But, I appreciate folks who have the imagination and the fortitude to wear "OUTRAGEOUS" and do it well.
At *Art is You* I saw so many people who seem to be able to pull off really amazing outfits. Some were really wild and some... just looked great in an interesting and artful way.
This was Lorri-Marie Jenkins.
She is an artist and lives in Benicia, CA. She decided to have her hair done in dreadlocks a few years ago. When this wasn't enough, she started wrapping her dreads in bright wool fleece which, after many washings, have become one with her hair (felted). Amazing! I love it!
This was our master of ceremonies... Rice Freeman-Zachery
She is one of the most inspirational artist that I have listened to. She always makes me feel good about finding the "artist" inside.
OH, yes... tutu's. Which brings me to another dynamo... Carrie Clayden.
This is her with my sister.
Carrie owns Hip Chick Designs in Benicia, CA.
She was even selling tutus at the Trunk show and sale on Saturday night.
She taught the Pet Portrait workshop that my sister took. She always wears wonderful handmade outfits that have "ARTIST" written all over them.
Then we saw this amazing shirt... in the lobby one day.
This woman was one of the attendees that looked great in a very subdued and creative way. She said that her top was a creation of VonksArt on Itsy and a "adornment" artist named Vainca Bauman. Here's the link.
There was even a class at *Art is You* that was taught by Lorri Scott on re- purposing clothing and an impromptu fashion show of what people made in her class. I just couldn't take all the classes that I wanted to. This is one I missed. Maybe next year. I took a Nuno Felting class from her two years ago. She's a great teacher.
This woman, above, was more the style statement that I like. More subdued... but creative and eye catching.
I'm sure that I missed a lot of artist and creative outfits.... they were everywhere.
My point to all of this is that you don't have to hide your wild clothing... that beautiful scarf or crazy pair of shoes... in your closet.
Wear what makes you feel good. Sew it, paint it, decoupage it and glue things to it. Make it say something about you.
Dye your hair orange if you want to. Get that tattoo.
Life is short. Be brave and wear your adornments proudly.
Go ahead and draw with markers on an old pair of jeans.
So... what are you going to redo, this week?
What can you create that says something about yourself?
“Think left and think right
and think low and think high.
Oh, the things you can think up
if only you try” – Dr. Seuss