Heather-Dawn MItchell is a super enthusiastic Yoga practitioner here in St. Louis, and a Certified Yoga teacher. She says “I have integrated many of the disciplines in my everyday life, it's a HUGE part of me, and I am pretty active in the yoga community, on the other side of the coin I seek and enjoy the companionship of others, I am friendly, outgoing, highly sociable, a big part of a fashionable society, I love social gathers/fabulous parties.” Yes, she talks like that. Heather-Dawn has many affiliations in the art world and the music world, and will share those worlds with us here on OnStL.
Figurative art describes artwork, particularly paintings and sculptures, which are clearly derived from real object sources.
"A muse's job is to penetrate the artist's creativity and bring fourth an artwork from the womb of their mind." Muses in greek mythology, poetry and literature are the Goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science and the arts. An art model is a model who poses for any visual artist as a part of the creative process. The artist has a connection to drawing another human being that simply cannot exist with any other subject. A bowl of fruit may be very lovely, useful and healhful to humans and animals, but this edible part of vegetative growth is not awake, breathing, dynamic and spirited.
There are so many ways to greet you, I'm feeling indecisive and I hope you'll accept a motley crowd of hello expressions.
Bonjour, buenos dias, good day, good morning, greetings, hi-ya, how are you, howdy-do, shalom, welcome, what's happening...
Masculine femininity or feminine masculinity, I like these odd juxtapositions, hard and soft, lace and (P)leather, fellows underpants obscured beneath a frilly dress, gathering firewood in lipstick, rings on my fingers with dirt under my nails. A masterful mishmash of tough and dainty so smoothly and inseparably represented together. I like imperfect pairings totally differing in nature from what is usual or expected. Fantastically bizarre. Yeah, I like me an ensemble plagued with perplexities. ( Kind of like a yellow beauty and the beast Bell gown and a 19th century sword.)
How people dress is related in some way to how they feel. We feel first and dress later.
In my previous blog I touched on the beautiful subject of polychromatics! Specifically, depending on the color we choose (be it clothes or our surroundings), we will be affected accordingly. Colour is the magic that brings interest to our world. We are instinctively drawn to certain colours and respond to them with feeling. When used in garments and laid against our skin they produce different effects, and they are selected based on that feeling we are currently feeling.
I, for one, am very demonstrative about feelings.
The term fashionista refers to a very fashionable person. To make the depths of this analysis greater, the term fashionable refers to actually observing or conforming to the fashion, to the latest style, the vogue, the prevailing taste. I've been honored with this "fashionista" label countless times. (hooray! An unintended fun pun!) I have a very distinguished, great reputation for my ostentatious wares, for color clashing, cheaply showy, bright and vulgar articles of dress, but in all likelihood it does NOT correspond to a fashionable reality.
Greetings, salutations, welcome, Howdy, hi-ya, people of the earth! My name is Heather-Dawn, two first names. Most of you may have heard, known, currently associate with, or may even be someone with what they so fancifully refer to as a multifaceted personality, having many facets, much like a gem. Now, I am not trying to outdo the swell adjective, but perhaps triple-faceted, perhaps even quadruple (yes four times as faceted!) would more appropriately introduce you to my colorfully capricious, any way the wind blows character. If given the sweet power to choose from a bag of dum-dum lollipops you'd most likely select the mystery flavored one, then you might derive enjoyment from my column here on OnStL, you might find my thoughts and experiences all piled up higgledy-piggledy being filtered and organized for your viewing pleasure a nice way to spend ten precious minutes of your day.