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New Artwork: ‘The Blush’

🤭 HI DEARS, PEOPLE WHO STILL BLUSH ARE NICE PEOPLE.

Ursus Art

‘The Blush’

By Eva Mout, Ursus Art

Ink on paper, A4, €110

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Born July 15 (or not?*)~ Bessie MacNicol

💐 WELL SISTERS, THERE IS NO WOMAN WHO DOES NOT HAVE FLOWERS OR WHO DOES NOT WANT TO HAVE THEM

The Misty Miss Christy

Elizabeth “Bessie” MacNicol (1869–1904) was a Scottish painter and member of the Glasgow Girls group of artists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_MacNicol

A Girl of the Sixties by Bessie MacNicol
c.1900 / Oil on canvas / 32″x24″ / Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Scotland, UK

Bessie MacNicol on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/bessie-macnicol/

Further reading:
https://www.theglasgowstory.com/image/?inum=TGSE01167&t=2
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/macnicol-bessie-18691904
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/glossary-terms/glasgow-girls

* Wikipedia lists the date as July 5, Grove Art Online lists it as July 15, and Benezit Dictionary of Artists as July 17, and various sites support one or another of these three. I have arbitrarily chosen to go with the 15th.

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In the red

🔴 HI SUGARS! BEGONIAS INSPIRE JOY AND UNDER A RED SHADOW YOU CAN GET A STUNNING WORK LIKE THIS BY SHARI.

Shari Blaukopf's Sketchbook

I was out sketching with my friend Joni on the weekend. She chose our sketching spot at La Croissanterie Figaro because of the red umbrellas. Of course she didn’t realize, and neither did I until we sat down, that having a giant canopy of red umbrellas overhead would make it really hard to see the colour in our sketchbooks. I’ve included photos of both of us so you could see what the colour is like under the umbrellas, and also how beautiful the begonias are, which is why we both sketched them! Many thanks to the folks at the café who let us sketch for a good long time without pushing us out to welcome the Sunday brunch crowd.

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Scarves

🎨✂️ WELL SISTERS! WE CAN’T WEAR A CANVAS, BUT WITH THESE GREAT WORKS, WE CAN MAKE A SARONG OR A SKIRT.

Tiffany Arp-Daleo Art

I wore a scarf featuring my painting “Leaps and Bounds” to my art show opening the other night, (post about that coming soon!) and everyone was oohing and ahhing over it! I promised I would post links to my Redbubble site, so here you go!

The scarves are pretty big, 55″ x 55″, big enough to make into a sarong or a skirt, and I have to say I was really impressed with the quality of the fabric which is a microfiber polyester, it’s really light and soft. The prices are very affordable, and I think they make great gifts, so stock up, take advantage of the discount when you buy more than one! 😉🙏

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The spring coat I haven’t made yet: BurdaStyle 03/2010 #101

🌳 HI SISTERS, NATURE INSPIRES ALL SORT OF ART (OAK LEAVES) AND THIS PIECE IS USEFUL FOR NEXT AUTUMN TOO.

He Cooks... She Sews!

This was the final pattern I auditioned this summer for the beautiful yellow roses fabric. And it’s a winner.

https://burdastyle.ru/vikroyki/palto/palto-burda-2010-3-101-b/ Yes the Russian Burda site – its the absolute best for BurdaStyle archives

So. Why haven’t I actually made it up? Well. Timing. March seemed the wrong time to make a spring coat for an Australian sewist.

But I do very much love my trial version.

I used an African wax print cotton and made the pattern 5 cm longer than the jacket length (style #102, not shown in the line drawing) but with the coat length 3/4 length sleeves. The largest size is 44 so I drafted out to a size 46. A size 44 probably would’ve been fine

No lining, no interfacing.

Of course I absolutely adore it anyway!

It is the absolute best to wear with a wide and oddly shaped long dress (can you…

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My First Fashion Show

🖌️🖍️🧵SO TRUE SISTERS. AFTER SKETCHING YOU CAN DISCOVER A TRUE UNIVERSE.

Artistcoveries

Project Runway… here I come!

Only kidding, of course. But I did think a lot about the television show as I was putting together this “first fashion show”, and don’t say I didn’t warn you that there would be shows coming up.

I am loving my little foray into the fashion world. I love drawing fashions. I love learning about fashions. I love thinking about textiles and trims and accessories. And I’m actually getting much better now at drawing my own croquis.

This “fashion show” project came about recently when I began reviewing fashion trends over the last one hundred and twenty years. Yes, going all the way back to the 1900’s and noting how women’s fashions changed from decade to decade. I had so much fun with all I was reading about that I had to turn my notes into sketches and dress up a few models.

On…

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Áo dài – Traditional Vietnamese dress

☮️ https://thesandychronicles.blog/2021/05/16/ao-dai-traditional-vietnamese-dress/

HI SISTERS! IN ADDITION TO OTHER REASONS, THE ART OF VIETNAM ALWAYS DESERVES TO BE REMEMBERED.

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Pháp Hoan | Haiku (40)

🌙 HELLO MY SUGARS, HERE IS THE MOONLIGHT GLARE.

SONGNGUTAITRAM

By Pháp Hoan, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

Within the moonlight glare

fell the chrysanthemum shadow

upon the portiere.

Trong ánh trăng thanh

hoa cúc đổ bóng

lên trên bức mành.

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Handmade navy and orange short sleeve V-neck mini dress

🌸👗💮 WELL SISTERS, AFTER THE STUDY OF THE ABSTRACTION AND SOME PLANTS AND FLOWERS, WE CAN GET SOME SPLENDID FABRICS AS THIS.

Navy and orange short sleeve and V neck mini dress

This is a statuesque handmade mini dress from the Japanese 1970’s. Made of a good quality cotton novelty print with floral pattern, it is unlined. The dress has a fitted silhouette and opens with a long zipper at the back. It was designed for a small bust and narrow shoulders and will fit size XS best.

Estimated size:  XS
Material:  cotton, unlined
Handmade dress, no label
Condition:  good
Care:  easy

Neck:  7″1/4  –  18cm
Shoulders:  13″3/4  –  35cm
Bust:  17″1/4  –  44cm
Waist:  15″  –  38cm
Hips:  18″  –  46cm
Hem:  23″1/4  –  59cm
Length:  33″3/4  –  86cm
Sleeves length:  7″  –  17.5cm
Sleeves width:  5.3″  –  13.5cm

Available on Etsy

Navy and orange short sleeve and V neck mini dress

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Abstract Mixed Media

💠 SO TRUE, DEARS! ABSTRACTION CAN ALWAYS BE THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL.

Flowing Waters Art

I participated in a free online class over the weekend in Art is Magic where they offer a year long mixed media course taught by 28 artists. This class was a preview of what is available in the full course.

Jodi Ohl a very talented artist, taught this class. I’ve tried abstract art before, thinking it was easy and it so wasn’t. Not to mention, I never liked what I created and would always just reuse that piece of art in other projects. This is the first abstract I created that I actually like and I’m happy to say it will not be recycled, lol.

Creating this was using new techniques was challenging and quite an adventure. So a BIG thank you to Jodi for making it so much fun!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Thanks for stopping by!

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