Friday, February 5, 2010


Last week I splattered gesso on 2 shirts. I did find out how to get it out on Claudine Hellmuth's lovely blog, but I decided I need an apron in my art room. I could, of course, change clothes before I get started on a project, but that's not likely to happen, so covering up seemed the safest choice. I found a nice denim apron, begging for something to spice it up a bit , so a few stamps, swirls of paint and pencil-eraser dots later, I have a lovely apron. Now I just need to figure out how to get those little bits of dried glue out of my jeans!

I can't think of aprons without thinking of my grandmother. She wore serious, full front -to-back coverage aprons every day, not like the lovely little foo-foo aprons from Anthropologie. I remember asking her why - it seemed like twice the laundry - and she said it was to "save her good clothes". Now this serious (but loving) woman hardly HAD any "good clothes" and rarely had occasion to wear them anyway, but she was sure as tootin' going to keep what she had in pristine condition! She wouldn't be amused by my paint-on-everything wardrobe.
Here she is holding me - the patterned part of her dress is the full-coverage apron:

One last word about aprons - Somerset Studio has a lovely magazine devoted to aprons - Apronology . There are wonderfully creative aprons featured here - not the paint-splattering nor the German grandmother kind.

Thanks for the fond apron memories, Gramma.

1 comment:

  1. I've got a little something for you over in my latest post! Come see! :)


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