Friday, July 22, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding

I have a best friend.  She doesn't tell me the things I want to hear.  She says the things I need to hear.  She pushes me to expand my artistic horizons and causes me to become a better artist.  I love her dearly.

Recently, she and her husband celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows.  As a well seasoned, southern, perpetual bridesmaid, I always do what the bride asks of me.  Anything I can do to make it a perfect day for the bride!

She asked me to make table centerpieces.  Oh boy!  She wanted dress forms.  The design meetings revealed many details to be incorporated.  She provided me with paper mache dress forms, a yard of vintage pink satin, glass candle holders and feathers.


Here is how my love for her manifested itself:

Black Velvet Rhinestone Dress Form



My Favorite!  Marie Antoinette White Lace Dress Form


Pink My Fair Lady Dress Form


Pink Satin and Pearls Dress Form


Pink Satin and Silver Glitter Dress Form


80's Style White Lace with Black Velvet Ribbon Dress Form


Another 80's Style White Lace with Pink Ribbon Dress Form





I needed to make one more, especially for her table.  I was suffering from artists block and thinking how am I going to make her special dress form truly spectacular and use the large dress form she gave me.  We called her "Big Bertha."  Well.....ask and you shall receive!  Along comes another artist friend who encouraged me:


Big Bertha No More!  Now, she's Teresita!  A Wonderful Pink Dress Form with a Pink Sparkly Crown!


Large Pink Dress Form - Teresita


Large Pink Dress Form -Teresita


Both friends decided that I should list my dress forms on ETSY!  And so I did......

3 comments:

Neat Old Stuff said...

xoxo cp

Sherry Smyth said...

A best friend tells it like it is...and can ask us for anything, knowing we will deliver. And you did. Beautifully!! These are glam to the max!!

Auntie Bliss said...

okay, now i can leave a comment ;)
These are just wonderful!!! So original!