Hello, and welcome to Style Imitating Art’s “Reveal Monday”. Today is the day that the hosts, unveil our interpretations of the chosen artwork.
What Is Style Imitating Art?
Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge, and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art-inspired outfits. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.
This Week’s Presenter
That would be me. Last Monday, I first presented “The Mystery of Water” by Christi Belcourt. Being “Earth Month”, I thought for a while about what type of image and artist I wanted. I chose Canadian Christi Belcourt a Métis visual artist. The majority of her work explores and celebrates the beauty of the natural world. Belcourt has created large, mural-sized acrylic paintings that resemble the beadwork of her ancestors and community, She accomplishes this by using her brush (or a needle-like tool) to make tiny dots that resemble traditional beadwork.
In this painting, the standout color is blue. The fish bodies do have what seems to be black and the fish have yellow streaming off them. There is also a bit of red found in the round objects floating with the current. I decided to go with those colors, if possible.
I started out with a dramatic black top that I made four years ago. It was one of those “pattern hacking” things and I wrote about it HERE. I don’t wear it for every day but it’s great for art opening types of things. Black leggings have always been the accompanying garment with it. But, I’ve been thinking about adding a skinny rib knit maxi skirt with it. They are actually called skirt leggings.
The next step was find the right accessories that had blue, which is represented by two shades; primary blue and turquoise. First up, is a gauze scarf of unknow orgins. I really don’t remember but possibly could have gotten it about four years ago when I was thrifting quite a bit. Black and red is also represented in it’s pattern.
Other blues are picked up in the clutch, back of my shoes, ring and cuff. The cuff was thrifted and the ring is from Cheryl Eve Acosta’s Mer de Verre collection. The clutch is a Rebecca Minkoff Leo. I know I’ve said this before but she doesn’t have to many left on her site. The best selection in going to be on eBay. There are some showing up without the zipper hardware and I think these might be fakes because the zips were what made the Leo the Leo in my opinion.
Fish have scales so I also felt comfortable using a little reptile textures in my look, including the bright yellow on my clutch and the turquoise/black pattern on the back of my flats.
I’m wearing earrings this round also. That’s a rare event for me because I rarely bother putting them on. With my usually hair style they are covered up and earrings are a hassle when wearing masks. But these dangles (got at some blogger event years ago) were blue and with this hair style can actually be seened. Not really noticible in my photos, here they are as plant ornaments!
So that finishes it up for me. Don’t forget to check out Shelbee and Salazar to see what they interpreted my pick. And now that things are opening up, I imagine I will do so more.
As I Said, Gallery Wear
I have worn my top quite often and have gone so many different ways with the accessories so it’s been on Instragram quite a bit.
It’s Now It’s Your Turn
I hope you find something in this work that inspired you and didn’t mind the small journey into the knitting universe. Send me what you come up with at email@example.com along with a small blurb on how the work influenced your choices by tomorrow.
I will do a roundup this Wednesday featuring all your designs. I hope that “The Mystery of Water” has inspired you to put together something.
Take care everyone and stay creative!
And I would especially like to thank this young man. Michael, my husband had a full knee replacement last week. Not knowing how I was going to take photos, I had an old photo of something from years ago from the blog to use. To the rescue came our youngest grandson. Harrison, who graduated from high school a semester early and was able to stay with and help around the house and farm. He also got the job of taking grandma’s photos for the blog. Of course, I’m prejudiced, but I think he did a great job.
OK, that’s really it. See you Wednesday with the “Review.”