Coffee. Espresso, specifically.
And old issues of Art Hive Magazine.
And gems...glitter...and patience. And the occasional RuPaul break for inspiration.
That is what is took to pull off creating a weddng gown for the 2014 Fashion ARTillery show at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.
Well, that's not all. I would like to say a sincere THANK YOU to Jennifer German, my best friend's mom.
Jennifer is a craftin' machine, specifically scrapbooking. We have a long history of creative shenanigans, from painting, to angel dropping and now...long distance artin'. Jennifer sent me over 700 flowers that she cut from the magazines I sent her, all via the USPS. I combined her flowers with the ones I had hand cut...and also with scraps of tulle to make a total of (at least) 850 individual flowers (each flower was made of 2-4 individual pieces) that covered the front and back of the gown.
So thank you, Jennifer. I mentioned on Instagram and I mean it...I know Amy is looking down and just laughing at how crazy we both are! I definitely could not have done this without you. I love you! Thank you again!
And now...here are some pics!
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG