Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Different Shapes and Sizes

We all know things come in different shapes and sizes. However, paintings, for the most part, are usually square or rectangular.
But not this one....nope. I saw this piece of scrap wood in our pile for the wood stove and thought...mountain. The shape needed a mountain painted on it. It's a work in progress, there are flowers to be added, and not sure if that's the blue sky I want.....

It's tall one. I love to hang stuff like this on a small wall where regular wider sized paintings won't fit. Kind of me ;)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Back in the Saddle

I've been a bad blogger. Gone for like 3 years. That's what madness can do to you, lovely or not. Won't bore anyone with the details but let it be known, I'm back.
And to welcome myself back to blogland, I have re-opened my Etsy shop. The name? ...thislovelymadness...of course. I've listed 1 of my paintings and a set of vintage quilt/button plaques made with very old barn wood, to hang on the wall.

But my new love is re-purposing/refashioning clothes and I hope to be stitching together lonely frocks,that have been tossed aside, into new styles that will be worn and loved.
They wait for me to find them, do a little ripping, cutting, subtracting, adding until they are a type of "brand new de javu". Saved up, and finally got me a dress form...YAY!.

Now this hand made dress has been in my closet for years. It's never been worn. A friend gave it to me, because I loved the material. I will never fit into this dress, I planned to cut it up and reuse the parts.

 But.... IS it too pretty for destroying then reconstructing? Should it be given a chance.... to perhaps be worn to a summer garden party, in it's current form, complete with its deep side pockets? I love pockets.
                                                                  Rose Garden

Okay, I'm listing it as it is. For now. However, if it is NOT gone within 2 weeks, OFF WITH IT'S BODICE! (I actually said that in my Red Queen voice.)
It's a size 8 (told you I would not be wearing it ;)