Were you ever impassioned to make an Art Gown from 150 O’s?
Yes! Then you probably know this year is Canada’s 150th birthday.
In 1967, Canada was 100 years old. Our national anthem is “O Canada”. In celebration, Joyce Wieland created a famous lithograph of O’s formed by her red painted lips.
Yet, this is the Art Gown dedicated to Ralph from Bluefish Way, and Ralph lives in Spain. Ah, but he lives in Cañada del Real Tesoro, Spain. Canada/Cañada – it was a thrilling discovery.
According to Mini-Me, Ralph, and what Belen Soto told me, it means Path to the Royal Treasure.
Turned out the path to O Royal Treasure was a 4 month trek.
150 flowers were created. Using a dinner plate, and 2 different sized saucers. I cut out 150 circles, gathered the edges, & drew them into flowers. I painted my lips red, formed an O, and implanted an O on each of the flowers.
A giant bow was stuffed with net. Perfect for sewing on 22 flowers!
O Royal Treasure outtakes.
There’s a final twist!
Ralph is engaged! Click n the banner below to read the post!
⭐ An Art Gowns Heritage Moment ⭐
Mini-Me educates O Royal Treasure on how to fit in with Art Gowns. “Never do dishes, vacuum or any housework. Make sure to plan a dinner party for all of the girls, as soon as possible!”
In a a dream-like state, O Royal Treasure heads to the dining room to plan her first dinner.
© O Royal Treasure designed & made by Resa McConaghy – 2017
Photos © Resa McConaghy – August 4, 5 & 6, 2017
If you’re an Art Gown, always listen to Mini-Me’s advice. She’s been living in the Art Gowns’ room since before Strawberry Kisses, my very first girl.