Saturday, 14 July 2012

Turnip head - in the desert and power surging

Time for the turnip head in a couple of sketches of what I've worn recently.


Above is how I felt in my thrifted bright floral pants, which I wore on June 18, photo below, and posted as  "Floral pants to summon summer." I used the title of the sketch as the title of the post.


In the next outfit of June 15 I was feeling oh-so-mellow and calm but I didn't take a photo that day. I was able to shut out the slamming of the city and clatter of the coffee shop and slip into this vast zone of warmth and tranquillity.


I wore the same dress on February 8, photo below, the post called "When you're smiling..." Hm, the same outfit for June and February? All I can say is it was still very chilly here. At least in June I didn't wear a T-shirt under the dress. Also, I am wearing dark brown tights with brown knit over-the-knee socks layered on top, and animal-print shoes instead of my red Dorothy shoes. No beret either in the June version.


(That painting in the background sold at my show. Here it's still in its infancy.)

I hope you have a good weekend, everyone! Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I appreciate them so much! 

20 comments:

  1. I love your sketches, and I love your ensembles. :D And I love that painting; congratulations!!!

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  2. It that a sweater vest? Love the way you mix it up

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  3. Congratulations on your sale! You look smashing dancing there in front of it. You must have known is was going to sell.
    I love that carnival top above. I say that because I'm too lazy to look up Cirgue du Soilel spelling. ;) There, I tried it anyway. When I first saw you post in it way back I searched high and low for something similar and even went on the company's web-site. Ho hum, no luck. Would be fun to paint clothes like that though, wouldn't it?

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  4. That first outfit is indeed electrifying! That illustration made me smile.

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  5. Your drawings are just wonderful! I love the cats in them.

    I covet your floral pants.

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  6. Delightful drawings (as always!) Especially love the electric cat, showing its skeleton! Congratualtions too on your sale of the painting. It looks like something I would love to have on my walls. Your artwork is so joyous-- it speaks to me.

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  7. I love your cartoon you and animal friends. :)

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  8. Always a joy to see your drawings, love the creature pals who accompany you!
    The floral trousers outfit was a particular favourite, I'm not surprised the cat was electrified by how fabulous you were! The pale pink dress is pretty, I wish I could find a way to wear pastel colours without looking washed out... Something to work on, perhaps! xxx

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  9. I love your drawings and your electrified cat companion! Like Curtise, those floral pants are a particular favourite, you look so cool and long-legged in them! x

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  10. Your drawing posts are among my faves; you're inspiring me to pick up my pens and pastels.

    You are likely who I was thinking of when I took my Epic Fail Floral Pants to the tailor on Friday to be turned into skinny jeans :)

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  11. You are so brilliant Melanie, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I love the sketches so much.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. cute drawings!!
    The looks are nice too!

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  13. Ooh I love your amazing illustrations - they are like perfect colourful little dreams. Whimsical but never twee... they tell such beautiful stories. I love stories.

    I would like to see your 'then' and 'now' outfits side by side. Because I'm quite interested. And anally retentive.

    Sarah xxx

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  14. I always look forward to the next "turnip head" drawing, and what outfit she'll be wearing. I'm sorry it's been a chilly summer for you out there - we've been sweating away over here, Congrats on selling the painting--that's wonderful!

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  15. Yowza to the floral pants--but it's the vest in that look I'm admiring. I'd love to read a post about your painting process.

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  16. She looks lovely lounging. Great dress. Great painting. Great day in the morning! ( I've always wondered where that exclamation came from.)

    Enjoy your week.

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  17. Your sketches are always a delight! Sorry to hear that it continues to be chilly in your part of the world, but you have summoned summer, so I am sure that it will arrive.

    You're art is colorful and magnetic, like you!

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  18. These drawing and pictures of you are so clever and colorful I love them. The first outfit those floral pants are just yum!

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  19. jajaja I so in love of your sketch... the cat in the first one is sooooo funny...

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  20. Hurray for the sold painting, that dress, those black stockings and red shoes! Love Private Lounge in the Desert... I would so wear that outfit and sit on a couch like that in the Sahara. Cold weather is great and allows for layers that could never be worn in humidity. I am envious of your chilly environment. :-)

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