Sunday, September 23, 2012

What the Art Teacher Wore #35

Dental Work Monday: Please pardon my Mona Lisa smile. This photo was snapped after a return from a cavity-fillin' at the dentist. I couldn't get the right side of my mouth to smile...or function at all which lead to a difficult dining experience. dress: a DIY, look here; wedge rain boots (seen all over NYC here): Hunter, scooped up from ebay; belt: taken from a black coat after I lost my fave Anthro bow belt.
Happy End-O-the-Week to ya, kids. Not sure what the weather is doing where you are, but here, it couldn't be more perfect. We've got the windows open and are loving the fresh air without the onslaught of uninvited insects. I even busted out a pair of tights (albeit the fishnet variety) and a coupla sweaters this week. Fall, you are welcome to stay as long as you like.

Along with some outfits I thought I'd bring to you one of my favorite textile designers, Alexander Girard. Mostly known for his design work for Herman Miller (gah!), Girards prints could be found on Eames furniture during the 1950's and 60's. I love his bold, simple and almost childlike style. Hope you do too.

Until we chat again, enjoy your upcoming week!
Aw, such a cutie. With that tie and v-neck sweater, Alexander Girard almost has a Mr. Rodgers look about him, don't you think? Minus the cigarette of course. But hey, he's an American that grew up in Italy, va tutto bene (it's all good). Images via pinterest.
As you look at the work by Girard, you'll see that he was greatly influenced by folk art. Alexander and his wife Susan were wild and crazy about all thinks folk art. Over the course of their marriage, the two acquired so many artifacts that there is now a Girard Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art in Sante Fe, New Mexico. I wanna go! Anyone care to go field trippin' with me?
Passport Stamp Dress Tuesday: So I found this passport stamp dress at the etsy shop CoralVintage and I just had to have it. The little stamps tie in so well with out travel theme this year. And notice my perfectly matched hair flower? Our sweet bookkeeper at my school made a bunch for our staff. Pretty awesome, right? dress: CoralVintage; belt and necklace: thrifted; shoes: Um, Softt?
Okay, this totally reminds me of Mary Blair, don't you think? Not familiar with her work? You can read more about her (and my undying love for her work) here.
Oh, Wednesday: Just another day of craziness trying to get what felt like 4 million works of art hung or displayed for the following evenings Open House. dress: beautiful Bernie Dexter Eiffel Tower dress; shoes: BC Shoes
This big and bold images look like something I want to recreate and hang in our house. It's funny how graphic these hand screened images are. Today they'd be created in minutes on a computer. What fun is that?
Bonjour, Thursday!: Open House evening at my school. Seeing how my art room is completely French Fried, I thought I'd dress the part. dress and mini beret: made by me; sweater: old, Target; shoes: Indigo
I love these sweet, almost paper-cut-out looking flowers. Reminds me of Henri Matisse.
I Can't Explain This Picture Other Than It's FRIDAY!: The kids were fascinated by my tights and shoes being the exact same color. Happy accident, I swear. dress and belt: made by me; fishnets: Marshall's long ago; shoes: Dolls by Nina
Okay, I'm just gonna say it. How do you know a man designed this print? Because he gave the woman nips. Sigh. Love it, nips and all.


  1. so curious about the drum set in your art room?!

    1. Hi! It was donated to me from a local drum shop here in Nashville (Fork's Drum Closet). My hubs used to be a drummer so he's got a connection. I only know how to play what's called a fill...At the beginning of the school year, all of the kids rotate and play the fill on their art day. From then on out, it's the "clean up" drums...meaning I'll pick a deserving student to go over and play the fill, one kid will play the gong (yes, I have one of those anniversary prez from the hubs) and then we start the clean up song I have on CD. Craziness. Pure craziness. Thanks for reading!

  2. Love this post, found you on Flickr. Your kids must love you turning up in such bright attire every day...very cool and tres chic :o) xx


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