Sunday, January 31, 2010

The French Lady

This past fall while doing a show in Chicago we saw one of our fellow dealers sell a dress form that they had stripped of it's fabric and had mod podged. So I made up my mind that the next dress form I came across I would get such a project a try. In addition, I had found a blog site this Fall that had 1000's of free vintage clip art called "The Graphics Fairy". I was interested in doing a project that would let me down load some of this wonderful art work.

A couple of weekends ago we were visiting CJ's sister in southern Michigan. Her sister has a wonderful old house that dates to the 1860's and that has had a dance studio added to the back of the house. In some of the closets are old dance school dresses and costumes. Hiding behind a dress in one closet was a dress form. After a brief conversation I became the owner of the dress form.

When I got home I checked out the site of free clip art and decided to modge podge my dress form with vintage french art work, labels, letters, etc. It took me two nights of work to complete my project but this past week I put my French lady in the mall at Bluedoor. I usually spend my time work in my shop with wood and finishing furniture and other projects. This proved to be a wonderful creative change. It was like doing a jig saw puzzle. Great fun!

2 comments:

Jennifer Paganelli said...

love your blog..love your sensibility

VanDaff's Interior Design & Antiques said...

Jennifer,
I am so excited an honored to have a comment from you!!! Thank you so much, that made my day :> You inspire ME everyday!
a BIG fan, CJ