Whistler’s Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room

September 4, 2011 - comments

It’s no secret that I have a fascination with Aesthetic art and design, among many other things. I admit I am lured by the beauty and extravagance of the movement. Happily, at the distance of 150+ years, I can look at things through rose-colored glasses; I have the luxury of romanticizing the past and imagining it is applicable to my life.

So with that fascination in mind, this spring when my husband and I took a trip to Washington, D.C. for our anniversary, I made it a point to stop by the Freer Gallery of Art to check out the installation of Whistler’s Peacock Room. And boy, it didn’t disappoint.

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Filed under: Aestheticism, travels

Aqua Francaise Portfolio Page Finished

August 28, 2011 - comments
I'm happy to say I finished another portfolio page. Check out my aqua francaise:


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Filed under: 1770s

Victorian Naturalist Skirt Finished

August 25, 2011 - comments
Despite an injured arm, I did manage to draft a pattern for my Victorian Naturalist skirt and get the skirt to wearable state this week.



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Spotty Underwear

August 20, 2011 - comments
I've added another page to the costume gallery.
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Victorian Naturalist Inspiration

August 16, 2011 - comments
As some of you may know, one of my upcoming projects is a Victorian natural historian. This will be my twist on steampunk. No gears here, just lots of neat accessories - antique microscopes and slides, field guides and journals, specimen jars and a magnifying glass.
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