GOOD MORNING GRACE! got invited to follow 'burque cranes down south!we are headed for Bosque del Apache! check my blog, i am taking the "flag" cloth tostitch on! Love those new clothes and seeing you!
Cristina~HOORAY! yes, i did! andthe little glimpse of the cloth...it's wonderful. Thanks. Couldnot believe my luck at findingthe Bibs! first pair i've seenanywhere in maybe over 20 years???
Great dungarees.. You can't buy them over here anymore.
you're so beautiful grace. i love your self portrait and your bibs.
Really nice photo of you and the thrifty bibs...and I especially like the little face right under the camera!
serena~thank you. it's one ofthe selves i am weaving firmlytogether. this is what I lookedlike my senior year of highschool,sans the wrinkles and elongatingnose. this is a self i like a lot.
julie~want me to send you some?
Suzanna~yes! i never saw that!it's the beast me! THANKS!
Nice self-portrait, Grace! I associate 'overalls' with working - how are they significant for you? Self photos are great doorways to learning - especially when I ask myself questions such as what I like about the photo, what's obvious about the photo, what's missing from the picture, or 'What are some things this picture doesn't show'? It's interesting to notice shifts in how I want to present myself over time and what else moves in and out of the picture.
It's also very neat how you've framed yourself in the cloth!
Yvonne, they ARE work pants. since Cloth~ing, i have beena real slacker outside, but ordinarily, i am doing a LOT ofphysical labor. am forever movingthe garden's raised beds around(railroad ties), digging aroundthe trees (catchment "bowls"),clearing the constant weed stuffwith pitchfork, lets see, whatelse...i don't know, just a lotof Outside...Oh and i am rearranging all the rock bordersout back...in anticipation ofa new septic tank. that requiresa lot of shovel work too. so...this pair i just got are forWork. and yes, tho, you are right.back "when", they would have beenassociated to the hippy back tothe land energy. often, they werevery very worn soft then with lotsof patches. we also hardly wore ashirt of any consequence underthem. in keeping with your thoughts about self portraits, ithink i am spending some time withthat 17 year old self. thinkingabout her. i like her a lot. she,i think, in a way, has stayed theCentral self over the years. Nice questions.
Good afternoon now... I like your portrait... and the bibs. Happy creating.
Great self portrait and I like Yvonne's comment about self portraits...good idea.Do you take a self portrait every year?We never really got into the denim dungarees as work wear in Australia, more overalls made from khaki drill (brand name 'Hard Yakka' ....obviously for 'hard work').Great post.Jacky xox
grace you are adorable ... i love you and love that you make self portraits. you have a lot to teach me about self love.
Ah grace, I bought my first work overalls in 1970, in a flush of feminist freedom, from the union shop. Don't think they'd ever had a female customer. The ancient bloke in charge of the counter (yes they had a counter) shouted out "Any dwarf sizes here? We've got a real shortie!" Different politics then.I loved those overalls - only cut them up for patches a couple of years ago.
nance..it's really easy when youlive by yourself. might as well.
i'm late, but Good Morning to you today! use to live in overalls, painters pants and levis. i saw a corduroy pair last time at the thrift shop, but i got sidetracked and didn't take them down. have a great day today miss beautiful grace!
grace! your southern desert land is breath taking. we had a wonderful visit with nature, went around the loop twice!i did wave as we flew by............
Ph, yes I used to love my overalls. You look wonderful in them Grace. Don't think I could get into them anymore! And of course the door covering again..great idea.
well my comment went poof so i am back again to say that i have some of those and i will take a picture.
jude...am waiting to see...been thinking how certain kindsof clothing are so emblematicof our life/who we were at certaintimes...like when i was in gradeschool and had a pair of shortswith big mice and slices of swisscheese, the words "i'm the bigcheese" on them. i wore them witha certain striped t shirt. itwas my uniform for life...meantsomething to me that doesn't havelanguage...then there were the flannel linedblue jeans.
Grace I love seeing you. I also wore overalls in my hippy days. My mother hated them, that was good enough for me. Went with my army fatigue jacket. I know it is your birthday month and mine as well. So Happy Birthday and know that you look beautiful.
hello hello good to see you! yes, my 17 year old self wears dungarees too. (and army jacket)and I was born in November tooand my first sonhappy birthdays thenand now
Hello! Grace - Happy November Birth-day/month. You are beautiful and your portraits are wonderful. So good to see you.. I miss chatting - hope to get back to it soon.
love the overalls and seeing you in them...we should all post pictures of us in our overalls. I wore them in the 70s and 80s and for working outside in the 90s. Just gave my last pair away because they were much too big for me now but they were oh so comfy.
my favourite type of clothes, I had two, first as a teenager and later when I was twenty something. I think it's time I get one for this period in my life, going onto fifty in two years.....
well, almost a year after you posted, I just want to say that I am more or less living all days in overalls bought in thrift stores in San Francisco, when I have been so lucky to stay there on sabbatical and I use them for work, but more or less (very little less) all round and many other friends, especially artists with a taste for simple living and gardening are doing the same and we actually have installed an international overalls day November 20 ! hope you still wear them ! overall greetings Niels
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