Posts Tagged ‘umbrella’

I learned yesterday that as part of my participation showing my altered purses in Trashion Fashion at ARTpool Gallery in July I need to style and accessorize seven models for the runway. YIKES! My experience in runway fashion happens on Lifetime Thursday evenings glued to to the tube. Anyway, the glove has been thrown down. The idea of this fashion show is that the featured items are 50% trash or thrift type finds. I love the flower look of the bottom of this soda bottle (it is a small bottle, not the honking soda size). I am also considering drink umbrellas, altered child sized umbrellas and medalions made from yo yo’s with vintage pin centers, some vintage embroidery or crochet,using repurposed chain necklaces etc. I need headgear, necklace, bracelet (obviously the purses I entered in the show originally are the star accessory) and something for the models to carry. That’s where I thought of umbrellas as delightful parasols. Any ideas out there how to make great fashion items ON THE CHEAP and out of junk? Or the most inexpensive place to find kid’s umbrellas?

Another fantastic photo shoot image from the gifted Marina William’s surreal and beautiful January shop window at ARTpool Gallery in St. Pete. When I took this picture there was serious glare but I was able to reduce it in Elements 10 by adjusting levels and contrast. This is a gorgeous mannaquin to begin with, but the wings and the umbrella push her over the edge. I love the white tissue pom pom with the spotlight half hidden…creates the look of night turning to morning. One of my favorites from last Saturday’s shoot at ARTpool Gallery, which is having a show Saturday night feature moi and the DH, Bob with his nature photography.

Another ARTpool Gallery shop window shot from Saturday. Normally I convert all my photos to black and white, with the exception of shots like this where the color becomes a statement. For some reason I am inordinately fond of umbrellas right now. I’ve bought some umbrella rubber stamps and always notice pictures that have umbrellas in them. The pink in this one is perfect, especially with the black and white polka dots which are a perennial favorite. Let your smile be your umbrella is a pretty good idea…I’ve heard worse. Have a happy one.