While I was looking up images of Iris to work from I came across so many of her quotes that were inspirational to me...now, you probably know this one...my favorite...
Yeah, she did say that, and I love it...but she had many, many more 'gems' so I felt compelled to include some here on my blog...and I gotta be honest, my wheels are spinning at frightening speeds with ideas based on Iris Apfel and what she has to say about fashion...
And here is my daily art, inspired by the one and only Iris Apfel. I put her in a pair of emerald green palazzo pants with sequinned embellishments and a black feather coat, also with some sequin accents. Under the coat she is wearing a black turtle neck with a turquoise necklace and a gold necklace and has a large jeweled brooch on her shoulder. I included her signature owl-eye glasses, too.
Now, I tried to find out- does Iris have a pet? I couldn't find anything about a pet...but I really wanted her to have a cat...cause Miss Matchy Matchy and Jewel both have a cat...and I have cats...and cats are awesome.
So I gave her a mini-leopard and called it a day.
Okay...here's the thing. I don't know if I can part with this series. I...just...I can't. I love it too much. So I don't know the details, but there will be more pieces. I don't know how many...might not be every day...but...I have to make more. I have to.
Besides finishing up my 'last piece' in the series (again...NOT the last piece!) I also made a trip down to Hollywood to handle some art-related business. Sharon over at Gallery 2014 wanted me to make sure my February '13 and '14 pieces were good to go since they are perfect for Valentine's Day. (so stop by Gallery 2014 and check them out...heck, buy'em!)
I also picked up my work from Sally over at SMASH Beauty Lounge...waiting to see if the pieces might be relocated to a new location...in the meantime I have a bunch of eye paintings and a dress form wearing a wedding dress made of recycled Art Hive Magazines in my car.
No big deal.
Artist and Art Teacher