Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Flower Garden in Beverly Hills

Lisa Baldwin, Wildpeace,  oil on canvas, 48”x 72”
"The title was inspired by a poem of the same name by Yehuda Amichai."
Don't you just want to transport yourself to that flower field? I was so lucky to have Lisa Baldwin as my booth neighbor at the Beverly Hills Art Show this weekend. I got to gaze at this painting whenever I had the inclination.

Lisa was our block's "Demonstrating Artist"-- which meant she worked on a painting over the course of the weekend.
Her husband took this shot:
See more of my Art Show sketches here
Crowds gathered to watch
She stuck her brush ends into the grass to hold them! Genius!
Here's a better view of Lisa and the bouquet, from her Instagram

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[Oops. Sorry about my mess in the lower right.]

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Have any more florals to add?

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Monday, May 20, 2019

SpyGirl Does the Beverly Hills Art Show

I exhibited my #dailytruck series at the Beverly Hills Art Show. 
Mostly I watched the world roll by.
Here I am in my truck camo.
I did some stealth sketching.
[see more here]
Oh, the peacocks of BH! They have no problem wearing what they like!
(no judgement -- pure wonder)
Many dogs took their people to the event.
On Sunday morning it was raining, so there were fun canine fashions.
OMG, the dino dog!
I won Honorable Mention in Digital Art and got a ginormous ribbon!
Here's the truck banner wafting:

Linking up with:
Patti's Visible Monday
Catherine's #iwillwearwhatilike
Shelbee's On the Edge of the Week

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Rose Shirt Rehab

I mended this last weekend, but haven't yet worked it into an outfit.
Maybe this week, maybe this combo.
[From last year. Still valid]
Or maybe for Fluevog Day (Wednesday, May 15) with The Fluevog Dress?
We shall see!

I got this from Suzanne Carillo's Etsy Shop, Vintage by Suzanne -- she posted it on Instagram or maybe her blog and I HAD to have it.
There were some fit issues.

[I had to check PayPal to find when I purchased this -- it was A YEAR AGO!]

The shirt has an unusual '90's sleeve, which you can't see at all because the print is so distracting, so I drew flats, front and back:
I could rip out the center back sleeve seam, remove a couple of pleats and make room for my shoulders. And that's what I did.
Here, everything is ripped out and ready to reconfigure. I used extra fabric from cutting off the cuffs for the patches.
I used a 1" thick piece of corrugated cardboard as my "voodoo" board.
Everything in position to sew, need to sandwich upper part of patch between the outside and inside collar stands.
Added another interior patch in the same location.
Done! Once I get my sewing machine repaired, I can add matching edge stitching at the base of the patch.
Whoa, that was a lot of detailed work!
Time to party!

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Floral Mend

I had the notion to approach Mending Mountain with parameters.
Since May is Flower Link-up Month [see end of post], I pulled all the more-or-less floral patterned dresses out of the Dress Mend box (yes, I have them all categorized by garment):
Then did a photo shoot to determine whether any were even worth the effort.
Meh. It's uncomfortable. To Poshmark it goes.
I am obviously much happier in this number.
What you can't see is the broken zipper and the 12" gap at center back at my shoulders.
It needs major work. I'll do it, later.
[And this, my friends, is exactly the reason Mending Mountain exists].
This one has the strangest interior elastic cinching situation that took me a while to figure out.
On the fence -- it IS 100% cotton
May be good for one of Anita's Poolside Movie Nights
This one is really mid-calf length and too small and I hiked it up for the photo.
I have nostalgia for this, but is it worth rehabilitating?
This is a creation with issues. First of all, the neckline is too wide.
Second, too long!
Third, transparent!
Shorter definitely better.
Originally sewn for a 20's themed Movie Night from a silk sari.
Seriously. Where is my wand? Or my herd of sheep!
Just cutting a neck slit in this linen tablecloth is clearly not the answer!
Something more form-fitting would look much better.
Sometimes a rectangle is not the best solution.
No easy mends in this batch. Sigh. What am I going to do for my MeMadeMay pledge this week?
[that's my pledge]
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

BOOM Goes Otis

I volunteered to work the Otis Centennial Scholarship Benefit & Fashion Show and I ended up in a stairwell.
I made the most of it.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

April Showers Bring May Flowers, or so they say

Roses in Mar Vista on Grand View street. This home has The Best greenway rose garden.
I must make this quick [late for work, what else is new?]

Here's a new Link-up Party for May.
The theme is FLOWERS

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