Did you ever feel like sculpting a gown, but marble and clay aren’t materials you work with?
I faced that exact conundrum when designing my fourth “Art Gown” which is inspired by Robyn from THROUGH THE HEALING LENS
Robyn’s Photos combined with her poetry are soothing, loving experiences.
When I asked her about color, she replied that she loved earth tones, and blue like the sky. I also thought of water, as many of Robyn’s pictures are from the beach.
I found a piece of stretch fabric that made me think of deep blue water.
To keep with a sculptural art theme, I stretched a two-piece sarong reminiscent of a 1940′s glamor cut over Judy.
I then began draping a piece of fabric I found in Affordable Textiles, a store on Queen West, pretty close to Qe.
When I saw it on the bolt, I blurted out that it looked like a sky with clouds. At that point the proprietor informed me that I was looking at the wrong side of the fabric.
Draping in the spirit of ancient Rome or Greece was a lot of fun.
Using the wrong side of the fabric, I split it lengthwise, divided one of the lengths into thirds then slashed up for about 2 feet.
I braided the thirds into a front strap, and did the same for the back.
As an amateur photographer, I rely on natural light. I wanted a sunny day to take the pics of Blue Venus, so the sky with clouds effect would be perfect. The sun peeked out only a few moments. I did my best, and over exposed when things got too, dark.
Well, that’s my Blue Venus. Thank you Robyn !
I think I’ll say good-bye in Black and White.