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Dress Up – August

It looks like I am a bit late to the party. Alice and Camilla have been hosting a “Dress Up” party each month during 2010 where participants post their artsy dress creation for that month. I only just found out about it because I am slowly dipping my toe into this blog world and recently expanded my blog reading horizons beyond mainly DIY Decorating blogs and I’ve been exploring the world of Altered Art & Artists blogs.

I’ve been interested in altered art for many years but for the past several years, I rarely broke out my art supplies and created.  Earlier this year, I decided to do a series of collages/paintings – one for each chakra/energy center of the body. I have done two more of the chakra mandala paintings that I have not had a chance to post about yet. I loved being able to experiment with different techniques for each of the paintings. Doing these paintings regularly has really inspired me. In fact, this past month, I finally began the process of converting our home office into my art studio. Sorry, I got a bit long winded. My point is, I’ve been interested in altered art for a LONG time and I am just now getting into it. I look forward to participating in various altered art themes along with other blogging altered artists. Here is my submission for August:

Aug Dress




When I think of August I think of hot & steamy days and nights. I also think of the colors red and orange. I used these colors along with some origami paper to make this dress. I cut a toothpick in half and painted both ends to look like hair sticks. See some other submissions for August at Alice and Camilla.