I realized today that everything I own has paint on it. This is not an exaggeration! I spent 30 minutes today trying to find a skirt or dress that I own that doesn't have a splatter of some unplanned color on it. I finally settled with a dress that was just barely sprinkled with something light brown, ink I think. The thing is that when I get both the bug in my head to paint and the time without mommy duties, I spring at the moment, leap straight back into whatever project is waiting for me, and then BAM, I look down and realize that I am still in my Sunday church clothes or nice new skirt or something else that I definitely should not be painting in. I don't want to stop and loose momentum in my creative moment, and every time EVERY TIME, I convince myself that I wont mess this one up. "I will keep it clean, it will be fine," I convince myself and I proceed with my painting.
But now I have run out of un-painted clothes. They are all messy now. They all have at least a bit of a painting or creative project that I did. Do you know what gel medium looks like on black dress pants? No? I do. Strangely, other than the very few times that I want to show up somewhere and be seen stain-free, it doesn't really bother me to wear my messiness. I actually kind of like it. It's like my work uniform or my badge of honor, letting everyone know I AM AN ARTIST!! (or just really sloppy, but lets focus on the positive, shall we) :) Anyway, I am sharing all this to announce that this part of me just FREAKED over a clothing line that I ran across the other day during one of my blog travels (you know when you just keep clicking from link to link to link until you end up somewhere fabulous and you have no idea how. i love those moments).
I adore them, would sell my house furniture for them, wearing one of these has to feel incredible! Oh to have a skirt fairy bring me one of these gorgeous creations...
Grunge meets the circus meets a princess....complicated, chaotic, colorful, just like me... I love it. Thank you Gibbous for the inspiration and beautiful pictures. If I could just sell enough art, I would happily buy your entire line. To see more of their incredible fashions, visit the Gibbous website and blog @ http://gibbousfashions.com