Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Bear Alert!

 I was just finishing breakfast, getting ready to walk the dogs when I saw this at the back gate!

He posed for a couple of nice photos but when he heard the camera clicking, he began to get nervous. I yelled at him to take himself off and he complied. Now, I have to go walk the dogs.....!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Absolutely jinxed

At the art reception last week, three young women played chamber music during the event. I photographed them and made a painting. I have been trying to make a print of the painting but holy c%*%*p! I cannot get the darn thing to print and look like the painting. Frustrated!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bling bling

I saw this little East Indian outfit at the thrift store.
And this is how I styled it. It has been to an art reception and a chamber music concert. Lots of sparkle for a small investment.

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I want to thank all you older fashion bloggers out there for showing me great new ways to dress. I love seeing REAL people and not just some skinny, grey-haired, ex-model... like I could relate to that!! I wish the fashion industry would get a freaking clue.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Needing an opinion

Mission to Berlin

I recently attended a gala art reception. There were awards involved. One of the participants had a super realistic style with no visible brush marks. The judging committee questioned her in front of people at the gala. Eventually, the committee awarded her a prize. Negative comments  were overheard regarding the integrity of her work. The artist was upset by the question to her integrity and the effect it would have on her reputation. She has requested a public apology.

How would you feel if such an incident happened to you? What would you do about it? I really would appreciate your comments on this matter. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


In our travels, Bruce and I stopped at Walachin,  B.C. a village that was settled by "Remittance" men and their families at the turn of the 20th century.

"Walhachin was no ordinary pioneer community, but boasted luxurious amenities that were nearly unheard of in other towns of the era. The Walhachin Hotel had an elegantly appointed dining room, three rotundas and offered quality accommodations. It also had a strictly enforced dress code. Many of the townspeople lived in fine stone homes with high ceilings and large fireplaces and had servants, maids and valets. In town, there was a Chinese laundry, a polo field, a swimming pool, a skating rink[disambiguation needed] and tennis courts." Wikipedia

I was impressed with some of the clothes in the collection. Look at the detail on this camisole/corset cover.
The little bolero was actually a form of deodorant and stain protection. I must research and see if I can find what they put in the little pockets.

A beautiful 1960's dress. I saw dresses very similar at Morgan's wedding!
This looks like an old hat but it is actually a modern hat that has had the width extended (with corrugated cardboard from what I could see), draped and decorated. Must try this!

I had a wonderful visit at this museum. The lady in charge of the museum that day was very informative and passionate about the history of Walachin.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

What to wear to a country wedding

A beautiful white dress and a turquoise necklace set from Little India.

The maid of honor in an eyelet dress and tall wedgies.

Mother of the bride in a butterfly inspired dress and a fascinator. It was a little after the wedding. Bruce had changed out of his hot wedding duds.
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Friday, August 10, 2012

A few more wedding photos

Morgan and Obie
Haley, Morgan and me
Maid of honor Haley and Klawdee
The reception hall