Every artist must have a muse. Since I have no kids, this task falls to
my niece. All through high school, it was so much fun making her beautiful
dresses, and of course when she was a deb, we did a beautiful dress for her
(below). Now she's a bride-to-be so this year I will be very active with
Click picture for close up view
Proms are great fun in high school, but it's hard to tell who has more fun - my
muse or me!
...to last prom.
We were both inspired by this beautiful red satin.
From the back
It had a train and was probably a little much for the high school prom, but she
is my muse after all!
The first time I was able to show off my embroidery was for my niece. Her
dress was a masterpiece of hand embroidery. The next few pictures show the
embroidery in detail.
One of the fun things I was able to do for Kate's dress was the different
textures in white - chiffon, organza, satin, taffeta all made for a very
interesting effect in the final dress.
Finished on the hoop
...and here it is finished on my large hoop I use to do most of this embroidery.
Well that was quick wasn't it! Actually it's easy on a cute girl!
This was a painting waiting to happen - from the first prom dress.
A younger Kate
This is from when she was younger with my puppy - when he was a puppy!