Did you ever have to move a bevy of jaded “Art Gowns” to a new “WordPress” site?
It would be easier to transplant a garden to another city!
That’s why this “Art Gown” is inspired by and dedicated to my beloved niece Sherrie. She is the only person I know who would actually help me dig up an entire garden, lug it then replant it.
Hence, I decided to do a Garden themed “Art Gown”
Of course wool and paper popped immediately into my mind.
Not just any wool, but a pure, fine and all natural wool, fit for the Pope’s cassock.
Not just any paper, but pictures of Roses, Begonias, Peonies, Lilies, Orchids and Poppies by “Irving Penn”.
Yes, I cut up the entire book. It is a true labor of love cutting around the beads of dew, thorns, intricate ruffles and fine hairs of “Mr. Penn’s” photographs.
I used 2
craft glue . If I made this on a display Judy, it could be varnished and made into a decoupage type sculpture.
“Art Gowns” remind me of the mid nineteen hundreds Hollywood Movie Glamor. That’s why I love the Black & White treatment.
Dearest Darling ♥♥♥ Sherrie ♥♥♥
Thanks for helping me move my garden!
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*BLUSH*. No one can make me feel as special as you do. To have a masterpiece dedicated to me is truly an honor! Now if only I had Judy’s body I’d have er made lol.
A million thank yous!! For this amazing work of art, for how you make me feel and for loving me the way you do. I love you so much Auntie Resa! XOXOXOXO
My dearest Sherrie,
It’s been a life-long love! You know, you have been very inspiring, educational (wink) and the most fun to be with. You are my dearest darling in the world. Love Auntie Resa – XOXOXOXOXO
I feel certain that there must be a princess somewhere nearby…. who surely must belong to this…
I’m thinking you’re right about that Princess! I’m so very glad you came here, Bill! Thank you so much for your lovely support! – Resa xo
A gown in search of a princess! What a lovely idea and so appropriate for Resa’s fabulous creations! I think there’s a story in that…
she is fabulous indeed 🙂
‘LOL’ Imelda! I think you can turn anything into a story! Although, it does sound quite interesting… the gown looks for the princess. Thank you so much for coming by the new site! 🙂 🙂
Reblogged this on Pain in the Peg.
LOL!!! Thanks for the reblog! ♥♥♥♥♥♥
I feel a book growing from this gown garden. One gorgeous coffee table book full of color and beauty.
That is such a fab vision! Thank you! (I’d love to be a CT book!)
I also want to do some other “Art Gown” endorsed Posts like “Poetry Shirts”, “Romantic Recipe Shirts”, DIY gowns, DIY “Art Gowns” accessories, I want to have fun here!
From my heart, thank you, Eunice!
Okay.. you rock, big time!!! ♥♥ – Resa
🙂 can I get that in writing lol oops you just DID!!!! Have a wonderful art filled weekend!
LOL!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ You have a great weekend, too!
You had sent me a comment on My Queen’s end Blog, asking how I was doing.
Pretty good! Thanks Eunice! How’s about you? Just wish I had more time to get my sites re-organized!
Just in case you replied to my reply, and it doesn’t work, it is because I am making headway over there.
As you know I am moving everything around, and the URL resamcconaghy.com (which was Queen’s end), is now my CV site. Blogging is now here on “Art Gowns” and on Queen’s end which is now at queensend.wordpress.com. I haven’t had much time to do anything there, but I’ve always wanted to write so if and when I do, I’ll do it there. 🙂 HOPE YOU ARE WELL!!
I am awesome I am going to try to get all your stuff straight I have you on Facebook right?
I’m not on Facebook.
I know I said I’d like to start an “Art Gowns” page, but I can barely find time to work on WordPress.
Don’t give up on me! “Lol” I’ll get it all together, eventually! 🙂
no problem 🙂
You are awesome! 🙂
Be still my heart. Irving pen flowers AND Resa’s creations. Every gown is a breath stopper. I think THIS is the one. This is my favorite. Then the next gown sashays into the room to an enormous round of applause. Bravo Resa. Virginia
Thank you, Virginia! The flowers were a lot of fun to cut out, and actually took days to place. I’m so glad you like it! I think I like the idea of my “Art Gowns” sashaying around! What a neat word. Resa
Oh how amazing this is Resa. The concept of basing the gown foundation on the Orchid — wow! And what you did with these magnificent floral images from Irving Penn’s book — how on earth? I love everything about this. Sherrie must be in awe. I agree with Wendy — you need a coffee table book of these. I am first on list to purchase it. I think it would be beautiful, and soooo special. Bring on the 1900s cinematic glamour gowns by Ms. Resa. Each one is more magnificent than the last. Brava my dear F-G-S. You are so talented and brilliant inside and out – this collection reflects that so well! Love to you ~ Robyn
Love to you, too… for all your support and wonderful words. My F-G-S really does get the “Art Gown” concept! Who knows where this will all end up, but I think the “Art Gowns” having a home of their own is a good start.
A Coffee Table Book is actually a very good idea, I just need to build up the collection!
Sherrie is thrilled! She is like a daughter to me. I love her very much!
Robyn, I’m so happy you came here! Your F-G-S _ Resa xoxo
Stunning, Resa! 🙂
Thanks Sharla! I guess it’s that time of year when flowers are in the mind, and on the ground. Thank you for checking out and following my new “Art Gowns” site. 🙂
Why did you have to change sites? Will Queen’s End no longer exist?
Thank you for asking, Sharla!
Yes, Queen’s end will still exist, although in the near future I will move it from the URL resamcconaghy.com to queensend.wordpress.com
I have moved things over there and have it “Private” while I revamp it back to what I always wanted it to be, for writing, something different from my designing. I’ve written 2 books, but I keep getting sidetracked, so nothing happens.
Most Designers in my business have professional CV sites with demo reels etc. A couple of producers have searched me, and wound up at Queen’s end. Producers/directors etc should wind up at Resa McConaghy’s CV site (not a Blog). My name is Resa McConaghy, therefore I need the URL resamcconaghy.com for that professional situation. (Hindsight is 50/50)
The “Art Gowns” just kind of crept in…. and I think that is normal because I am a Designer.
However, I think the “Art Gowns” have commercial/art/branding potential on their own, which is why they have their own site now. I have other creative/clothing/accessories/DIY ideas I’d like to incorporate under the “Art Gowns” branding.
Does this make sense?
Again, thank you for asking, Sharla!
Nice reading about you
Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.
Thanks! And thanks for visiting “Art Gowns” _ Resa
thank you dear
Oh what a stunningly beautiful dress!
Thank you, my dear! Great to see you here! 🙂
Resa, the dress is fantastic. I love the flowers.
All the best
Thanks Hanna! The best to you, too!
PS. The next time I look at my post about Rhododendron somebody might have been there with a scissor?
OMG! Are you saying someone has cut those beautiful flowers away? That’s not good.
I had a beautiful lily garden once, thick with blooms. One afternoon I saw all the lily blooms on the ground. Someone had used maybe a machete and hewed them all down!
Thanks for the warning:-)
Reblogged this on Maxima.
Thank you for the rebog! Have a nice day.
Beautiful dresses! Absolutely gorgeous, love it ♥ ♥ ♥…..
Oh thank you! I adored making it. Each “Art Gown” is like a special love affair! ♥♥♥
WOW, how stunning!
Thank you, Tina! The “Irving Penn” flowers were very inspiring!
An amazing gown, you’re really an artist… 🙂
It call for “tuxedo company” … 🙂
Thank you sweet Le Drake! 🙂 How is your tux? Still locked in the closet with its bow ties? “lol” 🙂
The gowns are so pretty.
Thank you! I appreciate you saying so! 🙂
Wow! I ever I would have to choose a wedding gown, this would be it 🙂
That is a wonderful compliment, Eva! Thank you very much! 🙂
No, you shouldn’t do dishes in that gown, but you should be beautiful just by wearing it.
LOL! That’s what the “Art Gowns” think. Thank you for commenting!
This gown is absolutely beautiful. Love your new site…well worth the work!
Thanks Susan! Nice to see you here!
Thank you! – Resa
not sure how I ended up here but I am soooo glad I did
you have an incredible gift….
you work…art is exquisite !
Well, thank you! I do love the “Art Gowns”
You take care, too! 🙂 – Resa
Like a floating garden that spreads an exquisite fragrance made from the essence of a radiant day of spring.
Best of luck.
Before the white chrysanthemum
the scissors hesitate
This is one of the most beautiful comments I’ve ever gotten! Thank you Marcelo…. To me, creativity is soul food!
Your soul must be fat! xo
Resa, I did not see a way to reply to your reply so I am commenting here. Thanks for the info for I did not know you had written two books. Best of luck in all your writing endeavors!
BTW Thought you might find this interesting along the graffiti lines:
Moss Graffiti: Boredom Buster http://makesomethingmondays.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/moss-graffiti-boredom-buster/
How kind of you to send me this lovely good wish!
I know you are going through what may be the most difficult time of your life right now, and that you can even consider anyone else is beyond kind.
I was made very emotional when I read about your husband in your blog yesterday. Spending my Mom’s last 3 months with her as she faded from this earth was one of the saddest, hardest, yet most important things I’ve ever done.
I’ve been with my N for 30 years (since teens) and when I put myself in your shoes, I felt a lot of sorrow and pain.
Your poem was very, very beautiful!.
My heart goes out to you! Please take care of yourself as you proceed on this journey.
Your have my email. Please feel free to reach out at any time.
Sincerely, with love and respect and hugs,
How incredibly beautiful, Resa; Sherrie must be delighted..! &
What a BIG job to move all your beautiful gowns here. Though I must say this blog looks adorable… Love to you…. xoxoxo
Oh Carolyn!!!! How wonderful to hear from you!
Thank you, and yes it is a big job. I have been fumbling through in my creative way.
Did you see my CV site … resamcconaghy.com ?
I’m still working on it. I’m thinking of pitching some Agents with it.
The way I have always done my thing is …I do it my way.
So happy to hear from you my dear Carolyn! I hope you are well, and … I love you in a way, even though we have never met!
kisses and hugs and you rock! ♥♥♥♥♥ _Resa
Yes, I had a quick look this morning (at your CV site) and a further look just now… Very clever, and very YOU…! 😉
I am very well, Thank You. I’m so happy to be inspired to ‘take a peek’, and to leave a message too… I am quite busy with one thing and another, though, like you, I have the need to ‘stay in touch’; even if only with a little message every now and then.. xoxoxo
xoxoxo to you Carolyn!! I know what it’s like to be busy. I’m itching to do another “Art Gown”, but everything i its own time! See you dear Carolyn! 🙂
Wow, Resa! As a lover of flowers, gardens and the like-I must say this dress is fabulous! Good luck with all your website changes…I’ve been toying with that myself and haven’t had the nerve to do anything yet. Too busy sketching and creating!
Thanks for the encouragement! All the changes are a big deal right now, but should settle down at some point.
Your flowers are gorgeous and I’m glad you had a chance to see this gown! _Resa
OMG this is beautiful…so elegant
Ah, Thanks Jenny! I just love my “Art Gowns” They are like imaginary people to me.
I thought they would be a great “Branding” for a line of “Art Gown” items.
This is why I found your recent article so very interesting!
Take care! Hugs_Resa
Your welcome Resa….Keep making those museum worthy gown. One day, you will see one of your gowns in a museum 😉
I Like The Sounds Of That!!! 😉
I wish if I can only saw like you 😉
wow, stunning and absolutely gorgeous dress, Resa. A dream dress!
How sweet of you, Francina! The gowns are almost people to me at this point. I’m working on another one… straying creatively, but just letting it flow! _Resa ♥♥♥ to you Francina!
if I ever would be in a need for such a dress, I would love to have one from you 🙂 we can dream, can we? 🙂
Yes, we can dream! That is what I am doing here… showing you my dreams! ♥♥♥_Resa
Magnificent dress. I feel inspired to go in my fabric room and get to work!
You have a fabric room? So… you sew! 🙂 🙂
simply magnifique, Resa! Bonne continuation! 🙂 Cheers! Mélanie
🙂 Cheers! _Resa
OMG,This is beauuutiful.
Sweet Corina, thank you so very much. My gowns mean a lot to me.
I can hardly wait to design another one, but alas, I’m on a shoot on location for 2 more months. SIGH! The very best to you! _Resa
This dress is so wonderful 🙂 that it’s queen worthy !
Aw! Queen worthy rules, and so do you! 😎 🙂
Hahaha, thanks 🙂 !
Sorry I had to re blog this on Twitter 🙂 !
Thanks, She’s one of my faves!
You make it hard for me to choose! This is absolutely the most beautiful for me, love love flowers and this is more than perfection!
Flora Blanca is probably my most popular Art Gown!Big hugs to you!
xoxo back to you!
I love this! ❤
TY, Sassy! So fab to see you again! ❤
Wow! Now that; I would wear. It would rival anything you’d see at the Oscars 🙂
Thank you! I think my girls are all the most beautiful! 🙂
Your art dresses are so beautiful! And I particularly adore this floral dress!
Thank you! I love Flora Blanca, too!
I love your art gowns, which I discovered by chance and this Flora Blanca is exceptional.
Thank you, Valentina! I just finished my new Art Gown, and she’s also a floral lady. I hope you’ll like her too! It will take about 4 days to take pics and make a post. See you then, andhave a great weekend! 😀
Resa, I can’t wait to see it. Please let me know when it’s ready. Thank you. Create a great weekend. 😀
So gorgeous, Resa. I love the joyfulness of the big bright flowers. 🙂
Thank you! So far she is the most popular gown. 😀