Last week I had the opportunity to have lunch with Jill Fressinier of Spill Art. Fressinier, who was accompanied by her daughter Juliette, invited my boyfriend Scott and I to lunch at Engrained, a restaurant on the Arizona State University campus that is focused on sustainable dining and serves locally grown food. Fressinier’s husband, Jerome, is the executive chef at Engrained. For two hours we all chatted about Fressinier’s art, her collaboration with We Love Colors, her family, and the amazing food that Jerome was bringing out for us to try. To say that Scott and I were more than impressed with the lunch and our chat with Fressinier would be an understatement. Here is what I learned during our lunch meeting.
Fressinier teamed up with WLC in 2009 to create an “Inspired by We Love Colors” line. Soon after she said was sent loads of WLC tights of various colors, and was given full reign of what she wanted to paint on them.
Fressinier said she was drawn to WLC because of all the bright colors that they offer.
“No one else offers those colors,” Fressinier said.
With this line, Fressinier said she decided to create one-of-a-kind, hand painted patches that she could attach to each pair of tights (or the socks and arm warmers she offers). Fressinier, who prefers to paint with acrylic paints, said she enjoyed having the tights, along with the other items, as a platform to put her art on.
“All of their products are fabulous,” she said.
Fressinier pointed out that since the patches are only lightly attached, they can be taken off once the tights, or whatever item the patch happens to be on, have ripped, and can be sewn onto another item from WLC (or wherever someone wanted it to be).
When asked about WLC as a company, Fressinier responded with how on top of things they are, and what a great company they are.
“I love the way they operate,” she said.
Fressinier also mentioned how great it has been to work with Cara Chronis of WLC. There was numerous times throughout our lunch where we wished she could have been there to talk more about WLC, and also the inspired line with us.
When asked about Fressinier’s future with WLC, she said she hopes to continue their work relationship for many years to come.
“I hope to work with them for a long time,” Fressinier said.
Fressinier has been a self-proclaimed artist since 1988, painting away with all kinds of media since then. She is also a wife, and a mother of two. Fressinier and her family spent the greater part of the 90’s and early 2000’s living in Florida, and California where they owned and operated two different coffee shops/art gallery venues. Today she lives with her family in Scottsdale, Ariz., where she continues to create for herself and for her own “Inspired by We Love Colors” line.
To learn more about Fressinier and her “Inspired by We Love Colors line,” as well as to purchase a pair of her one-of-a-kind creations, check out the line’s Cartel shop at: http://inspiredby.welovecolors.com/