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I believe that art enriches and informs our lives everyday in many positive ways. Sharing those experiences, whether as an artist or as an appreciator, is part of the pleasure. I welcome your comments and hope you find something of value: a laugh, an insight, a new idea or just a happy moment. Enjoy art!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Muse? Model? She's ...?

I am laughing...something about getting older allows you to lose your inhibitions and let the innerchild roam.  So today I am unabashedly sharing a blog my dear friend Kathy posted on our group painting site. 

Kathy is a very talented woman and should certainly share another blog about her research as an artist in residence in the Everglades National Park...but today, in honor of Valentine's everywhere, let's have a little fun:

here's the repost:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cindy the Muse becomes Cindy the Model


In November I designed and printed a scarf inspired by both the wonderful Liguus Tree Snails with their bands of beautiful designs and my good friend and fellow "Piece" Cindy Michaud. Cindy loves black and white checks and she loves red. So, I dressed a snail in fairly traditional patterns, like swooshes and triangles and added a few black and white checks for fun. I stuck to a red, black and white color scheme. I had Spoonflower print it on both cotton silk and voile. The silk one is shown here.

The fabric I got back in December was beautiful, but not exactly red, black and white. Lesson learned - printing at Spoonflower is like printing anything - colors can be a little quirky - the red turned out sort of a coral and black is sort of gray. Nevertheless, I made up my scarves and presented a voile one to Cindy. She actually wore it out to a meeting today and made it look really good. And when I asked if I could get a photo, she was a good sport to pose as my model.



And then she became hysterically funny recreating poses she'd observed on (I'm assuming) Next Top Model! Not all of them are shown here!



I'm always so inspired by the Pieces of 8 - and they're such a hoot!
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