I tend to follow fashion from a distance and not spend a lot of time figuring out outfits, layers or combinations that would go well together. Although, when I used to sew as a teenager, I would often deviate from patterns, change or add something, and create pleasing end-products. So, there must be a flair for fashion somewhere lingering in the creative crevices of the Pj mind and soul.
Circumstances have somewhat changed my fashion flair and questionable stylishness to practicability. The temperature on the thermometer doesn’t always reflect the intensity of the heat in Tasmania, but maybe because of the lack of ozone layer, the sun has a real bite here. Sometimes it feels like a sauna under my dark blue-lined gazebo on market days. Forget fashion, wearing something cool is what is of paramount importance.
Lucky me, I’ve found something cool and cool to wear. ‘Cool’, as in – not warm, and ‘cool’, as in – hip, trendy and groovy.
This sleeveless blouse has my ‘Salamanca Saturdays’ painting on the front. It’s made in Australia by Redbubble, which is an online site for artists to sell their art (www.redbubble.com). The most direct way to get to my art on the site is to type my full name in the search box (apologies in advance for its length!): Patricia Hopwood-Wade (or copy and paste my name).
I usually wear Small but this is a Medium and it fits well. It has a little bit of a stretch and has done fine in the washing machine. Redbubble regularly has 20% off sales, so keep your eye out for those and they are really good with exchanges, refunds and/or vouchers.
What’s your style? Do your wear art?
During the summer months, I will be wearing my art often.
Cheers for now.
Thanks for visiting and take care, Pj
P.S. This image is also available as a print, tote bag or pouch on http://www.pjpaintings.com under the Music, Emus and Bags tabs.