Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fashioning Art

 We took these pictures close to the University of Toronto and you can read why below...


 Back in December, I was waiting for someone in a coffee shop. While sitting there, I couldn't help but overhear a conversation between two university students. The young woman mentioned that she was studying to be a painter. Listening to her describe her joy, and what she was learning, it took me back to a part of my past that I haven't thought about it in a very long time: 


 When I was a little girl, and right up into my mid-teens, I wanted to be an artist, a painter specifically. I spent all my free time, after school, summer breaks, vacations, and Christmas holidays sketching, drawing, and painting. Looking at movies and magazines for inspiration and always taking my work to my mother - a talented artist herself - for her approval. 


 But then, taking art classes in high school started becoming a chore. I hated that everything had to be broken down and dissected. Why couldn't I just make beautiful things? Why wasn't that good enough? I ended up studying politics and international development in university, but I continued to take art theory and history on the side. And all these years later, listening to the young woman talk about what her art meant to her, it made me realize that part of the reason I do this blog, maybe a large part, is because it's a sort of painting. I paint myself everyday, different colours, applications, moods, light, always a reflection of the environment and the inspiration all around. And the blog allows me to display art. I don't claim to be a Picasso or a Coco Chanel but I try to pay homage to them and all the great artists here.


Outfit Details:

Banana Republic Dress: Gift from Chris who was also today's photographer
Jacob Waterfall Sweater: Gift from my cousin Sabrina
Madewell Earrings: Gift from my cousins Sana and David from The One of Kind Show
Suzy Shier Bracelet
H&M Tights
Payless Boots

Thanks for dropping by!

7 comments:

  1. I think thats exactly we all blog ... we are exploring our artistic instincts ... Love the print on the dress!!!

    P.S. Following on Bloglovin' now ;) Thanks!

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  2. Art and fashion is such a great mix. I love this outfit on you, the different textures and colors are great and I love the shots near the purple door. I have a think for colorful doors ;)

    hope you had a great weekend my dear!

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  3. love the camera angles, too! ;)

    lisa.
    lisawearsclothes.blogspot.com

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  4. I used to want to be an artist too - specifically a comic book artist. Then things started to get a little to technical (perspective - bah!) for me and I lost all the fun in it. I did oil painting and sketching in college but honestly I haven't drawn in years. I kind of miss it nowadays.

    I never thought of composing a blog outfit or post as a kind of work of art before - great "perspective" on it! ;o)

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  5. Marvelous. Really endearing.

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  6. Another good outfit! I like the sweater, very different.

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