Coming to America!!

COMING TO AMERICA!

Found this painting in a thrift store.  Minimal alteration to change meaning of image.  I added Ms. America Crown, gave her a rifle in lieu of flowers, draped American Flag and put a red dot on her forehead.  Indicating various meanings:  sniper shot/bullseye, target the immigrants,  India married female women, third eye knowing chakra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Girl in a Bathing Suit Cap

 

 

I found this thrift store painting of a vase full of flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before (original photo)
After

Flocking with my Flamingo

 

Mixed Media Painting:  Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Graphite, Gold Leaf, Handmade paper, charcoal, 36Lx24W 

Sale:  $500.00

Inspired by growing up in Tampa, Florida, visiting Bush Gardens.  As a child my dad would often take me to the beer garden where the pink flamingos roamed freely.  I would be playing and chasing these beautiful birds as my dad smiled and drank his bush and Pabst blue ribbon beer. Had no idea at the time that you were not to be flocking with the birds as there were no fences in the 70’s.

Trish and her Artistic Aprons

 

 

          Trish began sewing at a very young age in the sun parlor of her grandmother and her lady friends in Tampa, Florida.  Her grandmother operated a local boarding home on the corner of the Famous Bayshore Blvd,  that even had  a wishing well and a flower garden.  The women would discuss local news, politics, religion, books, education, community interests while embroidering, sewing, knitting, tatting, making baskets, painting both acrylic and watercolors, while someone was always playing the piano and break into song.  Everyone wore the most beautiful aprons to cover their day dresses, as a southern woman, was always in decor in case guest stopped by.   Thus the beginning of her creative clothing.

Trish had won numerous and prestigious sewing awards for her creations:  American Sewing Guild, San Diego Fair, Cover of Apron.olgy Magazine 2013, Stampington & Company, featured in 4 Apronology magazines, Home Magazine all for her aprons.  Her Couture Clothing  & Jewelry has been displayed and featured in fashion shows, Published in Altered Couture,  Belle Amoire, , Belle Amoire Jewelry and Sew Sommerset.

All of Trish’s aprons are one of a kind, individually and hand designed and sewn.

Teal Gardens – Won Donated Award American Sewing Guild 2016! 1st Place Sewing Award San Diego Fair 2016!

 

I made this  artistic apron using blue stretch cotton fabric, assortment of vintage and modern lace, vintagedoilies for pockets, intricatly designed bias tape, embellished with ribbons and findings to create this stunning apron.   I love mixing fabrics to combine an unusual finish. Full bib, 3 swing skirt makes this Teal Gardens apron a romantic must!

Won Donated Award American Sewing Guild 2016!      1st Place Sewing Award San Diego Fair 2016!!   Available on Etsy!!!

Mother of All Aprons – Featured in Apron.olgy 2014, San Diego Fair 3rd Place 2014

I found this expensive eyelet material at a local sewing store and knew I had to have it.  I realized after I made this apron, it reminded me of my Southern Roots and how sometimes when creating and hosting an event, I could look oh so beautiful and southern in this apron.  Skirt is lined with white lace material (same as bib), Embellished with lace, ribbon, buttons to give it a retro feel.

Both my SWEET DAISY DOTS AND THE MOTHER OF ALL APRONS, are used in various advertisements for Stampington Press Magazines.

Featured in Apron.ology 2014, Page 120-123, and won 3rd Place at San Diego Fair 2014.  Both My Sweet Daisy Dots and Mother Apron are used to advertise Apronology magazine in various Stampington Magazines.  Available on Etsy!!!

Ms. Dior’s Retro House Apron -featured in Apron.ology 2014, 3rd Place sewing San Diego Fair 2014

 

 

I created this  reversible house dress in memories of my grandmothers who taught me how to sew.  They often donned these beautiful house dresses to cover their day dresses, just in case company would  just stop by to visit,  they would appear graciously beautiful and coiffed.  I used an old vintage retro pattern combine the pink embellished material with a black/pink material, making it reversible in case you spilled something on the front.  Fabric and lace was found in vintage material warehouse in San Fransico in the bedding department.  Of course, I had other ideas!

Ms. Dior’s Retro House Apron was featured in Apron.ology 2014, 3rd Place sewing San Diego Fair!

Available on Etsy!!!