Wednesday, November 30, 2011

like a dalmatian

That would be me,
 in my dalmatian polka dot tights.
You've seen these boots a million times.
I'm in my backyard.
Listening to the dog next door,
as it barks incessantly.

The neighbor's dog on the other side barks a lot too,
but whenever I get close to that side of the fence,
 I'm afraid it's gonna jump over & bite me.
My cardigan, & skirt are thrifted.
Weird angle photo I took of myself,
 so you could see my polka dot headband. 

Yes this is another weird photo angle I took of myself too.
The headband is reversible.
 The other side is a white background with black dots.
I don't know why I didn't take a photo of that.

I painted, drew, & collaged these art journal pgs.
Close up pg. 1

When you flip it open it says:
 An empty battlefield of Freedom.
Had we reached peace, wrapped in tissue.

by Nicolette Davenport

I have a friend, who's nickname for her mother is Cruella. It used to be the definition of a female dog. I'm sure none of you have code names, that little ears won't understand.   ;)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

golden harvest

Many of you may call this color mustard.
Which happens to be my favorite condiment.
I am calling it Golden Harvest. 

Alice In Wonderland Collection
Elvira Design Dress

Golden Harvest was the color they called our refrigerator, which came with our last house.
We ended up painting it white. I'm sure that old thing was from the 1970's.
Yes, we ended up replacing it.
Jeffrey Campbell Addison Boot
Crochet Lace Earrings
Recycled Sari & Leather Purse
Vegan Heels
Brass and Goldenrod Triangle Earrings
My nephew will be 2 yrs. old
 in January.
I will get to see my nephew
at Christmas.
This is local band The Orbans.


In her senior high school photos, which she paid for herself, because she didn't like her school ones, my mom had a turtle neck sweater. It was very similar to the top half, of the dress, below. 
Bina Samet Dress
 I can't find the photo, or I'd show you. It had a circle zipper pull. It was originally my aunt's. My aunt ended up giving to my mom. Or my mom eternally borrowed it. In fact, my mom wore it to her favorite concert of all time, The Guess Who.
Which she actually attended with my aunt.

And that, boys & girls, concludes our storytime. Hooray, & have a nice day!
Did you hear my sarcasm?  ;)

Monday, November 28, 2011

against the wind

"It seems like yesterday 
But it was long ago 

Janey was lovely she was the queen of my nights

There in the darkness
with the radio playing low

 And the secrets that we shared 
The mountains that we moved

Caught like a wildfire out of control 

 Til there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove 

what she said to me 

 I remember how she held me oh so tight
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then
 Against the wind 
We were runnin' against the wind 
We were young and strong, we were runnin' 
Against the wind

The years rolled slowly past 
And I found myself alone 
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends 

I found myself further 
and further from my home

And I guess I lost my way  

There were oh so many roads

 I was living to run and running to live

Never worried about paying
   Or even how much I owed
Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all of the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searching 

Searching for shelter again and again 

Against the wind 
A little something against the wind 
I found myself seeking shelter against the wind 

Well those drifter's days are past me now 
I've got so much more to think about 
Deadlines and commitments 
What to leave in, what to leave out 

Against the wind 
I'm still runnin' against the wind 

I'm older now but still runnin' against the wind...
See the young man run... 
He'll be runnin' against the wind ...
Let the cowboys ride 
They'll be ridin' against the wind 
Against the wind" ...-Bob Seger    
song video link: here

All photos images taken by me or my guy
fringed cardigan & skirt: thrifted
 sleeveless top: sewn by mom, used to be hers. 
boots: also used to be my mother's. She wore them when I was little.
 I first borrowed them from her in high school, then college.
Finally she said, "Teddi, you can have them."
 I squealed with delight. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

elements of gold like amber

Let's compare runway looks (I got off of the internet),
 to real life photo images, I have taken.

Emilio Pucci 2011 Fall RTW
Grand Central Station in NYC
Valentino 2011 Fall Couture
Emilio Pucci 2011 Fall RTW
Holy alcohol inside the NYC restaurant.
Emilio Pucci 2011 Fall RTW

Amber lights in a restaurant in NYC.
Eva Minge 2011 Fall RTW
This was my favorite graffiti mural,
that we saw in Queens.
Jimmy Choo Suede Sandals
Close up of the dots,
 that formed the eyes & nose.

Emilio Pucci 2011 Fall RTW
Closer look at the eye.
Chanel Fall 2011 Couture

I don't know what part of the face this was.

Erakan Coruh 2011 Falll RTW

This painting, in the NYC apartment,
we rented, was done
 by the manager's grandmother.

Emilio Pucci 2011 Fall RTW

My art journal page:
It says: She sparkled like broken glass,
freshly fallen snow,
glittering in the sun, black as night,
shining star burning bright,
protected with armor.
Emilio Pucci 2011 Fall RTW