Dahlings, do you just love my hair done as red sails? I feel like I could fly. It makes me think of songs like: Sailing by Christoper Cross, Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin & Come Sail Away by Styx. This brings me to the theme of our Tribute today, Music!
Take it away, Rebecca!
Thank you Rene! We’ve decided to have a bit of fun with “A Tangle of Music”. Each AGM is presented with 2 or 3 bars of 12, that are the instrumental opening to a famous song. There are other clues, as well.
There is an obvious theme running though each AGM’s gown, that pertains to the opening lyrics. Also, as you can see, I am surrounded by the chords in the song. Note: I am holding an A minor in my right hand.
First out on the Catwalk, with the first 2 bars, is AGM Marina in a stunning 1 shoulder, ultra fitted gown with a fish tail hem.
In order to make sure our presentation is sound, we consulted with Trent, & sent him the pic of Marina.
Trent’s reply: “My piano is way off to the side, and I was trying to play it off of the dress, which has the left hand (on the right side) and the right hand (on the left side) with a woman in between. It took a minute.”
Trent’s advice: “It is easier to see if the two parts (called staves) are together. If you can have the line and bracket joining them, a player knows they are played at the same time.”
As you can see AGM Shey holds the next 2 bars, with the staves joined, in one hand. She shows off the full skirt of the drop waist slip style gown in her other hand.
AGigiM is brilliant in pinch tucked trim accentuating a deep v décolletage. Off the shoulder ruffles make for an innocent (don’t be fooled) effect, while a generous side seam insert of pleats adds drama to her every move. Her right gloved hand holds the 5th, 6th & 7th bars.
Dale, our AGM of Thunder feels easy and breezy, as she leans on a fence of the 8th & 9th bars. Inspired by a gypsy’s dance, her gown is full of romance.
Avant Garde is the term for AGM Holly’s asymmetric gown. She stands nonchalantly by the last 3 bars to the intro.
The theme running through the gowns is gold. “There’s a lady who’s sure
All that glitters is gold”.
This is an historic tribute performance of the answer!
Now, back to Rene!
Thank you, Rebecca! This is the gown that started it all. It’s a scribble gown, drawn to live music from under Resa’s bed.
Okay, the fun isn’t over yet! Someone’s past boyfriend found them online & sent her the song he wrote for her back when. Perhaps you can guess who? The answer will be on Holly’s blog.
Finally we have many blog pals who make great music. What would a great Tangle be without throwing a few into the snarl!
Click on the cards to visit their Youtube channels!
Check out the music of MK-O – Marina Kanavaki & Oannes (click on above)
Visit them on their blogs!
Holly, Gigi, Shey, Dale, Marina
& Art Director – Rebecca Budd
Rene Rosso character © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter
124 thoughts on “A Tangle of Music”
What a wonderful post that is truly worth “noting”. The musical gowns are fantastic. Thank you for all the YouTube channels. Heart’s performance of “Stairway To Heaven” is super. Another brilliant post.
Aww, Thank you dear Tim!
Love my AGMs! They gotta have the best gowns.
Lots of fun drawing, and using up my paper! 🤗
Still lots left.
I’ve been smitten by Heart’s performance of “Stairway” for quite awhile. It really is A++++++++
Neat how creativity feeds creativity! xo
You are a brilliant designer, Resa. You add glamour to my life. Thank you.
I love your “noting” thought, Tim. I have Heart’s “Stairway to Heaven” close at hand and listen to every 2 or 3 weeks.
The post was notable. Stairway to Heaven is iconic.
So love this…beautiful gowns and music to accompany them! Perfect for the ball!
Thank you x a million dear Valerie!
I did have a ball drawing them!
Simply beautiful and divine, dear Resa. Magnificent dresses. I love the theme. Thank you for sharing. ❤️
Thank you Francina! It was a good time drawing all the gowns! xo
I would recognize Rebecca anywhere. (The styling rocks!) You are wonderful Resa.
Thanks Cindy! A few have commented how much Rebecca looks like Rebecca. Guess I’m getting better drawing Gowntoons! Rebecca wears Palazzo Pants! They are the gown of trousers. We decided on that together. ❦
Thank you for creating the Art Director, Resa! I am now introducing myself to others as the Art Director.
Resa is brilliant in her understanding that personality and clothing have a strong connection. When she first suggested Palazzo Pants, she had no idea that Palazzo Pants are my favouite pant style. How did she know?!!! They allow me to feel the material flowing around me giving freedom of movement. They are the epitome of glamour and remind me of the actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.
wonderful whirls of color and style and music
Thank you, Beth!
I’ll bet the kids you teach are wonderful whirls, as well.
that they are – whirling dervishes all
This is amazing my darling. SO peppu I feel I am right there, swanking about in may gorgeous gown. Music is superb too. As for Rebecca? Well doesn’t she look a super cool rocker!
Thank you dear Shey! Yeah, Rebecca has her own style! As the Art Director for Art Gowns, I felt she should have a separate look from a gown. So, we put her Palazzo Pants….the gown of trousers!
Speaking of gowns, I’m hours away from finishing the green Art Gown.
I had a slight set back (minor) and added a small detail to the sides.
I do love when you have set backs and then add small details !!! WOnderful. So excited. OOOH!! Rebecca’s style always rocks, never less than directorial cool but this time she looks as if she’s directing the whole universe, it’s THAT cool.
Oh, I can hardly wait to see the green Art Gown.
Shey – I love Palazzo Pants. Resa knows how to design the with flair and panache!
These are the coolest I’ve EVER seen. Of course they have one cool model, let’s be clear x
Sweet notes that sizzle on the stage. It’s where Oooooh meets La La!
Thank you, Marc! The AGMs look simply marvellous!
What would I draw without models?
Thanks for the Ooo La La! Al Al Ooo to you! Muah!
You are divine, Ms. Resa.
Resa, your amazing post struck three C chords — clever, creative, and colossal!
Thank you so much, Dave!
This was a lot of fun to draw.
Heart’s performance of “Stairway” is inspiring.
You always have the best lines, Dave!!!
Gold is in the heart of the girl who designed and drew all those exceptional Art Gowns and I am in awe of her talent. So proud to be one of your AGMs and to be included in the music too.
Kudos to everyone involved [Rebecca, Rene, Trent, Tim and all AGMs]
Sending mega hugs and love, dahling!
….almost forgot: tail wags and slobbery kisses form you know who! 🌊😘🐾🌊😘🐾🌊😘🐾🌊😘🐾🌊
Thank you, dahling! So much fun!
Where would I be without my models?
I maintain – I am the only blogger whose #1 emoji is a sponge!
Kiss away Hera!
You are amazing, dahling!
As for the sponges… we all know who’s to blame!!!!
Well, it’s a good blame! Love Hera!
Sweet puppies and kittens need us to love them. Okay cats and dogs…. but aren’t they always our puppies and kittens?
Oh, yes they are pups and kittens forever!!! ❤🐾😘🐾❤
You looked absolutely stunning Marina! Love to Hera – her tail wags and slobbery kisses are the best!
Awww… it’s the magical hand of Resa who made it so!!! You were wonderful too, Rebecca, in every way!
Love and hugs from Hera and me!!!
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Gold is in the heart of the girl who designed and drew all those exceptional Art Gowns and I am in awe of her talent…
Gowns of flavor, gowns of flair, gowns of fashion filled the air.
Such a pleasure to view and watch the ladies move about
in their gracious glow. magnificent work Resa
Thank you, Eddie! I think the fact that all the ladies are real, makes it work.
They are lots of fun. Each is special. It’s an honour to have them for my models!
Special very special indeed! A delight to witness and enjoy Resa. hugs, Eddie
I agree wholeheartedly, Eddie. Resa has the very best events and parties!! Glamour and sophistication.
No argument there Rebecca. She’s the best!
I am just LOVING the musical notes! They add such a wonderful feel of motion and lyricism to the drawings.
Yay! It was fun to draw them! Thank you, Jaya!
Wasn’t that a brilliant way to weave magic around the gowns, Jaya!!!
Oh my goodness, Sorceress! You have outdone yourself. This is marvellously and magically musical. You do make us look absolutely stunning!
Thank you dear Thunder!
You guys are fun to draw. What would I do without you? xoxo
Well, just so you know, we adore you and love being your models – are honoured that you have chose us for such a wonderful task! xoxo
Sorceress is the perfect word to describe Resa. She is pure magic!
I know, right? 🙂
Absolutely fabulous!!! 😍
Thank you so much!
Your art is amazing, so this comment means a lot to me! 😍😍
Such a feast for the senses! Beautiful colors and sound. I love the musical notes and bars of music swirling from stunning gowns and gorgeous models.
Thank you, Merril!
The AGMs are truly gorgeous. What would I do without the models?
I love that they are all real people! They each inspire me in unique ways.
Wonderful dear Resa… To be back in the musical flow of your art and gown designs once more. Truly wonderful and ‘Note-worthy’ of merit.. 😀
Sending hugs from England.. ❤
Hugs back to England!
Happy you saw this post. Thank you for the lovely comment, Sue!
Brava dear Resa. This is spectacular. So beautiful, so detailed and creative, and unique The gowns and AGM’s are amazing. Imagine me being in on the absolutely stunning dedication that I am about to reveal. Is it any wonder that you are unforgettable lovely! xoxoxo
You are in on everything!
Thank you for your sweet words!
You are unforgettably lovey, too!!!!
Going to go see your post now! Eeeeeeeeee!
I’m climbing a stairway to heaven dear Meece. You have outdone yourself with this display of the absolute most gorgeous gown sketches that with a thread and thimble you could make come alive, that is how gifted you are. I love the dedication to you, it’s beautiful. I imagine there are so many who remember you and hold you in their hearts forever for the stunning woman and human being that you are. xoxoxo
I’m going to do some dishes, before I cry.
I’ll be back in awhile to adore you some more! xoxoxo
Darlin, it’s all so true. You are unforgettable. So loved! xoxoxo
…. and I adore you! We do have a special rapport.
Thread and thimble… nice. Yes, it is interesting that I can actually make the gowns.
When I was in college, the fashion industry was alive and well in the world.
I had a boutique filled with my designs.
Fast fashion and over priced designer clothes changed everything.
The education I got became almost obsolete. It’s lucky I wound up in the film industry. It’s a cool career, but not what I set out to do.
Art Gowns has been my chance to design and build my creations out of recycled, repurposed, unwanted fabrics, etc.. It’s like making swans out of ugly ducklings.
It means a lot to have RR & the AGMs model for me.
Boogapony is the most fun.
LOL, who’d have thought I would be drawing PBH, a super hero who changes costumes? You, that’s who!
We might be having more fun than allowed, but oh well!!!
Thank so much dear Holly! Your dedication is poetry to my heart!
Obviously I saw your reblog. It’s perfect!
You are such a sweet and cool friend. 👯♀️
So, I will be painting RR or AGM Holly tonight. It can be either at this point. (Music night)
I drew it awhile ago. It’s a gown and crown of Irises. I got inspired by Tim’s Iris shots.
Thank you, dahling!!!
Ahhh, you touch my heart dear lovely Resa and it’s all from my heart. I know you are unforgettable and there are so many dedications out there to you. Richard is such a special talent, I’m blown away by his gift of song! That guitar is awesome too! xoxoxo
Holly – you and Resa are a dynamic force for life-affirming moments. A few days ago I was reading from your poetry collection and came across this poem that resonated because it provided a wonderful reflection upon adventures, summer, freedom.
This summer I will
Indulge in originality
And lose myself in
Lie down in the shadow of skyscrapers
On a metaphor of meadows
Spread out on clouds of Aristophanes
In hedonistic adventures
I will risk the wrath of gods
While between breaths
In your day-dreaming tongue
Your translate “the Song of Songs for me.”
– Holly, House of Heart
Shivers… The poet’s poet!
Ahh, Rebecca thank you so much. You are the sweet lady who is so inspiring and encouraging. You’re so appreciated! Btw, I think Resa has nailed your style to a T, gorgeous dahling!
Resa gives me style, sophistication and glamour!!! We are on a grand adventure – together.
Haha! We sure are. It’s so fun. Mwah!
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Nice drawings, love them, and Ann Wilson, still have one of the most beautiful voice, thanks!
Thank you, JMR! Ann’s voice is fabulous! Are you going to get a cat? xx
No, no cat, I lost 2 of them….lessons learned and besides, I will have to cut down on many expenses, retirement funds are barely enough for rent, food, art supplies and some beer once in a while…:) I could probably have taken care of the last one if I had taken her soon enough to the vet, even if it would have cost too much to handle…maybe I will have to keep working..
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Lovely, Resa. These posts are always entertaining. 😊
Thank you, John! It’s always great to see you! 🤗
Believe me it is always great to be seen. 😁
Your posts feel like parties, Resa. Love the drawings and music and the gathering of glamorous women.
Well, welcome to the party!
I guess working in the entertainment industry most of my career has affected me.
Thank you for your lovely comment!
I’ll be by soon. I’m having browser issues. Hopefully I can clear this up quickly!
No worries, Resa. Computer problems are a pain. I hope your browser problems get resolved. Ugh.
They are the best parties, aren’t they, Diana!!!
So fun and glamorous. Love it.
That was soooo much fun. I love the drawings and you always make me beautiful…thank you. LOL I’ve never been dressed so lavishly, and your stories and the other models are fabulous. You never fail to amaze and make all of us happy. Thank you. Just love it. XXOO
Thank you, Gi!
It’s meant to be fun. It’s easy to dress lavishly when all it costs is paper and a few art supplies.
Even my actual Art Gowns are made from trash… in a sense. Recycled, repurposed, salvaged fabrics, old curtains….old anything. XOXO
A delightful post from beginning to end–and so very clever! I hadn’t heard “Step Darlin'” before. I’ve saved it to my favorites list. Thank you for a day-brightening post. It’s good to see woman dressed to the nines in elegant gowns.
Thank you, Liz! Glad you like Darlin’!
It’s a cool song!
The best thing about drawing the gowns is all I need is paper and a few art supplies.
I get quite lost into my drawings when I work on them. It’s like getting lost in what one is reading or writing. 🤗
Did you draw the music staffs and notes freehand?
The notes are freehand.
I used a ruler and a french curve for the lines.
A great combination of art and music! The talent is jumping off the page (and piano)!!
Thanks Christy! xoxo
It’s lots of fun drawing and making up these posts!
The gowns are all marvelous, and, yeah, the music is easier to read that way 😉 lol. Thanks for the call out. Always glad to help 🙂
I love that Heart tribute – one of the greatest covers ever! I’ve seen it before, but there must more more to the concert since so many people took the stage at the end – I think Lenny Kravitz, David Grohl and others – I want to hear what they did as well! And as many big names in the audience – how often do you see Yo Yo Ma rocking out?
Thanks for music lesson, Trent! Lol!
The Heart tribute is brilliant! Hmm… I think YoYo MA cellos out! I wonder if he played at the tribute?
I don’t know much about The Kennedy Centre Honours. Do they just honour 1 band at an honouring? Perhaps Kravitz was being honoured? Think I’ll look that up!
Thanks for popping by!
I don’t thing Yo Yo was part of the tribute, but when the scanned the audience, he looked like he was enjoying it.
Adore you! Thank you!
I finally had a chance to listen to this – OK, the Heart tribute may be better, but these songs were all great!
Agree 100%. Great link. I’m going to listen again. It’s on my playlist!
Love your music, Trent!
These are beautiful gowns and love the music.
Do you think Holly would let us rent them out for our next occasion?
You could get royalty fees..
Holly might! Lol! So you see we are in cahoots!
She is my main gal, but all of the AGMs are modelled from real people who I adore.
You’ll have to ask them about their gowns. I will share equally any royalties! xoxo
I dod see that.
What does it take to catch a break around here. 😂
Alrighty deal. Great gowns!
What a wonderful evening of entertainment you’ve lined up here, Resa. You and the AGM ladies are truly a memorable play in the theater of life. Music is the vibration of the soul.
Thank you, dahling!
My blog is a bit like theatre. Someone said my posts are like parties.
Anyway, it’s all for fun over here. There’s enough work to do in life, never mind making my blog a job.
Take care! 🎼💙🎼
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My dear Resa, how wonderful to be the Art Director and be a part of your stellar events. You see the world through music, colour, you understand emotional nuances that flow within a community. You bring glamour and sophistication – most of all you bring hope that we can change the world together. Thank you for your generosity of spirit that welcomes us all.
I’m so happy to hear you say this…I mean you have been kidnapped to Erbos to art direct an otherworld fashion show, had a colourful fashion show turn to B&W and watched the AGMs get sucked up into an evil cloud.
What a trooper!
However, I suspect you are here for the Palazzo Pants. 😉
Thank you for your wonderful comment! Love having you on board!
Wonderful Resa. Magic gowns and magic music. (I loved the tribute to Led Zeppelin with the “old” gentlemen brushing a tear away… (I still have that LP…)
Thank you, Brian! 🤗💕🤗💕
S2H is one of the best selling rock songs of all time.
I adore it, and especially Heart’s tribute.
My N still has that album, too!Some things are meant to be kept.
Do you have a turntable?
Yes, ma’am, Ah du (as Elvis would have said)
I’ve kept most my LP’s. The Double White, Sgt Peppers. Fleet Mac’s second album, Cream live… Just to name a few. And I play them occasionally. Magic…
I do have a Leonard Cohen’s best of. Mid seventies maybe? Or a bit later?
Lovely post, ladies. The sketches are amazing. I don’t pretend to understand the music references… I’m strictly a non music-reading musician. Hugs on the wing.
As always, the Glam Ladies shine and your designs are wonderful. But, a first time for me, the version of Stairway to Heaven may have upstaged the ladies and their gowns.
This version of S2H was the inspiration for the post. Best cover, ever!!!!!
Absolutely … And the honorees loved it
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🖌️ 🎶 👛 HI LOVELIES! TODAY WE’VE GOT A MIX SKETCHING, MUSIC AND FASHION. CAN SOMEONE OFFER SOMETHING BETTER ? THANKS A MILLION TO RESA FOR THIS WONDERFUL POST 💐
You are welcome!!!!!
Thanks so much, Resa 💌