Friday, August 29, 2014

Was checking out the American Girl FB page and was greeted with a ton of so called "adults"--that's not a typo--and parents screaming bloody murder over hair clips, ribbons, whatever not being included in the doll and book.

My first thought was "Go to the damned store and BUY a piece of hair ribbon!  Problem solved!"

Second thought was "Were the kids I used to babysit preparing me for THEM or are THEY preparing me for someone in the future?  WHO is the adult here?  I forget."

Did I miss something?  Is it too much to ask for adults to behave like adults?  At the same time these people are the same ones who turn around and scream that such and such item is "cheap."

There's no pleasing some people.

However, I don't think it's too much to ask people to act their age and not their shoe size.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THIS is what happens when artists get new shoes...and get bored


I don't remember WHEN this happened but I remember as a kid someone talking about these really nice fancy shoes they had. They really WERE fancy and very decorated. Because I was always running around I had very basic and hard wearing shoes. I remember wishing that I could wear fancy shoes like that.

I suppose we all do when we're small children.

As I'm unable to take the pic from the view of the admirer I used forced perspective to make it appear as if I were the person watching myself button up my own shoes. T

he dress I have draped over me as well as the shoe button hook are authentic to the era.

The shoes are reproductions from American Duchess.

The socks and tablecloth I bought from various places.

 
The placing of this photograph was very intentional. When preparing for another photograph I noticed the way the crack in the bricks went and had an idea.
 
In letters I've read people have written it felt like the world was splitting in two.  The war really shook up the social hierarchy among other things.
 
So to my left is the purse and my Mom's high school class ring. I know it's not period correct but I don't care.
 
On the right is the photograph of the soldier. I used the crack and the placement to show a "split down the middle" visual and emotional feeling.
 
Also by the crack turning to one side and continuing it shows that things can never be the same as they once were. No one could go back despite how many tried.
 
The photograph of the soldier is authentic. The shoes are from American Duchess. I'm still working on the dress I'm wearing It needs the overlay done and I just slipped the skirt over my head.
 
 Until next time:  the green dress I'm working on has taken on an Australian feeling so the pictures will sort of be themed like that.  Nana will like them as that's where she's from.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Progress!

I made some progress on my Eowyn green Edoras dress.  It's quite a heavy dress and I'm planning on wearing it to the Ren. Faire unless it's too hot out.

I apologize for the "meh" quality of this picture.  There's a fire outside of town and we're getting hit with the smoke and haze.

All that's left to do is the underskirt, "belt", and zipper closure.

Until next time:  The Picard has much wisdom.  This quote brought me a great deal of comfort when I saw it and thought about the events of Dad's passing.  I did nothing wrong after his death but I still lost.  Life isn't always fair and that's the way it is.  It's not right, but it's the way it is.