April 16, 2012

Inspiration...

Where does your inspiration come from?  I'm asked that question all of the time.  The only answer I have is that I keep my eyes and ears open.  When I get an idea, I jot it down.  I have notes, scribbles, drawings scattered around my studio.

I have a wonderful dress form that I make outfits for.  Usually, I make her a bustier and some outrageous "skirt".  It will be prom time soon.  It seemed appropriate to make her a prom dress complete with a full skirt (16 yards of tulle!) and a little tiara.  The inspiration for this ensemble, believe it or not, was the crystal dragon fly fan pull which is used here as a necklace.  The bodice is silk organza, the comics; stamped with large rubber stamp.  A little metal bug was painted with metal silver paint and adorns the tiara made from leftover bodice scraps.




Texture "123" courtesy of Kim Klassen.

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29 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Pretty outfit and necklace.

Sonya M. Jones said...

I ♥ the necklace because it represents my signature ~ The Bee! LOL I love the rest of the outfit as well. I hear about where does inspiration come from. It comes to me in the weirdest place and at the strangest times. Gotta ♥ spontaneity.

Kia said...

Very nice texture work, Pat! Love that cute dragonfly necklace. :)

Ruth said...

These are great! I know what you mean about ideas, always handy to keep a pen and pad handy I find :)

Just Jen said...

Really nice processing!
Excellent dress. I'm sure there are many girls who would love to wear it as their prom dress.

I'm going to ask you a different question ... what do you do when the inspiration DOESN'T come? where do you look for it? how do you handle an inevitable dry spell?

...okay so I'm gonna ask 3 questions! lol

Linda R said...

WOW!! I just love that dress.. Your editing on looks amazing..

Becs said...

Lovely texture work and I just adore that tulle skirt, beautiful.

Deborah said...

Magnificent!

Susan said...

WOW!! What a great idea. Your work is amazing.

johanna said...

fabulous!! and you buick below is just fun!!

SueAnn Lommler said...

So unique and fantastic!! Love your mannequin.
Hugs
SueAnn

A Box of Chocolates said...

wow i love that you have this life size doll to dress and what a great time you must have the textures is wonderful too fantastic

Dee said...

What a great design as well as photograph. I love that you repurposed the comics. I'd wear that dress.

Sharon said...

The color and texture of the dress is stunning! Beautiful!

geetlee said...

love the colors!

Karen said...

A really pretty outfit and a lovely necklace, I adore the colours :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Miriam said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

#84

CraftygasheadZo said...

Superb! I love that skirt, the colours are fab. I'm the same, people who don't craft want to know how I'm inspired and I say look around! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop. Zo xx 17

Redanne said...

The dress is amazing and loving that dragonfly necklace - fab. Regards, Anne #30

SophieNewton said...

Amazing, I love the dragonflies
Sophie x
No.57

Marilyn said...

Pat, your creative talent never ceases to amaze me. She should be going to the prom!!!

Hazel said...

Totally gorgeous - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Hazel said...

Totally gorgeous - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a beautiful spring outfit. It is fun and funky! I love the dragonfly touches and the bug on the tiara. Great times!

Lisa said...

love the rich colour of the tulle and the fabric of the bustier too lovely dragonfly also
Thanks for sharing

Lisa #112
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

This is a stunner. I have to ask...what becomes of these? Do you sell them?

Queen Of Toys said...

Oh my goodness that dress is beautiful and the necklace too. Your are so tallented.

Eliza #103

Lisa-Jane said...

That's beautiful! Getting around everyone eventually. Happy WOYWW #45

Queen Of Toys said...

Just thought I would pop back and tell you what you missed on my desk. I received my WOYWW button from Julia it is front and centre on my desk and yes I am excited.

Eliza #103