Friday, May 24, 2013

Who doesn't need a pretty party dress? Thrift Store Thursdays

 I found a bunch of gorgeous vintage designer/couture dresses this week!

Vintage couture 1950s 1960s sequined velvet floral party dress by Bernetti New York.

   Vintage 1950s 1960s sequined summer swing dress in greens, browns and yellows by Mort Schrader. 

Vintage Couture 1950s 1960s layered / bandage black wiggle dress with lace.

 Drop dead gorgeous vintage 1960s dark vibrant pink beaded accordion pleated chiffon maxi gown by Jack Bryan. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Walking Dead

Zombies are on my mind (again). My husband and I have just finished Season 3 of The Walking Dead and for weeks it has permeated my dreams and subconscious. I love apocalyptic, human nature under a microscope, survivalist television shows / movies and The Walking Dead is right up that alley. So a few weeks ago my son Quinn asked me if I would hang out with him and do art/collage together. I love our crafty time together - so I said sure and started pulling out a bunch of magazines to spark the process. I didn't start out with any particular plan in mind and my method is usually pretty random. I look through my books/magazines and tear out any pictures that interest me, then I go through my cabinet of odds and ends, gathering whatever catches my eye. (for this piece I used vintage earrings, a doll arm, 1950s flashcard, dice from a randy adult game, a mouse trap, paint swatches and cardboard stomach from a children's educational kit). With a little luck, patience and artistic ability I hopefully end up with a finished piece. I can't wait for Season 4!!