I love watching the Oscars. I do not really care who wins what. I love the fashion! Oh, the Dior, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta and Marchesa and even Donna Karan.........the best and worst dressed is so fun to play. I tuned in a few minutes late on Sunday night. The first person I saw was Penelope Cruz. Is this girl gorgeous, or what? Wow, I saw her and decided immediately she was at the top of my list......(I hadn't seen anyone else). As the night progressed, I never changed my mind. Of course, Demi Moore and her awesome plastic surgery looked beautiful. I loved the ruffles on her gown. Cameron Diaz looked beautiful, styled by Rachel Zoe. (I need her to be back on tv.......NOW) After looking through all the websites today, my original best dressed still stands......Penelope Cruz. Can someone let her know??
I was very inspired by all this fashion and pulled out my Black Bird kit. What to make? I have been very inspired by this artist lately. I am so excited to say that I will be attending her Book Art Painting Party at the end of this month!!!! YIPPEE!! So, I pulled some energy from her, the Glitz Eye Candy flowers and Glitz paper and started creating! I will tell you this was so easy and fun to make! All I did was crinkle up the piece of paper, did a little folding here and there and covered it in Mod Podge. I took ALL of the flowers on the Eye Candy sheet and started sticking them all around the bottom. The leaves made the perfect sash at the waist.. I struggled and struggled with the words. I tried painting them in red. I covered that up....twice. I wanted this quote on there but didn't want it to overpower the painting. I decided to write it with an American Crafts Galaxy Marker in white all the way around the canvas. I like the way it turned out. It stands out a little more than I would like for it to. I'm taking it to my friend today. I hope she likes it!
The quote reads, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. -Coco Chanel