Did you ever get the urge to design an “Art Gown” who could swim the oceans & seas spreading love and peace?
Well, then you know she’d have to be a mermaid, and speak a lot of languages.
Le Drake Noir, as you speak 8 languages (reading and writing in 4), and are constantly posting pics of or from oceans and seas, This “Art Gown” is for you.
My personal challenge with this “Art Gown” was that I could only use what I had in stock. I was not allowed to buy anything.
Blue Crushed Velvet yardage
3 white T-shirts, of my design, and 2 boxes of purple dye. I immediately tie-dyed 2 of the t-shirts, thinking of hippies in their tie-dyes and velvet bell-bottoms.
When it comes to “Love &Peace”, the Hippies were full of it.
Scraps of $200.00/yd. French Lace
Blue and purple acrylic paint.
I soaked the lace in watered down acrylic paint.
When it dried it had become plastic-like, and looked like fan seaweed.
I found I could cut around the lace patterns and it didn’t run. What fun!
I also found a bottle of glue, which I used to adhere the cut out seaweed pieces to her.
The thing about mermaids is, if you were under the water and saw one, she might be swimming under you, or over you.
As I don’t have a glass floor, I climbed a ladder.
It looks like she’s swimming up at me.
I usually do a Black & White here, but this “Art Gown” has a lush glamor that precedes the glamor of the 1940’s, so I antiqued it!
Le Drake Noir, I enjoy your blog, and I know you’ll look great in this gown!
111 thoughts on “Atlantis Mermaid Love-in”
Absolutely stunning. You always amaze me!! You are one lucky duck LeDrake!
Always so proud of you Auntie Resa…keep on rockin those gowns! Love always xoxoxo
You amaze me, too! I can hardly wait until we are together again. Miss you madly! Love and love and love and peace! xoxoxo
I have been waiting for another gown. Lovely. Simply gorgeous really.
Thank you so much! xo_Resa
WOW! So creative…don’t know how you do it! Stunning, simply stunning. Resa, thank you for bringing sunshine into my life. So glad we met via Eric. I still miss our correspondence and of course, the art.
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Thank you dear Sharla!
Yes, Eric was a wonderful moment. Free Tag Zone opened my eyes to public art and I’ve loved it ever since, and as you have said “it is how we met!” Take Care and have great days. _Resa
Oh my goodness Resa ~ this dress is just a swimming smash hit! I love it; And to think, you used only materials you had in stock…. truly amazing. I admit, the antique rendition really appealed to me too (guess it’s that love of all things vintage). Truly this is on my favorites list now… and for dear multi-lingual Drake – what a wonderful honor. Fabulous work my dearest F-G-S ~ you never cease to amaze me with your endless talent and creative spirit… A hippie mermaid -what could be more exciting ~ All We Need Is Love…. underwater too! 🙂 Love U ~ x Robyn
Thank you deeply for your generous words about my creativity! It means a lot to me because the words come from someone whose creative soul I am completely enchanted with. – All We Need Is Love- Is the perfect sentiment for “Atlantis”. (I really think that the crushed velvet photographs like the shimmer on water.)
i know, right, the vintage treatment really suits the gown. I had toyed with doing the entire post with that look, but decided to keep it real. “lol” 🙂
Beautiful F-G-S Robyn, I’m so glad I’ve met you! _Resa xoxoxo
Your gowns truly are so stunning. Fit for a queen.
Thank you, Benjamin! Your words make me feel like a queen. I love making them so much, sometimes that’s all I want to do.
Take care! _Resa
such a lovely dress deserves a woman.
Thank you, Bill! I would like to attempt to photograph an “Art Gown” on someone. It’s somewhere in the future! Hope you are well. xo _Resa
they are lovely — as I once told my wife while we were window shopping at Tiffany’s — now that I can afford to buy you something here, I can’t think of anywhere I would want to go where you could wear it.
For a gown like that, I think I would find somewhere.
🙂 How sweet of you to say that. Your wife has a great friend in you! She must be an amazing person! Luv!
WOW!!! Your gowns are the most beautiful I have ever seen. I had a dream I was wearing one! No lie! This is just beyond beautiful. What talent you have!!
You are such a doll! Thank you for your dream! What an honor! You know what? You are a dream._Resa xo
Absolutly stunning! I adore 🙂
Thank you so much!I adore your work as well. 🙂
Stunningly beautiful which adjective should not detract from your creativity.So how do locate the person capable of adorning this?
Cheers Shakti! Thanks for liking my “Art Gown”.
Well, I draped the gown, if that’s what you mean by “adorning”. If so I’m always available in my comments.
Amazing dress! I really like the combination! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
I think it is fantastic that someone with such beautiful tastes as yours appreciates my work!
As always Resa, beautiful!!!
Thank you Cynthia! Hope you are well!
Absolutely love! The mix of colours are lovely
Thank you!This was a lot of creative fun. Take care_Resa
Une très magnifique robe de soirée – très très magnifique… 🙂
You are an amazing magician to create these evening gowns – I had to put my tuxedo handcuffed and hire a snappy guard dog to be sure that the tux stays in my closet – the tux (and me) are raving crazy with your gowns… 🙂 🙂 😉
What an excellent work… 🙂
Drake you are so funny!!! 🙂 Loved this comment!!
Dear Le Drake,
“LOL” You have a wonderful sense of humor! 🙂 Robyn is right, you are very funny. 🙂 🙂 I love this comment , too, and I am so very happy you like your special “Art Gown” Many Hugs to you (and your handcuffed tuxedo) Please say “hi” to the snappy guard dog. Oh…. btw, how are the bow ties doing? 🙂
Another beauty! It’s always a happy surprise when there’s a new gown to drool over. ^_^
Yaay!!! Thank you! You know Diana, even I drool over them. “lol”
Even Ulysses would make a stop in his journey to Ithaca to admire and listen to this enticing mermaid.
You are very, very sweet Marcelo! Thank you. I am happy and you be happy, too!
I’m so glad you’re well. _Resa
absolutely stunning dress , Reba. Unbelievable how you do that. I’m always so impressed by your dresses. Gourgeous , simply gorgeous!
have a wonderful day 🙂
Thank you so very much Francina! I love designing these “Art Gowns” 🙂 You have a wonderful day, too! 🙂
We must continue smiling because that alone will imbue others with happiness and joy.
All the best.
I agree! 🙂 xo _R
How resourceful you are…only using materials on hand. I especially love the mermaid shot where it looks like she is swimming up to you. It does exactly that! You’ve added another gorgeous creation to your stunning repertoire, Resa! Lovely. Hugs from Wisconsin!! xoxox -Lori
Thank you so very much, Lori! It means a lot to me. Hugs and hugs to you, too. xoxoxo _Resa (from Toronto)
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Thank you! _Resa Have a nice day!
I was in awe when you first put it up…
I meant to come back, but life and Alice and the MadHatter gets in the way….
This is stunning Resa….beautifully crafted….
Thank you for sharing ….( David reminded me when I saw his reblog)
It’s all good!
I love that you are interested in me and interesting to me. It’s wonderful to me that you like my work!
You take care as well!
This gown is incredible!
Thank you, Samantha! Cheers!
Thanks, Tony! _Resa
Thank you so much! What a wonderful one word comment. _Resa
Stunning – I would love to wear that dress 🙂
Hey Alex! Nice to see you!
Thanks for liking the dress. I love her tail. I love your poems! Take care _Resa
Aw thanks 🙂
I LOVE the seaweed lace! You take reduce, reuse, recycle to amazingly artistic heights, Resa! Love it!
Thanks Imelda! i missed you while you were busy. Now, I’m busy. I traveled to Ottawa today where we will be shooting.
Can hardly wait for your next book! xoxo _Resa
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My incredibly talented friend Resa has done it again. Another art gown, this time inspired by the sea…
Thanks Imelda!!!! ♥♥♥
Absolutely beautiful! You are very talented.
Thank you Rita, thank you! 🙂 _Resa
Hey Resa, I saw this video and though immediately that you would really like to see it too. An amazing dissection of a one-seam robe Paul Poiret made for his wife – Video series from the MET Museum: http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/french-dressing
I watched it! He was amazing! Thank you for thinking of me, and passing that piece on. I have a few friends who are going to enjoy it as well.
So creative Resa! Still waiting to see you on Project Runway…one of my favorite shows! You would have done great in last nights challenge!
I’d try to enlist for the show, but I’m so busy. I’m on a 6 part mini-series right now, and may be a bit scarce for awhile! Thanks for liking my gowns so much. Maybe I should just have an “Art Gown” show at a gallery one day.
Take care Susan, and hugs! -Resa
Another beauty! Amazing how creative you can be even with your “limitations”! I would have been very inhibited by the price tag on the lace… 🙂
Thanks Karen. 🙂 I had no fear with the lace! Sometimes I believe limitations are a source of creative inspiration! Cheers _Resa
I agree completely! I particularly like the limitation of no spending! Completely changes the design sometimes…
THIS IS A SHOW STOPPER!!!!!! She’s DYING to get out for an evening!
Thank you Jasmine! Yes, Atlantis is a beauty as are all of my girls (gowns), and we all want out for an evening!!!
Well I always have fun stopping by!
🙂 🙂 I like your site, too. I’ll be able to enjoy yours and the the other blogs I like more often once the shoot I’m on is is over.
Thank you so much! _Resa
Well enjoy your shoot and we’ll catch you LATER!
Breath taking. Literally. I held my breath and dove deep deep into this creation. It is spun from dreams. Created from distant atavistic memories that we all evolved from the sea. You are brilliant Resa!!! XX Virginia
Thank you Virginia! Your compliment means a lot to me. You are a very inspired person and that fact that you find my creations inspiring is an ultimate compliment. Love to you! _Resa xoxo
These are amazing! I followed you here from the other site – I loved Whoopi there and the art gown inspired by your niece – wish I could slip into that!
Thank you for your kind words!
I love my Art Gowns and look forward to when my current assignment is over and I have time to design another one! _Resa
My art is with the words. I would just love to have a fraction of your gift.
Thanks for the follow, Resa. If you enjoy my art half as much as I do yours, I will be blessed. I look fwd to my revisit — I’m just four feet under the homeschooling at the moment. xxxx Diana
I’m working on a series, and the hours are excruciatingly long. Another few weeks and I’ll be blogging more often and working on a new gown. Take Care _Resa xo
“Excruciating” speaks to me. I spend days on a single post sometimes. I “finished” up the last post by working on it 6 hours straight from the wee hours of night. Carpal tunnel at the moment! Feel so bad I can’t visit many blogs and get back to readers. Thk u for the follow. It will be wonderful seeing more of your work. Xxxx Diana
Seems we are both passionate people. =)
Hi Resa ! every time I see your like on my blog, I shoot over to see if you have posted something new… and every time I see this stunning dress I still love!!!
hugs, Francina xx
Thanks for coming by! I’ve been away from home for almost 3 months on a work assignment.
I get to go home in 2 weeks, and am so looking forward to doing a new “Art Gown”
Love your blog! _Resa xo
I wish I was younger!!! I’d buy one! so beautiful!
Cindy, you are a doll!
I’ve made a new Art Gown, and I’m beside myself! I just need some sunlight to take more pics then I can post!
Thank you Elizabeth!
Very beautiful dress !
Thank you! 🙂
Resa – Your dresses are WOW! Just smashingly beautiful!
Thank you! They are all very special to me, and I am so thrilled that a talented person as yourself likes them.
Happy Holidays! 🙂
My Pleasure to see your beautiful gowns: I enjoy and have a fond respect for all genres of artwork. Wishing you all the Best for the Holidays and New Year. Best Wishes, Nawfal.
This post is a post of all posts , this is art of the highest quality , you really
top . artist . I like this
Thank you, _Resa xo
Wow (X infinity)
Thank you x infinity.
She really is a beauty! I’m probably crazy or half mad or something odd, but I love my girls. I love creating them, and I love showing them. I even talk to them. _Resa
With that talent you can set your own rules 🙂
😎 Cool! Think I’ll go have a chat with “La Vie en Rosé”. 😉 She’s still on the Judy.
Absolutely gorgeous…. You conquered the top with those watery colors, dear Resa… I am ready to become a mermaid now (not a siren, though!).
Thanks for sharing. I admire your creativeness, indeed.
Best wishes, Aquileana 😀
Aquileana! Thank you so very much for coming to visit Atlantis! It means a lot to me. “lol” I think being a mermaid (not a siren) could be very interesting, indeed!
I also want to thank you for visiting some of my other girls.
Take care, and as always, I look forward to the next mythology tale! Resa xoxo
You are most welcome, dear Resa!~
Sending virtual hugs, Aquileana 😀
This is absolutely gorgeous! Ah, and why am I not surprised to see how beautiful this is? 🙂 Your works are awesome as always.
You are so sweet!
Hey, I love to know what Art Gown is doing what for/to you! Part of my satisfaction is that I have brought something interesting/pleasant to you.
I love your gowns they are so beautiful and magical! 🙂
Aww, thank you! They are right from my heart and mind. 😀
This is fabulous. Love the tie-dye and the t-shirt. It’s wonderful and a great tribute.
So glad you are viewing all of the Art Gowns…..my girls… my glory to women!