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.
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.
MyRed Dragonfly Gala Dresspublished in, Belle Amoire, Summer 2012, Page 46. I had the pleasure of having my niece Peyton Carroll model the dress and it was a feature at the Tri City Fashion Show, 2013, Modeled by Sara. It has graced many events and won the Donated award 2013 from American Sewing Guild! Hand embellished and embroidered. It not only won 1st place at the San Diego fair, but also won the prestigious Donated Award, gifting me a membership for a year to the American Sewing Guild, which ehanced and changed my life. Before this award, I did not think I could sew, due to poor sewing skills confidence. Also included in the photo is my green Envy Dress and Asian Flower sun Dress.
I was interviewed for a story in Apron.ology by a contributing editor; Danielle Mohler. I noted that one of my favorite female artist was Lenore Fini, a surrealist artist, who painted in her glamorous clothing. Seeing those images of her gave me permission to dress myself in high fashion. Growing up in Florida, always on the beach, I was attracted to this satin fabric that reminded me of the swirling ocean where I would sail and swim.
Full Apron with sassy swing 3 tier skirt, embroidered butterflies for neck tie, pockets for your tea bags, pencils, pens, brushes or whatever else you want to carry as you serve to a gracious luncheon or high society event.