Although I haven't yet completed my June Dress-up Challenge, July's solution came to me in spark of inspiration and just had to be completed first. I didn't do any research for this project, relying on Angela's sample images and description, as well as my memory of early American works being flat, two dimensional, figurative and stilted. These adjectives may sound derogatory, but I assure you, they are merely descriptive.
Here are a few example pictures I googled AFTER finishing the project.
This spring, being the pack-rat opportunist that I am, when departing the annual Lawrence Book Fair, with my arms full of maps, I spotted a table full of little US Constitution pamphlets. They were free. Need I say more? You know I took home a handful, not sure what they would become, but quite confident they would come in handy! So, the outside of the pamphlet had a reproduction of the original text in tiny blue script.. so beautiful:
Thank you Dennis Moore, who ever you are, and best wishes to you too!
Here's my submission for Sew Locquacious' July Dress-up Challenge
This picture is a close-up of the background, made from torn up black art paper given to me by my lovely friend Anne.
She's looking a little French, but back then, Revolution was all the Rave!
Here you can see a little detail of the larger "We the People" script used for her bodice.. again with the creepy eyes!
Did you notice the Red White and Blue of their aprons and underskirt? A tip of the hat to the Fourth of July, which I hope is a safe and relaxing holiday for you all (my US readers at least!)
So, from one project to another, inspiration flows, gets stuck in an eddy and finds its way to the light again.
Thanks for reading, and check back at Sew Loquacious to see all the great submissions for the year!