The Divas Dressed!
Well what a beautiful day it was outside today. The sun was shining, (well actually it was beaming hot but I turned the temp down in my mind so I could adjust LOL). I woke with an urgent need to paint, because I had an urgent need to see water and didn't think it was going to happen today. Well its 9:30 and um...no painting. LOL. In fact, I attempted to step outside the box today and just relax. Well any true artist knows that's a lot easier said than done. I live, breath, think, dream... art.
I haven't given up on the beach though! These dress forms are made from Paper Clay. Its such a rewarding and relaxing experience to sit and gently and purposely mold the paper clay over the paper mache' dress forms, or other surface.
The one in the middle was made after my daughters wedding in January so that's what I named it "My daughter's Wedding". Although her dress was long it was white with a splash of black. It was one of those moments in space that it all comes together. 'She's a woman, she's married, she's grown folk now!' And you couldn't be prouder. Cause believe me, if she made it to that point...YOU HAVE ARRIVED! LOL no joke.
The Red one was made when I apparently had some fierce energy LOL. Started out as a early 80s step out outfit, but I think it wound up looking like the Warrior Princess LOL! The bottom is decoupaged text paper. The trim and center is painted with gold metallic paint. I think I wore something like that to a party once...in the 80s.
The middle bottom dress is wild. It was my take on vintage funky 70s but 50s in a 60s kind of way! Ooops there's that neurotic crafter!
The Blue dress is one of my favs. Its all paper. Torn paper and a real sterling wire necklace LOL. The colors remind me of the ocean and the sky.
I love it when the neurotic crafter comes out of me because I throw thinking to the wind and just grab stuff and go. Seriously, I just pick things up from all different areas of my studio and make it work. And that challenges my brain big time! And as I grow on and create on...I appreciate every lil brain challenge I get!
If you have dress art you've created I'd love to share it. Just send a jpeg under 1mb to firstname.lastname@example.org.