The Review-The Mystery of Water by Christi Belcourt

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art review featuring all the wonderful interpretations that were sent to me this week.

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 is that Wednesday for me!

This Week’s Inspirational Work

The Mystery of Water by Christi Belcourt

For this round, I tried to combine two themes; women in the arts and Earth Month. Being an environmental artist, all of Christi Belcourt’s work would have easily fit into this round. As I mentioned in my two earlier posts, Christi Belcourt is 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. Her paintings are filled with floral designs that include insects, birds, and other animals, spread out across the canvas. These are not just floral patterns or illustrations but works with meaning.

Let’s Get to the Review!

I list these in the order that I received them.

Reni of Reni’s Odd’s and Sods

Reni says that she struggled a bit with this one, but then remembered an older look. She went for the colours and the dots of the art work. Those are actually flowers on her dress but from a distance, they look like dots, don’t they? I love the slight Boho look being contrasted with her cool modern reflective sunglasses-a cool vibe all around.

Michelle of My Bijou Life

When Michelle saw my art choice, this dress immediately came to mind. She says, “The tie-dye has always looked like water to me. And if looked at with a bit of imagination, the designs can resemble schools of fish, I think”.  This is a fabulous tie-dye and Michelle is right, it does look like water.

Suzy of The Grey Brunette

Can I say how much I love this cool modern take on the work? The simple blue and white style is perfect. I love the jean jacket against the pants fabric which seems to have a sheen to me.

Bu_Terka of Instagram

Bu_Terka has some yearly goals which mainly are, a no-buy year, a new outfit on Instagram every day, using one item thrifted, and having no repeats. She always finds fresh inspirations for SIA. This round the picked up the water with her thrifted Kimono and went with the small amounts of red in the painting with the shoes and necklace.

Sally of Within a World of My Own in St. Paul

Sally knew her aqua fish scarf would be the centerpiece of her outfit. She kept the rest of the look simple but subtly print mixed to represent the lines/waves and dots of the artwork. Fish is such a perfect answer for this work. Great job Sally!

And last but not least, we have Mike of Postcards Purpose

Mike has chosen just the right blue shirt for his interpretation. Like me, he also used black in his base outfit (his pants) and included some white. It’s always good to see Mike. He’s our one and only guy who participates.

The Co-Hosts

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar went with the water theme in her dress, which is printed with a river scene, and added a fish brooch to her blazer. She definitely nailed her interpretation of this painting. I love the print of her dress!

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee has a multi-layered design using blues, blacks, and white. Please notice her fish earrings that were made by her son Archie.

And Finally Me

I also took the blue and black approach using accessories for the color that I wanted.

This wraps up this Review for this round of Style Imitating Art. Thank you everyone for your wonderful interpretation of my second curation for this year.

That’s it. Take care, everyone, and see you next week when Shelbee presents her first artwork.

Stay creative (with this group, that’s an easy one)!

13 thoughts on “The Review-The Mystery of Water by Christi Belcourt

    1. I think so too. And I love how all the blues look so great together in the collage. There really did seem to be a common theme in all of these and that made a nice collage.


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