Archive for June, 2010

Wedding Dress Makeover Ideas

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Very few wedding dresses can be used for anything else and given the variety of tastes it is a longshot to expect one’s daughters or granddaughter will want (or be able) to wear one’s dress. Instead of hiding this gown in a dark box rarely if ever opened, do something special with it. There are […]

Your Tastes Over Time: Color & Texture

Monday, June 28th, 2010

This week’s Style Mastery post will get you started on learning about your tastes so that you will find it easier to build your unique style – your unique presentation to the Universe. Let’s start with something visual… Color My favorite color is red. It has always been red. It may forever be red. But […]

Foliage Inspiration

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks I love trees; always have. I even remember staring at them from a classroom window instead of taking notes in elementary school. Here are a few pieces apparently equally inspired from verdant foliage. Coquis and Foliage Wood Carving You be astounded by this framed carving by Susana Caban. I certainly am. […]

How to Transform Tag Sale Finds into Art

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Summer’s here and tag sales abound (or garage sales or yard sales depending on your region of habitation). These can be wonderful troves of serendipitous treasure. Fabulous vintage furniture, exercise equipment, clothing and more. Some of it instantly usable (after a bit of cleaning) but some of it not. Sometimes, the box of old jewelry […]

Your Style Mastery: What is Style?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Nuances of the word style make it possible for one to differentiate between the various uses made of the word. We are going to approach it from aspects of its application to Visual Arts, fashion, and our own mode of personal presentation. Of course these are not exactly totally separate, Visual Arts are influenced by […]

Solstice – Inspirations From Sol

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks Getting Close to Solstice – Summer for the Northern Hemisphere, Winter for the Southern Hemisphere. Honeybutter Collar by NEDbeads is a beautiful bib style necklace created by weaving thousands of tiny seed beads into a work or wearable art in sun drenched honey colors. Fire and Ice is a mesmerizing black […]

Will It Rain on Fathers Day?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Fathers Day is, for some, a day to get outside, play and cook out. Mainly it’s meant to bring families together and this is possible indoors. Some alternatives are the indoor exhibits at local Nature Conservatories, the indoor exhibits of Zoos, indoor playgrounds, planetarium shows, IMAX movies, natural history museums – and if you don’t […]

When Are You Ready to Master Your Style?

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Introduction “She’s so put together.” “I wish I had your sense of style.” I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be pleased to get these compliments. If you want to be that person you can’t just follow the crowd or rely of fashion fads and trends set by others. If you are that person then you […]

Summer Shoreline Inpsirations

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks Unseasonably hot and humid weather here near the Connecticut Shoreline led me to these unique works. Tornado ACEO (Artists’ Cards Editions and Originals) is a fun way to collect art that doesn’t take up much room. Hot and humid weather sets the stage for tornadoes. Here’s a vivid sketch on a […]

Four Gifts From My Father

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

My father passed away in 2001 but I can’t help thinking about him when Father’s Day draws near. He was unique and eccentric. Life was interesting with him. Most lists at this time have ideas for gifts to give one’s father, but I’m going to list several gifts he gave me. Almost none of them […]