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Phantastic Pheasants

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It is the time of year for pheasant hunting. This is such a bogus image of me with the pheasant, since I am merely the photog and not the hunter. 


Orange is never a good look for me but it is mandatory at the hunting preserve.  Because, for some odd reason, hunters shoot at each other.



Bird in flight ~



These two, Mr. VZ and Zipper, are the real stars of the day.

Fashion assignment of the week

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My ongoing love for my fashion analysis class continues.  The assignment this week is to find a picture of abstract art, then select a pattern and describe the material you would use.



I chose this Mid Century Modern piece by Jan Skacelik.  The pattern I would use is this 1954 Vogue vintage.



Fabric I would use would be a cotton/polyester blend.  
On to thrift shop jewelry - if you are buying your costume jewelry at retailers, you are missing out on the varied selection offered secondhand.  This hospice set was a bargain at $7.50.

Thanksgiving preparations are in full swing - blessings to you and those cherished ones in your life.  

Coat length jacket and the cardboard cutout man

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Posing with Mr. white teeth/eye patch and wearing slacks now that we have some cooler weather.  


I favor coat-length jackets and this thrifted Silk Accents brand was a good find.  I've gone Visible yet again with Patti at notdeadyetstyle.com.  


1969 Pattern of the Day focuses on pants and pairings with a coat length jacket. 



My fashion analysis class assignment for the week is to choose an abstract piece of art and use that as inspiration for pattern design on a garment. 

I went to the Tami on site library (I have an extensive collection of art books) and found a work by Greta Freist.  I could see this used as inspiration for a fabric pattern.  


Undated Movements in Modern Art - Abstract Art book
I am hedging my bets on a class in the spring by signing up for three classes and then dropping two - so many factors right now until year end.  
Countdown to Christmas posts are coming along - be sure to join me for that nearly month-long event.  
No short skirt - but a long jacket.  (One of my…

Learning Addicted and fashion assignment of the week

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Hi, my name is Tami and I am Learning Addicted.  What sounds like a terrible affliction is I have earned an associate's degree and I continue to take classes.  Spring classes have posted and I am ruminating over which one to take - I am Learning Addicted.  

I prefer online classes.  It allows me the flexibility to study during my breaks and lunch at work.  The big bonus is being able to study at home.  I live in a quiet rural setting where there are few distractions.  

I managed to get a priority registration for the spring 2016 classes. Added to my cart are (1) Intro to Computer Information Science, (2) Legal Writing and (3) Women in History.  I would love to take all three but only one is manageable.  Legal Writing hinges on whether I get an interview for a legal position where this class is a requirement. 

My family shakes their heads when I tell them I am continuing on with my education.  By the time I finish my bachelor's degree, I will be retiring (or so they say).  I figur…

Pink Week and Anything Goes

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Celebrating the Pinks today with Beverly at anything-goes-pink-saturday-november-7-2015l



THE CROCKER ART MUSEUM IS HOSTING
My fashion analysis class continues.  Our focus this week is color and how it is used as a design element.  
Christian Dior, Spring 1961
Jean Shrimpton
Vogue Brazil, August 2012

Pattern of the Day - a 1972 McCall's 3478 caftan.

Half off hospice thrifting garnered fabric remnants, a cute Hawaiian hula girl mug, a pair of black mid-length gloves and other miscellany.





Thrifted art and admitting defeat

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Relying on my go-to hospice thrift shop for fine art finds, I found this floral study for $3.50. 


My plan at first was to tape off and paint the border of white canvas.  After I popped the canvas off the frame, I decided it was easier to turn the frame around and add a mat. 

I am now stuck on what to do with the frame.  I may have to admit defeat and just have it framed professionally. 

December update - rather than admit defeat, let's call it a redirection. I already had the frame, so I distressed it with a hammer and a chain from Mr. VZ's garage. When I paint with acrylics, I like to just use my fingers to smear it on, in this case in four separate layers. 


The choice of a deep brown mat made the painting the frame pop! I also missed the artist's signature on my first post. I believe it is "Wald." Readers? 



Admitting defeat in your professional life is a hard pill to swallow. After two months in my new job, it is clear I cannot stay.  Recently, my boss presented me …