Tuesday, September 9, 2014

State of Project Minima: Y4, 1st Qtr.

~ painting by Lori Field ~

hmmm, first quarter of the 4th year is over.  Let's see what's happened here...

Gotta say I'm back in the saddle, working on a total of 22 items:
  •  The tablecloth dress series started in Spring continued this Summer with #s 3-7.  I branched out with my use of vintage tablecloths to other styles of dresses and jackets, some of which I haven't even  posted yet, but they are noted on my Clothes for Summer page.
  •  made a non-tablecloth dress(!), a sheer high-low dress
  •  made 2 pieces from Tina Givens free on-line patterns:  her Plinka Pants and Kika Dress.  
  •  Made 2 pieces from Folkwear Patterns.  1 flop turned Retro Alienwear and 1 cool-looking top thingy.
  •  Re-rehabbed a few things I hadn't been wearing, and now I like them much better.  The baggy jeans and dotted Swiss top.
  •  Restyled and/or rehabbed 2 dresses, a shirt and an accessory to fit, to look better, you know.
  •  Painted/ distressed a pair of ebay shoes.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Alienwear Makes Vogoff September Issue!

This just in!!!

Mz. Bagg, editor of VOGOFF, included my Retro Alienwear Look in this September issue of the infamous zine.

Read it, See it, Right NOW!

I'll wait.

Go on.

Be sure to check out the links to all the contributors' sites too.  Delicious stuff you know.  Take your time with that.  Dole it out for yourself as needed.  You don't want to...how do you say...O.D.?

With that message, and the zine out, I'd like to show you a few solo shots of my retro alienwear, if I may.

(after the break)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

(A) Way To Go

~ Photograph from the Levitation Series by Natsumi Hayashi  ~

I've gotta keep moving.  Tomorrow's the end of Summer quarter here, the report will be due with all the completed projects posted.  (hands to head!)  Nothing like a deadline.

Here's the latest thing finished.

 layering over a dark sheath
is my new high-low dress
in a semi-sheer abstract print
You can see the dress up close and personal, plus the pattern used on my Clothes for Summer page.  And now for something really interesting...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Coming and Going

~ Bedroom Suite with Boots, oil painting, 64x47", 1979, Otto ~

ahh yes, a different locale. 

 Wrap-around apron dress.
On the front porch with my true love as the man behind the camera.  No grainy mirror shots for you today.  But some things remain the same, as in ... tablecloths!

Worn with a refashioned top from a self-made mini dress done from the early days of Project Minima.  Do notice the previously shown Antelope sandals, now with matching ankle socks.

Exiting through the front door.
With a peek of the tangerine gauze slip/skirt, refashioned from an old maxi dress, showing underneath.

I'll be posting details of the apron dress and it's pattern on my Clothes for Summer page soon now.  But now I'm  heading over to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for the Visibles' get-together.  Not to be missed!

Oh and what's with that painting at the top, you ask?  Well.  An old friend just called yesterday to say she's moving to a small place in St. Joseph, Michigan and she had several of my old, large paintings.  Time to reclaim them and that's one of 'em.  I'm so glad she's kept them for me.  You see, I don't have any of my work prior to moving to Chicago (1980).  Unless they sold, they didn't survive.  I finished grad school in '77 so that's a lot of work.   My mom got rid of it all after I left Detroit.  yeah.  I do still have many of the items I depicted in that painting...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Yes, Yes, It's Another Tablecloth Dress

Oh dear, oh dear, I'm so behind in picture-taking.  And I found these pix already downloaded and edited, but not yet posted!  How did that happen?

Now posting tout de suite!


How could I resist?  A gray and white with pink and red print trio of tablecloths.  I mean, we've got stripey things, checkerboards, flowers and big abstract shapes with flourishes going on here.

See what I mean? 

To see more, keep on going...

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