Andy Warhol Painting Progression

I'm working on my first painted portrait and am pretty happy at how its coming along. Bananas About Andy Warhol was inspired by studying the pop art movement that became popular in Britain the 50's but was thrust into mainstream America because of the influential and controversial artist that we know as Andy Warhol. Andy [...]

Progress Makes Perfect

I am someone who has a hard time to not overthink things. I also like to make excuses for myself as to why the timing isn't ever 'just right,' to make art. For the past two weeks, I have been working on just going into the studio and painting without coming up with a bizillion [...]

Newest Painting Series

"This is All I Can Afford." While scrolling through my endless Instagram feed, I am always drawn to brightly colored, opulent things like, beautiful couture garments, expensive hand bags and those infamous red bottomed shoes. The pages that boast these lux items usually have thousands, if not millions, of followers pining over the same items [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Simplicity Designer’s Pattern 8273

Simple, yet full of beautiful details! Featured is the Simplicity Designer's Pattern 8273, circa 1950. MISSES’ ONE-PIECE DRESS AND BOLERO. The dress has a buttoned front, short set-in sleeves, a round collar and one large pocket. The slim skirt has inverted pleats at lower sides. The collarless bolero has three-quarter length cuffed sleeves and a [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: (Rare) Vintage Simplicity 8362 A

Buttons for days! Early 1950's Simplicity 8362 A; MISSES’ TWO-PIECE SUIT DRESS. The short double-breasted bodice has a long narrow collar and set-in sleeves that are long in version A, three-quarter and cuffed in Version B. The peg top skirt has pockets at the waist and slits at the lower edge.

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Givenchy for McCall’s (3785)

Wow! This (hard to find) circa 1956, 10 piece Givenchy pattern features a zipper back, and swoon worthy 6 button front detail. 3/4 sleeves; Beautiful sheath silhouette hugs the body and defines the waist drawing attention to the asymmetrical opening at the front skirtTruly a beautiful pattern!

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Simplicity 2531

In light of the epic heatwave that we in the Northeastern part of the US have been cursing, here is a cool and refreshing glimpse of a darling 1958 beachwear pattern by Simplicity. The pattern is comprised of Jr. Misses' and Misses' Top, Shorts, Jacket and Wrap-Around Skirt: Fitted top has shaped upper front edge [...]