Monthly Archives: August 2022

hung out to dry again

🌈 🧺 HELLO SISTERS! CANVAS OR PAPER ? SHOULD DO WE PUT LIMITS TO ART? IT’S TIME TO RECOGNIZE THIS WONDERFUL TECHNIQUE OF DYEING.

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silk, wool and cotton garments for the new ‘gone rustic’ eco fashion range[eucalyptus dye pot (copper mordant); bundled with eucalyptus, wild cherry, blackberry and wisteria leaves with iron nails and/or bars]













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Inconnu

👒 HELLO SISTERS! HATS AND HEADDRESSES ARE FINE ACCESSORIES, THAT CAN ENHANCE A PORTRAIT, AS THIS WORK SHOWS, BY A.F.A. SANDYS. MAYBE YOU’D LIKE TO SEE MORE WORKS BY THIS ARTIST IN THIS LINK: https://www.mutualart.com/Artist/Anthony-Frederick-Augustus-Sandys/D331610305D79ECC/Artworks

Art et Semence

Je n’ai rien cherché,
Mais, il m’a cherchée,
Et je le trouvais.

Je balaie d’un grand geste toute raison et vis comme une mendiante. Vous me trouverez au bord de la folie, mais j’aligne tous ces mots, car ils dansent en moi. J’ai tendu les mains tant de fois, si vous saviez ! J’ai répugné aux discours, à la rationalité. Si j’avais découvert le connu, je n’aurais rien cherché. Mais quand cet Inconnu vous saisit, vous demeurez dans ses yeux et vous vous y noyez. Vous Lui dites : Surtout, ne bouge pas !Ne bouge pas !

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Œuvre de Anthony Frederick Augustus

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1837 Blue Cotton Print Dress #1

🙄 HI DEARS! IN THE HISTORY OF ART WE CAN ADMIRATE GREAT PORTRAITS WITH BEAUTIFUL DRESSES, BUT SOME CLOTHES ARE ART THEMSELVES. LET’S OBSERVE THE SLEEVES

The Quintessential Clothes Pen

I was on a bit of a 1830s tear back in 2020, when I made my 1834 yellow print dress followed up with a coordinating 1838 yellow print bodice and 1836 chemisette. But in fact there was even more than that, because I also made an 1835-1840 (let’s just call is 1837) blue cotton print dress for friend at the same time!

You can spot this dress in the photos from my 1830s Woods Walk blog post from 2021. The fabric for was a bargain at the the local discount fabric shop–only $3 per yard! It’s not technically a reproduction historical print, but the colors, motifs, and details (such as little dots for texture in the design) have the right look to me.

In terms of a pattern, I used my 1834 yellow print bodice as a starting point for this new blue dress, so the two bodices are…

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Mandalas and Memories

🌸💮🌸 INDEED DEARS! SOME WORKS BY TIFFANY ARE EXCELLENT FOR A GALLERY, BUT ALSO WEARABLE TO STROLL, GENUINE AND UNIQUE, FASHION PRINTS.

Tiffany Arp-Daleo Art

This is a mixed media painting on 11” x14” paper. It’s mostly watercolor and gouache, with some acrylic and some alcohol pens.

It’s kind of a doodle, sort of a painting. I doodle with all kinds of materials, it just depends on what strikes me at the moment, or what happens to be close by!

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What’s Your Favorite Hem Length?

HELLO SISTERS. AMONG THESE WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATIONS, MY FAVORITE IS THE ONE FROM 1925. THIS HAS A FAN 😉

Denver Sewing Collective

Did you know that dress hem lengths didn’t change much from the 1700’s until the 20th century! Gowns and dresses for women including female servants and children rarely rose about the ankle. Other details changed but dress length stayed long for centuries. It’s interesting to think how slowly fashion has changed until the 20th century.

From My Modern Met Women’s Illustrated History of Dress

I’ve been thinking about hem lengths as I finish up a mid-length circle skirt. I love mid-length skirts and dresses. Mid-length or midi can fall anywhere after the knee and in between the ankle. This almost looks tea-length or maxi but it is mid-length.

Midi-length

I consider a  good mid-length (for my height) to be middle of the shin and about 3″ above the ankle bone.

Same skirt, better angle.

I love maxi length but find these dresses and skirts aren’t always easy to navigate the…

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A Tangle of Music

🖌️ 🎶 👛 HI LOVELIES! TODAY WE’VE GOT A MIX SKETCHING, MUSIC AND FASHION. CAN SOMEONE OFFER SOMETHING BETTER ? THANKS A MILLION TO RESA FOR THIS WONDERFUL POST 💐

Art Gowns

Dahlings, do you just love my hair done as red sails? I feel like I could fly. It makes me think of songs like: Sailing by Christoper Cross, Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin & Come Sail Away by Styx. This brings me to the theme of our Tribute today, Music!

Take it away, Rebecca!

Thank you Rene! We’ve decided to have a bit of fun with “A Tangle of Music”. Each AGM is presented with 2 or 3 bars of 12, that are the instrumental opening to a famous song. There are other clues, as well.

There is an obvious theme running though each AGM’s gown, that pertains to the opening lyrics. Also, as you can see, I am surrounded by the chords in the song. Note: I am holding an A minor in my right hand.

First out on the Catwalk, with the first 2 bars, is…

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08/12/2021

🔆👒✏️ SO TRUE, SISTERS. SOME OUTFITS ARE ALWAYS CHARMING.

Lisa Chelkowski

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another dress drawing

👗 SO SURE, SISTERS. I ADORE PAISLEY PATTERNS FOR MY DRESSES.

TailorFairy

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Gentle Tribute 9

💠 SO TRUE, BEAUTIES. I ADORE THESE WORKS BY SAWA. PARTICULARLY THAT ONE WITH SHADES IN BLUE AND TURQUOISE

Angelart Star

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☆☆☆ Haiku ☆☆☆

Shining pure heart
Innocent dream with eternal hope
Magical universe smiles

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Hi ! My dear wonderful followers and visitors ! Thanks always.
I am fine. I’m still on late summer holiday.
This time I contribute old pastel art and old color pencil art and new haiku.
These drawings are based on the work of P. Sato and I. Azuma, artists I respect.

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My dear friends.
Thanks for your kindness and friendship.
I hope you stay safe and healthy always.
Gentle angels bless you with peaceful glorious mind.
Best regards.
Have a beautiful week !

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Practice Art, Unknown Date

🖍️ OH SISTERS! WHAT A WONDERFUL SHAPES AND COLOURS. DIVINE FANTASY!

Scarlett's BPD Corner

I made these two practice pieces in about two days. Just doodling. Had a lot of making them, letting my imaginatination run free, absolutely no planning. I used Windsor & Newton promarkers and ecoline brush markers.

It was made some time ago and hopefully hiatus like this will be avoided in the future. I love my blog and my audience. Much love to you all.

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