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The making of “Peace and Love Tree in the Four Seasons” Rosies overalls

14 Jan

I have been a fan of Rosies workwear for women for some time. I appreciate a company that embraces the image of the powerful, hard working, can do spirit of women.  I also am glad they understand the need of durable clothing that is made to fit a women’s body.

Viewing Rosies blog last summer, there was a posting for a call for artists to create wearable art on a pair of their white overalls.  The overalls would be auctioned off and 100% of the proceeds would be donated to Art in Action. Art in Action is a nationwide, non-profit organization that provides educational development and creativity for children through visual arts programs, www.artinaction.org.  I jumped at the chance to be involved in this great cause.

Rosies overalls - the blank canvas

Rosies overalls – the blank canvas

When the overalls arrive, it was great that they just happened to be my size!  It allowed me to try them on and I fell in love with how comfy they were.

preliminary sketch

preliminary sketch

First I sketched my ideas out on paper.  I chose the tree as the subject, due to my love affair I have with trees.  To me they symbolize strength and endurance.  That is the type of women that drove those rivets in WWII and all the women that came before them and those after.  The role of a women’s never ending, nurturing spirit is represented with the love and peace symbols throughout all the changing seasons.

overalls back top portion

overalls back top portion

overalls back bottom

overalls back bottom

The process continued using the sketch as somewhat of a pattern to help determine where the placement of images would go onto the overalls. I then proceeded with painting and drawing.

The next four pictures show the work upon completion drying on my work table.  The front of the overall with the tree forming a heart is spring and summer.  The back with the tree forming a peace sign is fall and winter.

Overall drying n work table, front top

Overall drying on work table, front top

drying on work table, front bottom

drying on work table, front bottom

drying on work table, back top

drying on work table, back top

drying on work table, back bottom

drying on work table, back bottom

The finished overalls have been sent back to Rosies Workwear.  It was such an enjoyable project.  There were 14 others artists that also created overalls for the auction. The auction site is now up.  All the overalls will be on view at the site by January 31, http://www.32auctions.com/rosies.  Bids will be able to be placed  February 1 -14 2014.

Here are pictures of the finished work, “Love and Peace Tree in the Four Seasons”.

finished front of overalls

finished front of overalls

finished back of overalls

finished back of overalls

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