It began with the fact that my new Art Gown will take at least 6 – 8 more weeks to complete. I wanted to post sooner.
Aquileana said I could use her as a muse to sketch the Goddess Art Gowns we had done colab posts on. Thinking I’d only get to do 1, she chose Artemis. It was so much fun, I painted the sketch. To read or learn about Goddess Artemis, and to view all of the creative collaboration, which includes a poem by Oloriel, see Aquileana’s post- “Artemis´ Dual Archetype”
Above is Art Gown, Artemis. To view the post “Artemis by Moonlight”, click on it!
It was so satisfying doing Artemis, that I segued into Mnemosyne.
It was fabulously fab to revisit my early fashion sketching abilities. Yes, I have a lot to remember & catch up on!
To read or learn about Mnemosyne, and to view all of the creative collaboration, which includes poetry by Christy Birmingham, see Aquileana’s post-“Mnemosyne”
Above is Art Gown Mnemosyne. To view the complete post, click on the above pic.
Art Gowns Artemis & Mnemosyne designed & handmade by Resa McConaghy
Charlotte Hoather is my favorite soprano. She looks fabulous, but when you hear her sing, true beauty is revealed.
Thank you Charlotte!
The above performance was Charlotte’s Christmas gift to all of us. You can read the entire post, it’s got the words to the song in German and English, and more! Just click on her pic, or on the link A Video Recording For You At Christmas.
Julia’s love of fashion was what first attracted me to her blog. As she has pursued her fashion studies, her talent has kept me an avid follower. This particular design of Julia’s is very Art Gown worthy. This is my second reblog of her work.
I am so very impressed!
Hallo ihr Lieben,
nach der Fashion Show im Berliner Columbia Theater, bei der ich meine Capsule Collection Into the Black gezeigt habe (ich berichtete), erhielt ich eine ganz besondere Anfrage. Jule, das Modell, das mein schwarzes Kleid mit den bodenlangen Cape-Ärmeln auf dem Runway präsentierte, hatte bei Instagram ein Foto von sich in dem Kleid hochgeladen.
Wenig später meldete sich die italienische Agentur Beyond the Rules bei ihr und war an meinem Kleid interessiert. In der Anfrage ging es darum, dass die Agentur nach Kleidern für die Schauspielerin Nicole Macchi für das 74. Internationale Filmfestival von Venedig suchte.
Nachdem Jule die Anfrage an mich weitergeleitet hat, kontaktierte ich Beyond the Rules und schickte ihnen weitere Fotos von meinen Kleid zu.
Und dann ging alles ganz schnell. Unter hunderten eingereichten Kleidern unterschiedlicher Designer, fiel die Auswahl der Jury auf drei Kleider, die die…
Happy Thanksgiving to Brenda & all of my American friends here on WordPress! Friendly Fairy Tales inspired “La Esencia de Titania”, and she in turn has inspired “Sleeping Magic”.
It’s a wonderful thing!
Brenda Davis Harsham lives in New England. Her site, Friendly Fairy Tales, is for kids of all ages. Her poetry and prose have been published at the places listed in the “Publications” Page on her blog. Fine art prints are available to purchase on Society6 .
Brenda wants to pen a Fairy Tale based on Art Gown La Esencia de Titania sometime in the future! Would love it!
La Esencia de Titania takes off for a special midnight mission.
La Esencia de Titania & Mini- Me (Muse?) dream of running away to Hollywood to become stars in black and white movies.
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.
The bodice was hell to shape, as it is made from a bargain bin stretch poplin.
To sew on the skirt, I removed the bodice from Judy. When I put it back on Judy, the poplin had grown a size bigger. More shaping was required.
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.
Daniel Swearingen has honored my creative spirit by penning “Resa”, the fifth in his “Whitby Ladies” series. I feel Goth and power! I feel a Muse.
I am closing comments, as those can go on his site, where I hope you will check out the “Whitby Ladies”
Come down upon me that which ties the ladder, that which laces the dream, string for me that which is of cord magick, that where sirens weave!
These together upon, thy mind, that upon which Resa see’s, comes the gown of which all magic weaves, summoned, now sirens cry, the coven’s treasure, now bend thee, now bend thee….
The weave born of Star Carr, near Scarborough, the thread, in calling that which loves her, that which forms her heart. That daemon which summons patterns bold, summoned stories by a play, look to me, from Yorkshire way, designs that show a sirens way, a seamstress hides away, a stich, her art, the act in play. Heart, heart, summoned Whitby’s art, the ladies by the bay, and Mina smiles…. dear Resa, sew for me a scarf. A woven Faberge, that shows young girls at play, thighs in liquid, that of oceans…
You see, I did a post on my Graffiti blog about how an artist named Tensoe spray painted a gown for me. Georgian said you should model it! I said I was too, old to do that.
I expressed how bad I felt about aging, and didn’t want my picture taken, anymore.
One thing lead to another, and now I am challenging my own perception. It is an idea that has been marketed to me my entire life, and brainwashed me to believe.
I didn’t think I could go through with it, but I’m glad I did. I thought about Photoshop airbrushing, but decided to be honest, and just pick the best photos.
⭐ ⭐ Presenting: Tenesa – Honorary Art Gown ⭐ ⭐
Although she’s my idea, I did not make Tenesa. I’ve made all of the other Art Gowns by hand, sewing, painting decorating, but not Tenesa. Yet, Tenesa is so marvelous, I say she’s an “Honorary Art Gown”.
However, Tenesa wasn’t always this beautiful. She started out as an ordinary custom made De$igner wedding gown who found her way into the alley, one day.
Here she met Tensoe, an artist with many cans of spray paint. He fell in love with her, and spent all of his paint on her.
Go Tensoe! I love you forever for doing this!
I was breath taken when I saw her. We named her Tenesa, and I took her home to live with the Art Gowns.
I figured, as she was an alley rescue, she wouldn’t be as spoiled as the other gowns and pull her weight around the apartment. Not… she’s already swooping around with the other gowns, planning her first dinner party, not cooking, not doing dishes nor vacuuming.
It’s amazing how fast Art Gowns catch on.
Anyway, I decked up in Tenesa, checked in the mirror and head out to the fire escape.