An Evening with Picasso-esque

“Dahlings! Welcome to An Evening with Picasso-esque“.

“Rene Rosso here, and I’m thrilled to announce that this Art Gowns show is being broadcast across the globe. So, without further ado, let me hand the mike over to our esteemed Art Director, Rebecca Budd.”

“Welcome, welcome! Tonight, we are on  fascinating journey through the esque-art of Picasso. So, let’s not waste anytime, and bring on the Art Gowns Models!”

“First out on the catwalk is Gigi. Gigi and her gown sure know how to make a point!”

“Next out is AGM Shey. Shey showers us with a fun kooky rendition of romance.”

“Marina is a show stopper in this cubist creation.”

“Our darling Dale takes on a dozen dimensions in this daring design.”

“Holly is a dream in this flowing full length frock with matching hair.”

Tired of her Picasso-esque gown, Ms. Rosso did an unexpected costume change into a Van Gogh-esque gown, inspired by “Starry Night”.

She also changed the song she would sing. The orchestra scrambled to pull out the sheet music. After all, this was no ordinary Torch Song.

All of the AGMs were in the wings listening to Rene’s beautiful rendition of Nicole Scherzinger’s rendition of Don’t Cry For Me Argentina. Then suddenly, as the last note floated away, AGM Shey started turning greenish.

The AGMs and Rebecca watched in horror as the transformation continued, until

Shey had become a Goth Gown Model of her former self. The Sheygoth slowly faded away into black.

At that exact moment, every leaf on Shey’s Cottonwood, at Tim’s Magic Tree Sanctuary fell off. In the next second, all the other Magic Trees shed their leaves in solidarity.

One-Eye screamed, “Someone save Shey! We’re booked in Manchester in 3 days”!

Rene Rosso character © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter

Prior to the defoliation of Tim’s Magic Trees, the trees whipped up a storm and a rainbow, that went all the way to Manchester, UK.

‘Oron’s head on a stick was placed on the rainbow, whereupon he slid all the way to Manchester. He landed on the doorstep of an umbrella factory, where he was cobbled back together.

Click on Umbrella ‘Oron to visit his blog.

All magic trees © Timothy Price from Off Center Not Even

Marina, Gigi, Holly, Dale, & Shey

Their names are hot! I assure you!

Lala LaSwirl (aka Charlotte Hoather) has been invited to perform in Rene Rosso’s new show opening soon, in Manchester UK.

As the proud owner of Charlotte & George’s new album, “Songs From Our Balcony” I must say I just can’t listen to it enough! In the meantime, here is the link to buy the new album, and other of her recordings.  https://music.apple.com/us/artist/charlotte-hoather/853884334

Princess Blue Holly’s Mystic Owls

Princess Blue Holly was at a stalemate battling with Etamilc. She knew Hyperion could lay a final blow, if he arrived in time!

My unease for days has troubled me, when in my study the eyes of my Black Dragon statue begin to glow. From his mouth came the pleas for help from Princess Blue Holly.

Enraged that she may be in immortal danger, I transform to the Ancient Black Dragon of the North and follow the current trails of Blue Holly’s urgent plea back to the scene where Etamilc has enslaved the Art Gown Models and My Lady.

Etamilc has chosen my element of water to battle me. Pity there is no chance of success. I dive to the depths and exhale a mighty flame that roils the water in a tornadic blast. The water turns to steam. My Lady, and the Art Gowns Models begin to rise from their hapless imprisonment. I remain to ensure there is no repeat of Etamilc’s pitiful shenanigans.

As Hyperion converted the massive amount of water into steam, they became humungous clouds. Princess Blue Holly’s mermaid outfit became too, heavy. She morphed into a new outfit she had designed especially for riding clouds.

With help from Resa & Dale’s trees; she gently guided Etamilc, now a phenomenal pink clouds formation to Tim’s magic tree sanctuary.

After being placed between Resa’s Cottonwood and Dale’s Peach tree, the clouds contracted, leaving Etamilc as a soft fluffy cloud. She was renamed Lil’ Eta, and would live in harmony with the magic trees.

With utmost urgency, PBH looked into her Tangle-Heart. Using it as a beacon, she called the Master Mystic Owl to it.

As Princess Blue Holly transformed into Rene Rosso’s spirit form, all Mystic Owls were sent out via the Tangle-Heart. Their mission: fly the Art Gowns Models back to Chicago.

As Rene Rosso flew on her owl back to Chicago, she realized the Art Gowns Models’ gowns would be too, heavy for the Mystic Owls. Further, now that the AGMs’ feet were unplanted, Dale’s Peach tree was no longer confused.

Working in tandem with Resa’s Cottonwood, the 2 magic trees managed to transform all of the AGMs into spirit forms, wearing all new spirit gowns.

The Art Gowns Models were oblivious to their reconstitutions. All they heard was music. Dale heard “live, solo, electric guitar stylings”.

 Shey heard The Stones “Jumping Jack Flash”, and Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”.

Gigi  was surrounded by Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

Holly  was immersed in Candy Dulfer and Dave Stewart jamming on “Lily Was Here”.

Marina swelled to the heartbreak of “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue”, by Bob Dylan.

Although it was about to storm, each Mystic Owl put an AGM on its back and flew away.

Suddenly, a very dangerous lightening storm broke out.  Rene Rosso sent her rendition of “Ain’t No Sunshine” (based on Melody Gardot’s version) out to the AGMs to protect them on their flight back to Chicago.

Meanwhile, back in Chicago, One-Eye was quite stressed. Ms. Rosso had had Rebecca Budd art direct an all out extravaganza, for the last night’s performance in Chicago. Tickets were sold out!

The show was set to start in less than 2 hours. Would Rene Rosso & the Art Gowns Models get back in time? Stay tuned for the next episode to find out!

Princess Blue Holly & Rene Rosso Characters © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter

Their names are hot under their Spirit Gown drawings, so visit away!

FYI – The Spirit Gowns were drawn all, or in most part to the songs named under their sketches. {“live, solo, electric guitar stylings”, “Baby Blue”, “Jumping Jack Flash”, & “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”} were played by the Band Under Resa’s Bed.

All Magic Trees & Mystic Owls courtesy of & ©: Timothy Price from Off Center Not Even

Voice of Hyperion courtesy of Dan from: Return of Dragons

This has been episode 3 of of the latest Princess Blue Holly/Rene Rosso adventure. In case you missed the first 2 episodes : Episode 1 Episode 2

A Tangle of Stars

Dahlings, it’s me, Rene Rosso! Welcome to A Tangle Of Stars!

Tonight’s Stars are Resa (aka One- Eye), and Rebecca Budd. Rebecca did a podcast where she interviewed Resa about her Art Gowns.

I’m sure you’ll want to hear the Podcast, so click on the banner below.

Of course now that One -Eye has had her moment of glory, I am thrilled to tell you that I will be reciting Holly – House of Heart poetry, through Rebecca Budd’s voice. One-Eye is working on the contract.

GOD SPUN

by Holly Rene Hunter

I’d like to take a special moment to thank Chicklet Poppy © Georgian Carlson for doing my most fabulous “Tangle of Stars” hair-do.

Remember Poppy from a gala fundraiser & show of support  for all victims of rape, sexual abuse and crimes of violence (click above pic for post) where she performed a jazzy ballet with Marina Kanavaki. They wore identical costumes.

Of course Chicklet Poppy had a trial run at The Tangle of Stars hairdo. Look how fabulous I look. Such talent!

That concludes this first ever, most wonderful “A Tangle of Stars”. Tata! See you at the second one!

Rene Rosso character © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter

My most heartfelt thank you’s to Rebecca, for having me as a guest on Tea Toast & Trivia

Princess Blue Holly vs Etamilc Egnahc

It was a very serious situation!

The moment Rene Rosso felt Rebecca Budd’s estranged & frantic energy, she instinctively morphed into Princess Blue Holly.

Princess Blue Holly looked into her Tangle-Heart. The signal was weak.

Her Tangle-Heart managed to connect via the moon to a magic orb from Dale’s Peach tree.

It led Blue Holly to a wind farm outside of Chicago. It was here she found the Art Gowns Models planted firmly into the good earth.

She also found the tornado that had captured them. It was Etamilc Egnahc.  Poor thing had once been Blue Holly’s friend; a gentle, soothing summer breeze. Then climate change turned her into a PBH nemesis.

“Blue Holly, welcome to my Art Gowns Models Plantation! Seems whenever the Art Gowns Models are in jeopardy, you come to the rescue. Well, you’re too late! They’re already growing roots, and once they go to seed I’ll be planting Art Gowns aplenty.”

“I’m sick and tired of wearing doors, chairs, trees, birdbaths and whatnot. From now on it’s nothing but Art Gowns in my crown, and I’ll be beautiful.”

Suddenly, cries of “help me” were heard. It was the scarecrow.

 “His name’s ‘Oron. He’s from Manchester. I picked him up while on a whirlwind tour of the U.K. Thought he’d make a good scarecrow, which is what you’ll be when I finish with you!”.

With that, Etamilc became very aggressive, growing until she finally sucked up Princess Blue Holly.  Unfortunately, she also sucked up the scarecrow. Etamilc began winding her way to Lake Michigan, where she intended to dump Blue Holly.

We interrupt this currently scheduled blogcast with Breaking News! The AIDASAssociation of International Divas And Singershas just revealed that renown Torch Singer Rene Rosso, previous to her most recent concert, had hired One-Eye for the position of Personal Manager.

Lala Laswirl, Spokes-Singer for the AIDAS, sang out harshly against the move. She also chastised Ms. Rosso for copying Veronica Lake, accusing her of trying to suck up to One-Eye. “It’s outrageous, and unheard of! No one has ever hired a One-Eye blog mascot for anything!” 

” This is the most outlandish move Rene Rosso has made since she incorporated a rendition of a Stevie Nicks Rock’n’Roll song into her Torch repertoire!  I wouldn’t be surprised if One-Eye put her up to it.”

As they approached Lake Michigan, PBH was whipping her spiked leaves and poison berries at the walls of Etamilc’s vortex. ‘Oron’s head snapped off the scarecrow’s pole, and  whirlpooled into the exact centre of Etamilc Egnahc, causing her to go off balance and plunge into the massive lake, taking Blue Holly and ‘Oron with her.

Using her cyclone power, Etamilc arose from the lake as a waterspout. No matter how hard PBH tried to climb out of the swirling water, Etamilc managed to keep her prisoner.

Using her Tangle-Heart as a conduit, she called upon her Inner Dragon. Hyperion heard, and roared loudly.

It was at that exact moment that Art Gowns Model Dale connected to her Peach Tree. The magic tree was confused. It was above and below. What did it all mean?

Rene Rosso & Princess Blue Holly Characters © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter

All magic tree photos © Timothy Price from Off Center Not Even

Centre tree inspired by Marina Kanavaki’s art series – As Above So Below

You can visit all of the AGMs on their respective blogs. Just click on their names!

Dale / Gigi / Holly / Shey / Marina

How will Hyperion – Return of Dragons help PBH? The next episode will tell!

Visit Rebecca at Lady Budd

Visit Alex aka ‘Oron at Professional Moron

In case you missed Episode One- Check it out by clicking on the pic below!

🌹 Rene Rosso 🌹 in Chicago

Rene Rosso went all out producing her new floral themed revue at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Creative Director, Rebecca Budd was brought in from Vancouver to design a big screen backdrop for the catwalk, and to narrate the event.

“Good Evening Dahlings! I’m thrilled to be here in Chicago with you, and the Art Gowns Models. It’s going to be a spectacular event, filled with Torch Songs, Floral Art Gowns, flowers and sites of Chicago.”

“Take it away, Rebecca!”

Hello, hello! What a wonderful journey we are on! Before we begin, I’d like to send out a special Thank You to the Coop’s Floral Design Chicklets. They’ve done a brilliant job designing and attending to the Floral Art Gowns.

Let’s have big hand for 2 of the Chicklets; Rose and Sunflower! We begin tonight’s fashion show with the one and only Rene Rosso in a roses gown, designed by Rose.

I’d like to mention here, that all of the Art Gowns Models have picked their own special flower. Here comes the dynamic Dale -from A Dalectable Life in a sunflower gown, designed by Sunflower!

…And here’s Gigi from Rethinking Life, blowing our minds, in a full blown orange poppy gown!

Chicklet Poppy had her wings full, designing this heavily crinolined masterpiece! Let’s give it up for Poppy!

Marina from Art Towards a Happy Day, is now gracing the stage in her Daffodil gown.

Chicklet Daffodil’o’Lily has been more than busy working both on Marina’s daffodil gown and Shey’s black calla lily extravagownza. So, let’s hear it for Daffodil’o’Lily!

Shehanne Moore -Smexy Historical Romance always cuts a very dramatic figure, but in a black calla lily gown, she’s drop dead gorgeous!

Finally, here’s Holly from House of Heart, in an absolutely enchanting wild flowers gown!

Chicklet Wildflower has decorated Holly’s gown with real wild flowers. What a spectacular achievement, so give it up!

The Art Gowns Models look stunning sashaying down the cat walk in front of the big screen presentation, featuring flower photos from Timothy Price’s archives and sights of Chicago from Gigi’s collection.

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We will now have a short intermission, while Rene Rosso changes gowns. Feel free to enjoy any of the refreshments!

Aaand here’s Rene Rosso to sing her rendition of Joss Stone’s Right to be Wrong!

✨ It was a very successful night. ✨

Rene Rosso was still in her dressing room. The Art Gowns Models left the conservatory, chirping like busy song birds. Rebecca Budd was just behind the models, but still inside the doors. Suddenly Rebecca froze to her spot in horror. A small tornado sucked up the Art Gowns Models, and took them away!

Rene Rosso character © Resa McConaghy & HollyRene Hunter

Drawings & Photos © Resa McConaghy

Chicklets & Photos of Chicago © Georgiann Carlson

Their names are hot by their gown drawings, so enjoy a visit to their blogs!

Timothy Price from Off Center Not Even was kind enough to supply the flower photos for each Art Gown Model. He also supplies magic trees. (next episode)

Flower photos © Timothy Price

Well, Eye hope you’ll return for episode 2 of the Chicago Adventure!

Speaking of my One-Eye art,Timothy has used 2 of them on his custom made Art Guitars. The gorgeous abstract titled Tumultuous is by  Tiffany Arp-Daleo.

If you are interested in having an Art Guitar custom made, email Tim at elcheo@swcp.com

click to enlarge and view guitars better

 

Art Gowns ~ Femme Finale

While waiting for Hyperion to answer the call that she sent out via Resa’s Tree, Princess Blue Holly (aka PBH, Blue Holly & Princess Blue) morphed into her Cheetah outfit!

“Princess Blue, you’re so cool, NOT,  with all your magic changes. HA! cough … hiss … cough! PBH is Peanut Butter Holly to me. You’re nothing but mush… cough!”

No wonder Hyperion wasn’t answering! Princess Blue Holly remembered that Resa’s Tree had been frozen by Evilomlap, into an artificial winter. She couldn’t use her Tangle Heart, he was onto it, and had used it to lead her to his lair.

Blue Holly suddenly heard Marina’s invisible whisper. “Use my Pear Tree! It’s incognito, hiding between Dr. Huey and Melody Parfumee rose bushes. Pruned to a point, it should get through to Hyperion.  Evil can’t find it!

Evilomlap wound his length around Princess Blue, squeezing harder and harder. Princess Blue surrounded Evilomlap with her spiked leaves and poison berries. Stalemate!

This was the moment of truth. Princess Blue Holly could not last forever in a stalemate. With all the might of her telekinesis she could muster, she called out to Hyperion and felt him finally answer. She could feel her inner dragon welling up as Hyperion calmly guided her Special Claw Glove to pierce deeply into Evilomlap’s scaly flesh. In desperation, Evilomlap buried his fangs into her ankle, and injected his virus venom.

Princess Blue Holly winched in pain and held on as her inner dragon forced the virus through her and into her Claw Glove, injecting Evilomlap with his own viral poison.

As the virus coursed through Evilomlap Etagloc, he turned blue, was frozen by his own venom and rendered into the very frame he had intended to imprison Princess Blue Holly within. Checkmate!

Once Evilomlap was imprisoned, Resa’s tree was freed into a new magic realm.

The distorted path upon which PBH’s Tangle-Heart had beaconed from far away, straightened out. Her Tangle-Heart was back in focus.

Tangle-Heart led Blue Holly through the Paris night, back to the Moulin Rouge. With the Art Gowns models restored and dressed for the next number, PBH segued into Rene Rosso.

Rene Rosso and the Art Gowns models: Shey, Dale, Gigi, Marina, and Holly dazzled the audience with their special chorus line number.

During thunderous applause, Rene Rosso switched gowns for her solo song, a torch to Annie Lennox and the song “WHY”.

Princess Blue Holly & Rene Rosso characters © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter

Visit Tim, Art Gowns special photographer & official Magic Tree curator at: Off Centre & Not Even

Visit Dan, Art Gowns official Dragon consultant at: Return of Dragons

Rene Rosso & the Art Gowns Models will be back! In the next adventure Princess Blue Holly will save them from double trouble in Chicago!

In the meantime, you can visit all of the Art Gowns Models on their blogs. Their names are 🔥 HOT 🔥 under their Chorus Line Number!

FYI: Melody Parfumee is a purple Floribunda, Grandiflora rose growing in Tim’s Magic Trees garden.