|Oh, you know. Just another day of wranglin' those wild and wacky children in the art room.|
(So you too can annoy your friends by speaking in cowboy slang, visit here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~poindexterfamily/OldWestSlang.html )
|Turn Him Loose, Bill by Frederic Remington, late 1800s|
|My Sweethearts of the Rodeo.|
So I began sketching out the scene replacing the gents with the ladies. Once I'd settled on a design I was happy with, I traced my drawing with sharpie. Using my light table, I redrew my design in pencil onto the dress. A big embroidery no-no. I think you are supposed to pin a tissue paper drawing to the fabric, embroider through that and then, once finished, remove tissue paper with tweezers. All that sounds entirely too pro for this cowgirl.
|My spin on Remington's painting which I've titled Turn Him Loose, Jill.|
|Okay, this gal has a bit of a nose on her, doncha think? She's my Barbara Steisand Cowgirl.|
|I've decided I need three items added to my wardrobe: spurs, a pair of cowboy boots (these Frye one's I snagged off ebay are too big), a vintage cowgirl dress. With fringe, of course.|
|Best compliment of the day: "You look like a Cowgirl Art Teacher!" Sounds good to me!|
Well, little doggies, I'm about played out. Guess it's time for me to skedaddle or I'll be paying through the nose tomorrow! See ya's at the ranch.