“Art Gowns” are my creations that have been inspired by beautiful people who care.
On the side bar are all of the Art Gowns. Click on her pic and go to her Debut Post on Art Gowns! The logo below the Art Gown is her pet charity. They are easy to find online, and worth visiting.
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What a wonderful idea! 🙂
Thank you. Kev! I started “Art Gowns” for Charity not quite a year ago. I am hoping it will evolve/mushroom into something bigger.
Happy Holidays! 🙂 🙂
I’m sure it will. Happy holidays! 😀
A holiday treat that brought a smile on my Christmas morning. Sorry I suddenly vanished last night, but I glanced at the clock and noticed I was running late. Are these your creations or simply your eye at work?
Most importantly, great idea linking each to a charity … wonderful spirit of the season!
Thank you Frank! ….. Then I disappeared to eat, drink and be merry!
Yes, all of the gowns are my creations, done from scratch.
Designing them is the joy of my life. I hope the Art Gowns for Charity goes somewhere. They are here with their charities all year, so I guess in some way the Christmas spirit is here all year!
I hope you are having a great holiday season.
I didn’t know Jeremy Irons and others wore your design. That’s an amazing feat, Resa. Well done!
Thank you, Subhan. I have been very blessed in this life and in my career.
Did you find your way here through my old url? I lost many followers when I dedicated my old url http://resamcconaghy.com/ to being my CV site, and started a more focused creative blog with my “Art Gowns”.
Let me say what a fabulous person Jeremy Irons is. You know he has a huge heart and is a generous person. I enjoyed my time working with him more than I can say.
no matter how often you look, the gowns keep looking superb , and all the good causes warm a heart . ❤
Thank you, Francina! Hopefully one day, it will go farther than these blog pages! ❤
Wonderful initiative dear Resa… You are certainly making a difference ….
Thank you very much, in many ways!.
All my best wishes xo Aquileana 😀
Thank you, Aquileana! xox I’d like to spend more time here at Art Gowns, but it takes me 2-4 months to come up with a new one!
Of course, work gets in the way.
There’s a new Art Gown being born out of men’s ties right now. 😀
Resa, you sweetie you, giving back with charity and your beautiful work! I’m glad Aquileana shared the post so that I could see it ❤
I love that you said I was a sweetie!
This is actually a constant Page on my “Art Gowns” blog.
I started the “Art Gowns for Charity” idea very early on, by the 3rd “Art Gown”
They used to share my URL from My Queen’s end blog, but they got evicted because they just wanted to lounge around looking gorgeous!
So, in order to afford their new digs, I put them to work as Ambassadors for Charities.
They run down my sidebar with their chosen Charity logo below, and the Logo is linked to the Charity.
All "Art Gowns" have been inspired by and/or are dedicated to someone.
2 of my Girls were inspired by a Romance Writer from Australia, Imelda Evans.
After I post, the person of the "Art Gown's" dedication chooses the Charity the Art Gown will be dedicated to.
Of course I've had ideas for an "Art Gown" for you, and Aquileana.
What impressive people, wonderful non-profits, all showcased by the talent of you dear Resa. I am so glad I blog, because I got to know you!
I feel the same!
Autumn Orchid is now on the “Art Gowns” sidebar with her Charity, MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES, as well as on this page.
Thank you for picking such a great charity! Happy Easter!
The Blue Venus is especially beautiful.
I agree, Rob! I’m always thrilled when people realize “Art Gowns for Charity”/
I’m being creative, and trying to do something good at the same time.
Thank you, Rob, and I saw you tweeted this. Love to you! Resa
My pleasure. It really is beautiful work.
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I LOVELOVELOVE Your work! Just gasp-worthy brilliance! Wow. Cheers!!! 🙂
Thank you so much! 😀
Whenever I look at your stunning gowns, I want to know more about your creative process?
Where do your ideas come from?
What are your inspirations?
How sweet, thank you!
Well, the initial push was that I wanted some beauty in my life. My mom had just passed and I needed to rid myself of a dark cloud. That was “Strawberry Kisses”, my first.
Then it became a challenge, which I love to rise to.
They are Art Gowns, as I may not buy expensive fabrics. I must take bargain bin leftovers, and turn them into beauty. I upcycle and recylce. I find that inspiring. I embellished one gown with 300 wine corks “La Vie en Rosé”.
Another gown “Cecilia Lionheart” was made of used men’s ties.
So, I collect anything that might become part of a gown, one day.
I am allowed to buy paint,
“Athena Graffiti Goddess* was painted on an old $4.00/yd curtain lining that a decorating shop was trying to get rid of.. Street Art and Graffiti inspired that. I’m also inspired by Mythology.
So, one fellow blogger writes about mythology, and I have been inspired by that blogger for 3 Art Gowns, all Goddesses.
Another blog pal writes about fairies, and inspired the idea for “La Esencia de Titania”.
So in the end it’s inspiration from fellow bloggers, combined with the challenge of turning sow’s ears into silk purses.
They are sewn completely by hand, and I have never sold one. I used to take them apart after I posted, but the last 6 are intact, and I have allowed 3 to be photographed on regular women, not models.
The Art Gowns are for all of us, not just those fortunate enough to walk a red carpet. Although, now, perhaps a loaner for a red carpet, one day. I am inspired by Charlotte Hoather, an upcoming Soprano, and I would love to see one of my girls on her, one day.
LOL! Took me forever to get here.
Wow, Resa! You have a gift! These gowns are gorgeous! I didn’t know you sewed. I have never enjoyed sewing but my mom did. Awesome work! 🙂
Sewing is a dying skill. Factory piece work might involve sewing machines, but it is not the same as 1 person sews a garment together. I’m happy you had your mom as an example! 😀
That is so true! My mom made a lot of my clothes in the ’60’s and 70’s. In home-ec we had to sew an A-line skirt. Mine had the zipper in the wrong side, was hemmed crooked, and the waistband was a mess. I never liked sewing at all. 😏
In some ways, I suppose one could say that I paint with a needle and threads.
That is exactly what I thought, too!
I haven’t been in this room before, it is glorious and such a generous heart you have dear Resa! ❤
OMG! Thank you, Holly! Well, no sense letting the Art Gowns do nothing. They are spoiled enough as is. Imagine refusing to do dishes, vacuum or dust, and Im cooking for all of their dinner parties!
They can at least be ambassadors for charity!
I know if there is a way for you to help someone you will find it, this is above and beyond. You’re fabulous.
I wish more could see this! xoxoxo
That’s for sure, perhaps that can be arranged! oxoxox
Hi Resa, your gowns are simply gorgeous and I’m glad you sent me the link. I’m now following you so I can keep up with your latest creations! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 💕💕💕
Hello! 💖 I just finished a new Art Gown. I start taking pics tomorrow. I’m sooo excited. The post should be up in a week, tops! xo
Exciting times!! I’ll watch for it! 💗
You have a great blog. Would you like to share your story on “What You Blog About”
what motivated you to start this blog ?
I started this blog because I needed some beauty in my life.
I might like to share my story, but perhaps in the future.
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Your creations are amazing! I’m in love with them 💗
Thank you so very much! (I’m in love with them, too!) ❤
My goodness, your work is just stunningly beautiful!
Thank you for adding some gorgeousness to my day, and for visiting me 🌸
Your gowns are beautiful Resa, and very creative!
Resa your gowns look absolutely stunning and they are so creative❣️
Nice to see you here!
These are so so gorgeous! You don’t ever sell them, just make them for charity? My goodness, I would love to wear one of these to a red carpet event some day.
Oh Thank you! Well they re not normal gowns. However, I would lend one to be worn to a special event, or for a photo shoot, if it helped a charity or Art Gowns to become better known.
Well, if I ever have occasion to be on a red carpet, I’ll reach back out to help make Art Gowns better known. 🙂 Just to step into one…. Oooohhh… Especially that silky silvery one….
Ahhh, Mademoiselle Emily. Yes, she lovely! I got the silvery fabric (curtain lining) at a liquidation sale for $0.75 a yd, and the lace for $0.50 a yard. I dedicated her to a friend, as it was inspired by her cat, Emily!
Love it! So brilliant!
So, you mentioned Trash to Treasure, but weren’t pleased with it. What about Rags to Regal? Mess to Dress? Scraps to Wraps–nope that doesn’t quite work. Frown to Gown? Haha. I feel like there was at least one more I’d come up with… 🙂
All good tries! 😀
Too bad Rags to Riches is such a known phrase. Rags to Regal is almost there!
Simply fabulous gowns!
Thank you! They get better as time goes by. The concept behind them grows, as well!
What gorgeous works of cloth in conjunction with word!