It's been said....

“There's more to clothing than just adornment.

It does more than merely change

how the world perceives us.

It changes how we perceive ourselves.”

― Jacqueline Carey, Naamah's Kiss

​"One should either be a work of art,

or wear a work of art"

― Oscar Wilde

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March 29, 2019

 From Prince(s) to Pontiffs

No color is more closely associated with royalty than the color purple.
Cleopatra had 20,00 snails soak for ten days just to obtain a mere one ounce of the imperial shade.
In 273AD,  Roman Emperor Aurelian refused his wife a purple dyed shawl...

March 22, 2019

 Showing the layering process of dying with natural indigo.
This image shows the saturation of a cloth from zero to ten dips.

Blue Gold

Indigo is considered to be "other worldly." It's the color of the fifth Chakra, the Third Eye, and associated with mysticism, intuition...

March 19, 2019

One doctor, after examining the gown of a fashionable London hostess, found 60 grams of the arsenic based dye per square yard... enough to kill 12 people!

Killer Green

Since I'm hosting an Intuitive Painting and Color workshop here in my home studio Sunday, March 24 with...

March 8, 2019

I honestly do not know if this dress is an original by Mariano Fortuny, but it's a splendid reproduction if it's not. I found it on a website advertising lamps.

Seeing Red

On Sunday, March 24, I'm hosting a Intuitive Painting and Color workshop here in my home studio wi...

March 1, 2019

What is believed to be a portrait of George Washington's Chef, Hercules.
"After a long day in president George Washington’s executive kitchen, chef Hercules hit the streets of Philadelphia with sartorial flair and a keen eye for late-18th century fashion. Atop his head...

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