Wednesday, June 26, 2013

quack, cheep, splash

My outfit was based on This Style Imitating Art challenge 
hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey.

My shoes and blouse were thrifted.

Today's art inspiration is:
Feeding the Ducks by Mary Cassatt

 I tried to incorporate the blue of the boat in my pants. For the dark fabric with white polka dots of her skirt I used my blouse and shoes. My shoes also involve the pink, white and black of the other dress.
For the blues and greens of the sky, water, the little girl's dress, and the turtle, I used my bracelets, necklace, and toenail polish color.

My mom gave me my necklace,
and made one of my bracelets.
My friend bought me the other bracelet.

My found book poetry or book spine poetry
inspired by this post by Katie McEnaney.
Over In The Meadow
Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings
Frogs Jump
Three Friends Find Spring

Duck photos by my guy

My twin nieces EJ and Lil Bug splashing in the water, at Lagoon.
My nephew Baby JJ is playing in the water table,
 we got him for his birthday. 

My nephew Speed Racer, and my mom with baby chicks

My art journal page from June 26, 2013
photo is of my friend's son Little T, this past spring with the ducks

Feeding the Ducks

The last time I remember feeding the ducks was back in 2002. When I was a youth advocate.
I remember when 10 or 11 year old me would get excited when we visited my uncle's because his apartment complex had ducks.

When was the last time you remember 
feeding the ducks?


  1. I think you did a great job of capturing the inspiration painting
    I remember feeding the ducks with the boys was back when.
    So fun

  2. I can see how your outfit fits in with your art inspiration!Nice pick for an inspiration piece for your look. Your art is your gift! I always love your art.

  3. I love polka dots!! I love that you were inspired by that painting, and how you reinterpreted it through your style!

    I remember being chased by swans once when I was a kid, it wanted my sandwich and I quickly threw it at them so they would get away from me haha!!

  4. i love your double polka dots! i don't know when i last fed the ducks...i need to get out and do that!

  5. Cute shoes! :)

    xo Ashley

  6. Wow, your journal entry is so inspiring!! i wish I could create beautiful artwork like that!
    As for feeding the ducks.. I dont even remember the last time :(
    must have been years ago..

  7. What a cool piece to draw outfit inspiration from. You really found a great thrift store top! Now that I have little ones we stop and feed the ducks quite often. The last time was this spring in the park near our old apartment. Have a great weekend!

  8. cute art piece of the ducks.. I've got one too.. it says the drunken duck.. and its got a few drunken ducks on a river..because they drank the water from it but far away you can see a wine house and a man is throwing wine on the river from huge barrels.. it's funny and classy, I swear!
    anyway..I've never fed ducks but it reminds me of the scene of Hugh Grant's movie "about a boy" (Great movie!)..when the kid tries to feed the ducks and throws them a huge piece of bread or bundt or whatever and it lands on a duck and it kills it..haha :S sad but funny..
    happy weekend!

  9. my kiddos love the ducks and also that water table!!! you look fab. what great finds with that top and those shoes. and your jewelry is amazing. your mom is so talented!

  10. aaah the 'feeding the ducks' scrapbook page looks so lovely <3
    I love your polkadot outfit as well :)

  11. i love these art challenges! i think you did a really good job, especially with the polka dots :)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  12. I like how your shoe design matches your blouse Teddi but your adorable nieces and nephews always steal the spotlight! hehehe! ヅ

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  13. maybe last year... I'm not sure but definitely during last couple of years. haha I just remembered I actually did it last week at my grandparents' place! :D they have a pond with ducks there, duck families :) btw, I like it how you have used all those colours, especially polka dots. those shoes look really cute!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  14. What a great idea! You definitely worked the art into your look.

  15. This is so cool, how you get inspired by a painting for your outfit... I love the polka dots ;) ♥ Conny

  16. I haven't fed the ducks in what seems like an ETERNITY! It's definitely on my to-do list now. Anyway, your shoes are extremely cute.

    May the Force be with you.

  17. I am so expert at ducks feeding, LOL, I can't help feeding them whenever I go to the park ! I also had a couple of ducks about ten years ago, but had to give them away cause they were too noisy, LOL
    I love your polka dots blouse Teddi !
    Kisses and have a nice weekend

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  18. I haven't fed the ducks in ages. Last time I saw some they were walking in the park near the ponds and my dog coudlnt' stop growling at them.

  19. Beautiful outfit and I love the ducks!!

  20. I really don't remember when I fed ducks, but I guess it was in England. A friend of mine used to walk with her little daughter and I and always took bread to the ducks. I loved your top and your shoes! You really look beautiful, always! Very nice taste! I also loved the painting!

  21. the last time I fed ducks was mmm 2 years ago when my niece and nephew were visiting!

  22. Does your husband always have his camera close by for photos? Or does he venture out specifically for his photography?


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