Swoon, Tammie’s drawing challenge

October 4, 2014

I signed up rather late this week. On Wednesday I thought, “Oh, yeah, drawing challenge!” And it turns out, our host is my friend Tammie, with the word “swoon”.

Oh my gosh, does anyone swoon any more?

I sat in my bedroom Thursday morning and thought about swooning, and kept having images of Edwardian ladies in tight corsets. They used to swoon, didn’t they?

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So I went thru a bunch of supplies and pulled out an old Toile de Jouy curtain panel. You know that material? With the bucolic images of lovely Edwardian life.

So I studied it and saw a couple hurrying across a bridge and wondered what they were hurrying away from.

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Oh! So that’s it! Will you just look at the state of the apple pickers. The youth these days…eh?

And, does she have a nose ring? And flaming red hair? Is she smoking a cigarette and wearing a pointy Madonna corset?

And does he have blue hair and goatee, and gang tattoos and a huge gold chain? I think so.

And is that a longboard?!? And is he handing her a skull?!?!?

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Better hurry along little Edwardian couple. That’s enough to make anyone swoon! 😀

Come hop over to my friend Kelly’s lovely blog Soulful Home when you have a chance. Not only is she a fantastic decorator, she has wonderful DIY ideas. She’s started a Soul Sister Series and I’m being featured as her first soul sister, Isn’t that lovely? And I’ve offered a giveaway of one of my original paintings.

And remember to pop over to Tammie’s when you have a chance to check on the rest of the swooning. 😀

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  • Reply Joke Konings October 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Perfect, ha so your swoon girl!!! You did imagine several things and made it your own. Love it, And those colours, they fit perfectly. x Joke.

    • Reply Veronica October 4, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Lol, thank you so much Joke. I really had fun punk-ing this poor little cloth up. 😀

  • Reply Tammie October 4, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    ah, you are so much fun! I love how you brought this tale to life and modernized it!
    thank you also for joining us!

    • Reply Veronica October 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you so much Tammie, and thanks for hosting. I’m loving the challenges. 😀

  • Reply Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads October 4, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I need to take a second look at some toile that I have in our guest room! No telling what I may see after this! I clicked over from Kelly’s blog. Nice to meet ya!

    • Reply Veronica October 6, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      That would be fantastic Jane. 😀 I’d love to see what you come up with. And, way to surprise the guests…lol.

  • Reply Molly October 5, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Ha ha ha, I love this! What a great jump to make from swooning to toile to gang tattoos!

    • Reply Veronica October 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Hi Molly, thank you so much. I’m so happy it’s bringing smiles to people. 😀

  • Reply tinyWOOLF October 5, 2014 at 1:36 am

    hee hee hee… you are too funny!
    such a surprising turn, i really hadn’t expected that. thoughtful, besides cunning… n?

    • Reply Veronica October 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      😀 Thank you so much Nadine. Glad it made you smile.

  • Reply mysoulfulhome October 5, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Wow…now fabric designer added to your list of accomplishments! Loved/love sharing you with my readers and they loved it too. Who wouldn’t?

    • Reply Veronica October 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Ha! Hardly Kelly…lol. But that reminds me, a friend of mine, Joanne, sells fabric designs thru something called spoonflower. I always mean to look into it. Here’s the link to her shop there: Joanne’s shop

  • Reply lissa October 5, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I definitely like the blue and red hair, so modern and yet not quite. very creative way to change/edit art.

    thanks for your visit. have a great day.

    • Reply Veronica October 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you so much Lissa, hope to see you next weekend. 😀

  • Reply Julie (Lilacs & Longhorns) October 5, 2014 at 9:34 am

    What wonderful creativity! Love how you brought that fabric some new life and fun!

    • Reply Veronica October 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you so much Julie. And lovely that you left your addy because now I can come visit you. 😀

  • Reply Patrice A. October 5, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    it looks wonderful
    the colors, the change it brings
    and i think it’s wonderful to do or make
    i have seen it before but don’t remember where or by who….

    have a fine week
    and nice link!
    gosh, you look good!


    • Reply Veronica October 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Aw, thank you so much Patrice. I know it’s been done before but I couldn’t resist my own version. 😀

  • Reply Sara v October 7, 2014 at 5:31 am

    I am swooning at your limitless creativity and humor. You constantly delight me :-). Thank y so much <3

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Aw, thank you so much sweetie. You always make my day. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein October 7, 2014 at 6:02 am

    as always you’ve met the challenge in an incredibly creative way .. sorry to be MIA but between the office move, my head/chest cold or whatever it is and the new cat … i havent been able to get time to sit and read/comment ..apologies

    • Reply Veronica October 7, 2014 at 8:59 am

      I’ve been thinking about you and happy to hear you’re on the mend now. And don’t worry, I get into days when I can’t even get to my pc. 😀

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