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!

Steppin'.
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 South Haven (I stand corrected), 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...

Hey, I'm retroactively joining Rhonda's Me Made Monday's.  Do check it out, especially all you SewSisters out there.

22 comments:

  1. I just found your blog, via Patti's Visible Monday. I love it!

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    1. Welcome Hummingbird. And where may I find you?

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    2. I looked through Patti's party, but you're not there by name...

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  2. Your painting is wonderful, as is your vintage-fabric dress - you know I love those prints. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday! xo

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    1. Blogging would be uneventful without you, dear Patti.

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  3. You are the print queen! And I do love your shoes with matching socks. Nice to see you in a different location :-) But the top of the tree goes to the painting. Sooo glad you're getting it back. Xo JJ

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    1. A blast from the past and in a good way too.

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  4. How fun to reclaim an old painting of yours. I love it and it looks very much like a corner of my bedroom right now. Except that I don't have the lovely floors.
    Good to see you without the grain, a thank you to your true love. ;)
    Like your doorway too.
    We could never get tired of the tablecloth dress, each one is so different from the next. You always have the perfect funky shoes to go with too.

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    1. It brings back so many memories. ahhh. That was my huge apartment in Detroit. $110/month. Plus I shared a 1,000 sq. ft. studio in a warehouse with 4 other artists for $90. Those were the days my friend...

      This is a typical 2-flat Chicago-style doorway. Although our place was converted to a single family before we got there. i.e., we don't have 2 kitchens, etc.!

      Glad you find it so, Joni, cuz I never tire of those old tablecloths either. There sure is more to come!

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  5. That painting is just lovely, I want to examine each and every one of those necklaces and try them on.
    The tablecloth dress is a beauty, modelled to perfection. xxx

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    1. I still have some of them, and the boots, dresser, vase, mirror tray, and metal trinket box. The dead roses, well, they didn't travel well.
      The dress is fine, the model could use some work.

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  6. I like that the painting found its way back to you.
    I especially love the pastiche of your outfit; all the pieces work together to form happiness. :)

    socks + sandals = good

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    1. Me too. I agree socks and sandals are real fun.

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  7. Tablecloths will forever remind me of your fabulous creations:). The painting you did is such a slice of life and it's yours and it came back to you, now that's some cool kinda weird right there!
    Xxoo

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    1. Just as hot pink is your signature, Krista. Yeah, it really is bringing back all sorts of memories, the twenty-somethings. whoo-hoo.

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  8. How sweet that your painting of your home came home to you again! And I love your latest dress as always. You must be getting quite a wardrobe's worth of them by now! Great photos too, BTW.

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    1. Believe it or not, I really don't like taking pictures of myself, or anyone else taking them either. But the clothes don't just look the same on a hanger and I have to do them justice. You gotta do what you gotta do...

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  9. Oh, yes ... love the work! And the dress and photos of same. Do you know, you are on the list of my Real-Women-Superheros? Way high up ... not saying exactly in what slot, but it's really high!

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    1. Ohhh Jan. Ha! If you only knew the half of it. ooo, ooo, I'm teetering already.

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  10. What a great painting and I'm totally digging that fruity dress!

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    1. Glad you like it, Hollie. That's what I call picnic-ready.

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  11. SO love that fruity dress! It's amazing! So lovely that that painting made it's way home to you again, like an old friend, it's always lovely to find things again when they have been lost or displaced. Lally

    lallymacbeth.blogspot.co.uk

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