Sunday, September 07, 2008

What's New

I hope my friends haven't given up on me yet...

I'm in my last week of preparing for the 60th Annual Greenwich Art Fair, which is sponsored by the Rockford Art Museum. Since I stopped making my ruanas last year, I needed new inspiration for a cool garment. Here's what I came up with: Altered Denim Jackets. The one with the lace collar and cuffs was the first one I finished, and the slashed one is my favorite so far, with purple elements including novelty velvets, raw-edge applique and black oilstick on collar and cuffs. They each have lots of found objects, buttons and beads on them, and the backs are finished also.

I have two others finished, and the last one that's almost done is all about copper, of which I love. The interesting embellishment on that one is a deconstructed copper wind chime. I'll post a photo when "Copper Passion" is finished!

On the home front, we're still following the "almost vegan" lifestyle. I've lost 36 pounds, and now I'm only 12 pounds from NOT lying on my driver's license. For the first time in a long time, I can cross my legs, but now I know that it's not a good thing to do because of leg VEINS. Gee, just when hubby was loving the look of my crossed gams with painted toenails and my sexy wedge sandals.

It's good to be back. Hope YOU are doing well and participating in that artsy life. Leave me a comment, okay?


Carol Dean Sharpe said...

So glad to see you back, Julaine :D Can hardly wait for Copper Passion!

Weight loss is so gratifying, especially if it's sane(!) loss. I've lost 26 lbs since May and am starting to feel human again...have about 50 to go, however. Oh well. It took years to get up here; it will take some time to get back down. :)

Those veins can be fixed fairly easily nowadays, btw.

*hugs* Be and stay well!

Karoda said...

great to read an update from you! and especially with progress on losing the weight!

i have your pay it forward gift ready but i've lost your addy...please resend when you can.

LoieJ said...

I love decorated denim! I've had a hard time finding denim shirts and jackets that aren't alreay trimmed with embroidered birdhouese, etc. I've been getting denim shirts in the men's department at KMart.

Good work on the weight loss. I've been thinking of making more vegitarian meals. We already eat less meat than most people. I usually figure I have just so much thinking/creating energy each day and I haven't wanted to spend it on cooking recipies I'm not used to, so I've been a lazy cook. Lazy cook to me means meat+potatoes+vegetable+salad because I don't have to think even one minute to do that. New recipies take planning and maybe a trip to the store.