I haven’t done a refashion in quiet some time. A long time. I’m working on it, okay?
I’ve had a small pile of items sitting on my desk that I have intended on refashioning for a few months. I actually picked up this giraffe dress in the fall sometime… maybe even the late summer. When I first bought it, I didn’t have plans of refashioning it at all, but the more I looked at it, the less I liked the weird scribbly part at the bottom.
The fit was fine, and I was really into the giraffe print at the top, so I eventually decided to just be rid of the part of the pattern I wasn’t too keen on, and turned this dress into a top. This is a first for me. I am a huge dress fan, and normally would never choose to ruin a dress, but those scribbles…. I couldn’t deal with it.
I gave this dress a huge chop, and the new top a hem. Super simple.
Now there’s only the nice giraffe print left! Of course it’s mid winter and freezing cold here in Cincinnati… so this won’t be out for a few more months… unless I’m lucky.
Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite artists: Charley Harper!
Charley was from Cincinnati, OH (my favorite/hometown city. There’s a pretty great mural of one of his works in the downtown area.) and studied at The Art Academy of Cincinnati. He also later taught there. Charley’s style is often described as ‘minimal realism’ and is definitely featuring wild life. Birds mostly.
I discovered Charley Harper’s art at a 20th Century flea market a few weeks ago and absolutely fell in love! A lot of it may have had to do with the fact that one of his works involved a puffer fish… and I LOVE puffer fish. I plan on eventually having one for a pet. They’re great. I could go on about them forever… but I won’t make you suffer through that. You’re welcome.
So anyways, I bought this bowl. Its my new favorite bowl.
I also love these pieces!
Well that’s about it for today. You can see more from Charley here.