice the beauty in the everyday.  Cheers!

-S.Swade (The Carpetbagger)

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Amy Schwartz says:

    Well done Samantha!

  2. Rich says:

    Thanks for starting this. Can’t wait for the inspiration!

  3. applejaxe says:

    Cute blog I like 🙂 I am following.

  4. Kyle says:

    Can you please provide me with your contact information? We love one of the images on your blog and are trying to find the source or photographer who took the image for copyright reasons.
    It is this image:

    Did you take this image or do you know what website this image is from?

    Please respond to kingsburystaff@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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