Imagining the Possibilities!

I love art, it is no surprise. What I love even more is where the possibilities can lead when it comes to art. Art is a safe place to travel to. One where I am familiar but I also have yet to venture down it's side streets to discover new methods and techniques to learn. [...]

Diamond Painting

I have always wanted to paint a diamond but had never had the confidence to try it because I tend to overthink everything. I was recently at the artist and craftsman supply and found round 'canvases' that are actually made of thin plywood. I bought two because I thought that they were so cool. Today [...]

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 [...]

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!