Hello, my friends! The end of last week was a hectic whirl of Book Club and then Friday and then Winesday, so lots of catching up to do.
Without further ado, we have some craziness for Thursday.
This is my entry for "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style - go, run, now!
- Coat - thrifted, Aldo; last seen here in December 2014 with a denim maxi skirt
- Lace shirt - vintage fair; last worn here (6th outfit) in October in a major Victorian outfit
- Dress - Danier Leather, vintage, late 90s, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in March for a house party
- Shoes - Almafi by Rangoni for Ingledews, vintage 80s; thrifted here for $14.95
|"I like your leg."|
|"You're boring me."|
- Earrings - Dior, consignment
- Necklace - consignment
I went straight to Book Club from my WW meeting, ate yummy food, drank yummy wine and tottered home late. To bed!
I wore my hair product-less (colouring it that night) and did everyone's favourite thing at work.
- Blouse - Guess, consignment; purchased here last weekend for $9.50
- Skirt - Nicole Miller, vintage 80s; last seen here in August with a furry shirt
- Shoes - Camper; last worn here in June with more magenta matchy
- Bracelet - Ellandemm, thrifted
- Stacking rings - thrifted
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Death Star ring - Soul Flower
- Earrings - gift from Lise
I dyed my hair after work, then chilled with L and Vizzini, playing boardgames. My favourite thing in the world to do.
|"Who dares disturb my slumber?"|
- Jacket - Live a Little, consignment; purchased here last weekend for $20.95
- Sweater - Club Monaco, thrifted; last worn here in February
- Skirt - Theo Miles, thrifted; first seen here in September for Casual Friday
- Booties - Bad Laundry, thrifted; first worn here last Friday with all the textures
Bundled up for the chill.
- Earrings - Glee
At Winesday, I gave Karen her fan, which I finished on Saturday afternoon. Here it is all finished.
I sat near the deck doors and worked on the fan for about 3 hours. It was lovely natural light.
|"It would be better on the deck."|
Today, I strolled to town for groceries, and quickly popped into the Patch. I scored on this amazing handmade silk "secretary" blouse.
This entire blouse does up with tiny snap fasteners! All down the front, and on the sleeves.
Anyway, that was my weekend - long and full of good things. And I hope yours was too!
Speaking of good things, here are the progress pictures for Karen's fan. Scroll on if you dare!
I started with a blank paper and bamboo fan (less than $2.00 at the Chinatown Trading Company). I'd asked Karen what she wanted on her fan, and she sent me some of Rainier Maria Rilke's poetry that she loved.
And taking pictures.
I sketched out where I wanted everything to go and started inking.
I used the same feather forms on the right as the left raven. The central raven was done then too.
I made him a bit darker and played with different patterns to separate his wing, head and belly.
On this session, I thickened up the lettering and started working on the individual frames on the film strip.
I did each frame differently, playing with shapes and different Zentangles.
|"I would like to bite that."|
Here's the finished fan.
It was a present from Mom.
That fan is beautiful Sheila, I love the progress pics, it's so interesting seeing how it comes together.ReplyDelete
Your Thursday outfit is spectacular! I love the ruffled collar with that necklace, such a great combination.
Words fail me! Your artwork is absolutely sublime! Wow. Just WOW!ReplyDelete
I love that lacy blouse with the first outfit. Wow! Amazing look. I saw a woman wearing similar earrings a while ago and at first I thought she put them on backwards. Heh.ReplyDelete
I love your group's snacks but I'm happy that you had healthy chips. Hahaha! \
You Vizzini captions are priceless.
AND, I'm stunned by the beauty of the fan!!! What an amazing piece of art, everything from the personalized design and detailing to the colouring. What a great group of friends you have to inspire such work and channel such talent.
Your fan is stunning! I wish I had better words - it is such a beauty. As is the lace blouse, and all the goodies. xoxReplyDelete
Your outfits are SO creative...I love that you're dressing up for the holiday season. Don't you wish more people would? Just one question...Where and HOW do you store all of your gorgeous shoes and boots? Many of mine are just piled on the closet floor. (It's a sin, I know.)ReplyDelete
That fan is very very special. I, too, love First Nations art and collect Raven stories. He was so important to the First People, despite his trickster ways. What a treasure!ReplyDelete
The fan is stunning! What a great, great job!ReplyDelete
You are a true artist from the deepest place in your being my dear She :)ReplyDelete
I adore how your freshly died hair looks and
Thank you for your comment, I do hope to be ok eventually. Right now its just messy.
I love you in the Tufted coat - reminds me of a baroque musician !ReplyDelete
So much about this post I love - the silver booties, the ornate gilded coat, the hair matching outfit. However, I have to say how impressed I am with your skilful artistry. The fan is truly a thing of beauty. It's such a joy to visit your blog to see what new treats are in store.ReplyDelete
Anna's Island Style
You did a splendid job on the fan - what a wonderful gift for your friend!ReplyDelete
That first outfit is glam-tastic!! What a gorgeous sight you are in leather and lace and brocade. I like the cozy blue and silver outfit too.
A couple of times when my hair was orange and pink, I wore something that matched my hair and people were so excited about it - it was very strange, and I'm glad to see that happens to other people too ;)