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Monday, May 20, 2013

With the Fishes

What a difference a week makes!  More on that later.
Today I'm focusing on the inspiration for Style Imitating Art:   

David Wiesner, from his book, Flotsam

So here I am underwater again
wearing my newly made, Koos designed, kaftan

plus my nail polished, polka dotted, $ store reading glasses and my newly painted old sandals.

Darn.  I did it again.  Hit publish before I was finished posting.  sigh.  Okay, let me continue after the break.

  • I have to connect the embolden word link ups. (check 5-21)
  • And hook up with SIA, Patti at Not Dead Yet Style, & Monday Mingle. (check 5-21)
  • I also want to edit and add more images of the kaftan - coming soon.  here now. (check 5-21)

and round
I go

But meanwhile some story-telling.  Last post was Mom Trip.  The next day she was in ER.  She's now in ICU.  We rushed to the hospital late last night (6 hours away) when the doctor called sounding dire.  I had just finished making my kaftan and was wearing it, by the way.  Pretty shocking, not the kaftan, but seeing her in such a state.  I don't think I can say anything else.  

I was glad to be able to do the SIA easily enough, but that seems to be it.

***Oh, and I had to remove the ability to post comments anonymously.  I was getting a ton from x-rated sites and they were getting published rather than going to spam.  So you have to sign in using google, or aol, or wordpress, or...  Let me know how it works for you.  I didn't want to do comment moderation or captcha! 


  1. Oh so sorry to hear your mom's very ill. I am sending positive thoughts and hoping she will be out of danger soon. Your art-inspired look is wonderful, and nothing is more important right now than your mother's well being.

  2. Oh no! I'm also sorry to hear that your mother is very ill. A six-hour rush away is pretty intense. Wrap yourself tight in your awesome kaftan. Breathe. I hope your mother pulls out of this okay. Hugs.

  3. Awesome caftan and can't wait for close-ups.
    I feel for you, and hope your Mom is better. In two weeks I am moving home to take care of my mom, I know blogging about dresses won't always be paramount then. Take care!

    xx juli

  4. You always inspire me, my dearest Pao.
    Pure magic.

  5. Pat, you guys are in my thoughts and prayers - so sorry to hear about your mom. Sending big Internet hug and best wishes. Please keep us posted.

    Much love,

  6. Pat--I'll be keeping your mom and you in my thoughts and prayers!!

    You look FABULOUS in your caftan!!

  7. Once again, you show us what inspiration is supposed to accomplish. You look GRAND. What a completely beautiful kaftan. Just super.

  8. P.S. Hope all is well with your mum. Good thoughts and a big hug if you like them.

  9. I am so sorry to hear that your Mom is in ICU. Thinking of you during this difficult and stressful time.

  10. That print is simply amazing. I hope your mom's ok!

  11. So sorry your mother's ill; hope she's well soon.
    Love the kaftan.

  12. Sending positive thoughts to you and your mom, Pao. Wear your very special kaftan and don't forget to take care of yourself as well. Big hugs!

  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your mum, Pao! Hope all's well. xxx
    PS Stunning kaftan.