Arty Slick

Hippie and Artsy Mom illustrations on pinterest…

Hippie and Artsy Mom illustrations on pinterest…

Okay, I swear, I’m going to stop posting illustrations very soon.  I’ve got two more up right now — Hippie and Artsy Mom — all really fun.  All worth taking a look-see. My book is coming out next Monday and if I look at it, proof it, or make any more changes on it, I am going to go completely insane.  Do you know that feeling?  You have some work project and you just stare and stare at it and…

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Avant-guarde, I mean, Arty-Slick…

Avant-guarde, I mean, Arty-Slick…

A Year in Review – Day 27 I started off September with the bold notion that I was going to dress in Avant-Guarde style for a month.  I thought it would be fun to dress like a walking piece of art every day. Well, maybe “fun” isn’t the right word.  Probably “difficult” or more accurately “impossible” would be a better way to describe a mom of 3 living on a farm in Northern California dressing like Lady Gaga morning, noon…

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Lessons I’ve learned from Arty Slick…

Lessons I’ve learned from Arty Slick…

Arty Slick – Day 30 Today is the last day of Arty Slick and my final photo for this look only seems fitting – I’m bowling… in an Arty Slick outfit… with bowling shoes…. Do Arty Slicks bowl?  Probably not.  Do Arty Slicks take knitting classes with their kids?  It’s unlikely.  Do Arty Slicks carry goats out of their houses that have broken in through the front door?  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say no. …

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Why, Forever 21?  Why?

Why, Forever 21? Why?

Arty Slick – Day 29 Reasons why this outfit could work for any mom – Comfortable — Pleather is a mom’s best friend.  I could drop a bowl of spaghetti on my pants, scoop it back onto my plate and keep eating without the slightest worry my pants would stain.  All substances just slide off the black “material” as if you’re wearing a repurposed treadmill belt. Cheap — Possibly the least expensive outfit I’ve worn all year.  I got the…

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The Best and Worst Dressed Places on Earth…

The Best and Worst Dressed Places on Earth…

Arty Slick – Day 28 Congrats, Angela!  You are the winner of this shirt! My question was, “What are the best and worst dressed places on Earth?”  And according to your comments, you can wear this fabulous shirt in the following best dressed places – Italy, Cape Town, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Paris and any place by the beach. And in this fabulous shirt, you should also avoid these worst dressed places — Australia, Appalachia, any place hot…

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Can you say Fashion Challenge?

Can you say Fashion Challenge?

Arty Slick – Day 27 Today’s prize?  One of my Arty Slick shirts — Here I am in it — It’s a brand by the name of Zoa, New York.  I like that “New York” is added to the label.  It’s a good reminder of how gullible the fashion industry thinks most of America is.  Do they think we’re going to look at the label and whistle, “Gol-ly!  This shirt’s all the way from Neeeeew Yooooork!  I better get me…

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Who let the dogs out?

Who let the dogs out?

Arty Slick – Day 26 I’m so sorry to have to start a post with a tired, cliched song, but I couldn’t resist.  I found the best PMS t-shirt ever at Forever 21 and wanted to share it — It’s the polar opposite of Gamine, isn’t it?  No worries about creepy men hitting on me at Costco with this shirt on.  I also had two teenage girls tell me how much they loved my shirt.  And really, in trendy fashion,…

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How to tell if you’re wearing ugly pants…

How to tell if you’re wearing ugly pants…

Arty Slick – Day 25 Okay, I’m not sure about this outfit.  I was full of confidence as I left the house in it and then as the day wore on and I kept getting glimpses of my pants, doubt started creeping in.  My husband said he loved the outfit, then halfway through the day and growing more insecure by the minute, I thought I’d check in with my own personal Project Runway judges (my children) to see what they…

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An Arty Slick in the moonlight…

An Arty Slick in the moonlight…

Arty Slick – Day 24 Every full moon, my kids put their shoes outside our front door in the hopes that the “Full Moon Fairy” will leave something special inside their shoe.  Sometimes it’s a toy… sometimes it’s a sweet… and occasionally its just random stuff hastily crammed in a sneaker because sometimes the full moon fairy is prepared.  Sometimes she is not. Last week during the full moon I was lying in bed around midnight when I sat bolt…

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Is it or is it not, Arty Slick?

Is it or is it not, Arty Slick?

Arty Slick – Day 23 Okay, I’m very excited about my last week of Arty Slick.  Usually, I spend the last week of any particular style just treading fashion water, waiting for the opportunity to stop wearing clothes that have started to seriously annoy me.  But, I threw caution to the wind today and went shopping with my friend, Megan, (an excellent armchair stylist) for more Arty Slick clothes!  Megan first made me go to Forever 21 and then forced…

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