My latest painting is a splendid mix of bright yellow, iridescent blue, and white. There is a surge of excitement in this piece, and some mystery as well.
As of yet, this painting is unnamed, which may as well be since I feel like it will have a short time with me as its owner. The eclectic blends and pops of colour on this unnamed work make it ideal for digitizing– a run through on Photoshop would produce some interesting lines that are invisible to the naked eye.
I feel like there is a story being expressed here- the bright yellow is the base layer, excitement and uncontrolled raw delight. The Id. Over head, clouds of opaque blue close in, partially encompassing our view of the excitement. Protective. Finally, white snow splashes and swirls at parts encroach over it’s lesser layer. Reason and altruism.
A few blue explosions that look mysterious in their origins remind us to expand once in a while.
A recent apron design I came up with over the holiday break is the “Dorothy”.
The name is due to the blue gingham frills that border the all natural hemp bodice of the apron; and their likeness to the blue gingham that the character Dorothy wore in the Wizard of Oz (film adaptation starring Judy Garland).
What I like the most about this piece is that there is evidence of an emerging style in the LillyBoChic line. Admirers of my designs will notice that feminine bodice shapes will often have frills or colors suggesting softness. I think that it is very necessary to allow people who identify with femininity and cherish it, to have plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves within its examples.
Therefore: flirty aprons are a must!
That being said; I also think that femininity has a hard edge- something that tells the world that we (feminine types) are willing to get out hands dirty to get the job done. What is so dirty, you might ask? Well, I suppose that is left to the imagination of the wearer and the audience.
This was a freehand design from a while ago. Really original and totes hot look!
I really let my imagination run with this one, (No sketches, or pre-determination of how the apron would turn out). I dare anyone to find something exactly like this!
I started with the concept of a drawstring waisted apron that would feature a deep front pocket and incorporated frills. The best part about this design is that the waist is slotted into the bodice of the apron. This pretty much guarantees that the waist ties will never come detached–ever! The full execution of this design took me about 6 hours, and it is a lovely addition to the LillyBoChic collection.