Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Button, Button Who's Got The Button??? ME!!!

Who has the Button or should I say Buttons?? I decided to decorate a jacket for the next Somerset Altered Couture. I got out all my Big Buttons and more. I hand sewed Buttons into a heart Shape on the back of a Burgundy Velvet Jacket. On the front of the jacket I just edged the collar and lapels. In the mid 1980's I fell in Love with then Dress Designer Patrick Kelly. Patrick is no longer with us and his life can be googled!! When I fell in Love with his Button Heart Dresses I had boxes and boxes of Vintage Buttons. I had been showing and making Button Jewelry for dept. stores. I had to make a Button Dress after a salesgirl insulted me when one of my daughter's Jenny who was about 6 at the time said: "Mommy why don't you make you a Button Dress like this one? This dress is $2000.00 and you could make one for you. I won't go into the story, but I did just that. I decorated a sweater and then backs of jean jackets and sweat shirts!! I t was fun and they sold the minute they were put on a hanger and on the boutique floor. Word got and the newspaper tracked me down and did a featured article on all Artistic Clothing!!

Here is what I made for Stampington!!

I had so much fun making this jacet and looking a some of my forgotten Buttons!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Madonna, Madonna!!!!

I am so excited to have the front of my Madonna Jacket in the next Somerset's Altered Couture!! The back won't be featured!! Wah, wah!! Madonna's niece Yale saw my Madonna Jacket and invited me to post photos on her Madonna invitational flickr!! Yale's flickr is photos of Madonna, family, friends and fans. a place to post Madonna photos!! Flickr is such a Fun place to share ones ART and other photos!!! I am quite addicted to looking at others flickrs and i have oddles of favorites~~

So here are my Madonna jacket Photos!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

One of my Favorite Holidays!!! I Love Romantic Movies, Novels, Photos, any thing to do with Romance!! Once I belonged to our local chapter of Romance Writer's of Utah!! I wrote and wrote, became another person. I became the book, its was so fun!! My writing always had a twist of leaving the reader in limbo at the end of the book!! I wanted to write a sequel, editors did not agree with me. For me a mother of 4 and a husband who was a workaholic, Romance writing was the next best thing!! Nothing was ever published. I have and had a unique imagination, just do not have the command of the English Language, when it comes to writing a novel!!

These days I can do collages around Romance and the Past!! With a pair of scissors, pretty photos, lovely papers and old text I can escape into a Wonderful Romantic Trance and create a life for some unknown person who most likely has passed on to the other side!! I make up a story in my head a breath new life into the photo.

I Love making Valentine's with all the cutting,gluing down the fancy papers and German Dresden. When I was a little girl we moved a lot and Valentines Day was spent at a new school. Wanting everyone to like me. I made elaborate handmade Valentine's!! My big decorated Heart on the front of the envelope was a symbol of my artistry and a plea for please be nice to the new kid. A gift to the other kids eyes, now called eye candy!! It was a ritual for me. I spent a lot of time worrying about what I would find at the end of the day when all the kids took home their envelope of Valentines and Treats. As a new comer to each school the class bully sought me out and I was a target for name calling, being beat up and just plain tortured. I had it in my head I was the ugly duckling. Actually I was very pretty and shy. Some how I muddled through the new schools, bullies and Valentine's Day!! Each year I created pretty Valentine Envelopes for the little Valentine cards to be dropped into. Yes, even the class bully would give me one.

Hope your Valentines Day is filled with pretty little Love Notes and Hearts from Friends and Family, plus just maybe some Romance!! I received high speed Internet for Valentine's Day!! I am a little lost because I just discovered 4 years of favorites are not there any more!!! Oh well, starting over is some thing I am used to, XO, XO, XO!!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Little Bird!!

Wow, I am the worst blogger ever!! Just maybe I don't have a lot to say?? I'm always busy with the babies and making some thing every day!! Birds have taken over my mind!! I spent months and months looking at bird pictures, buying images of bird, bird related papers, bird scrapbook papers and making bird art!! Crazy!! Here are my latest Bird Jewelry!! I hope someone else likes them besides me!!