From a lovely and creative young lady named Megan, come these fabulously decorated, one-of-a-kind Glamorous Glasses! Megan used bits ad pieces of lots of things to get this fabulous affect. I'd wear these in a heartbeat! Doesn't this make you want to create a unique pair for yourself?
Vintage, Plastic Bunnies with Glamorous Glasses, that's what! There is always something especially charming about animals in clothing. And it is even more charming if they are animals in clothing, wearing glasses.
Doesn't get much sweeter than these eyeglass wearing bunnies holding bunnies. With bubushkas, no less. Poor Mrs.Bunny--lost her specs.
This one might be praying for a new pair of glasses to replace the worn ones...
Of course, bunnies always adopt an intellectual effect while smoking a pipe. But they look even smarter smoking a pipe and wearing glasses. The ensemble is balanced nicely by overalls (one pair acid washed?) over crisp white shirts. Tres chic! Almost hipsteresque in their Oliver Peoples looking eyewear!
Imagine waking up to the glorious morning sunshine once the weather warms, and you stroll out to your backyard with a steaming cup of coffee, breathe in the sweet scent of spring, listen to the happy chirping of the birds building their nests, and then you glance down....and see the coolest pair of glasses sitting on your lawn as though some giant came along and took off his eyewear to rub his eyes. Life is really cool, you think to yourself.
And it is. Because, when people take a concept and run with it, and make objets d'art with such irrevrence and for the fun of it, life really is cool! And who would have thought of a giant pair of glasses as backyard sculpture? Someone who has a wonderful sense of whimsy, that's who. Oh, and someone who also loves glasses!!
These creations are by an artist living in Alaska, Frances Scholz. Head on over to the web site and take a look! Then watch for a giant pair of glasses in my backyard one of these days.
Well I know I can write about glasses, and wear glasses, and collect glasses, and even EAT glasses...but who knew you could take pictures with glasses? Not me! And, yes, yes you can!! Check out this cool camera here!
Will someone please put these in my Christmas stocking????
What could be better than being a glasses wearing, fun lovin' Gal or Guy? Having a special someone else who also loves wearing glasses as much as you do! Couples wearing glasses together, stay together, or so I've heard it said.
Seriously, this cute couple is coming home to live at my house soon, because I found the lovebirds via artist Amy Flyn's latest HOLIDAY FOBOT SALE. What's that? You haven't met the FOBOTS yet? Well, you are in for a real treat, since Amy's art is about as much fun as it gets.
Check out her FOBOT site and take a look at what old tins, machine parts,and countless other gadgets and gizmos give birth to. I have several of her FOBOTS and a good number of them wear, what else, GLASSES!!
These are the glasses wearing, fun loving FOBOTS I already own. Well,at least some of them anyway, because I have others that I also HAD to have.
The thing about Amy's pieces is that each one is unique, so you never feel like you have completely satisfied your need to own yet another. Well, at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Please don't tell my husband.
Here are a few of the ther FOBOTS up for grabs this 2012 Holiday season.
I chose the ones with eyewear , of course! Get 'em while you still can!
Thanks to my good friend, Jan Koslowski, I now know that, yes, indeed, there ARE chocolate glasses. Isn't everything made into chocolate at some point? even some things we would rather not think about? But I digress...
So, now the challenge is to find a great excuse to get a bunch of these chcolate frames, because I have to order at least 20 chocolate specs to get any chocolate specs. I could shoot for the Glamorous Glasses book release party in October, but it could get a little costly. Maybe I need to offer these as prizes? Either way, I will figure something out and come up with a meaningful justification for ordering them. You can find them yourself here. And if you can figure out a reason why I simply HAVE to have them, let me know.
But, wait. Chocolate glasses aren't the only way to "absorb" the very essence of eyewear. I found these delicious looking Glamorous Glasses on Etsy:
Since these are somewhat more affordable, I DO plan on getting these for the party. Because it has to happen, you know? But, once Jan showed me that I could have chocolate glasses, in addtion to the cookie glasses, I decided there MUST be other edible eyewear items out there in the magic world of the internet. I came upon these:
Those cute glasses came from the blog "Hannah Made." Yum. But wait! There's more!
These are eyeglass cookies from "A Dozen Eggs" bake shop in Vermont. Already placed an inquiry...
Last, but not least, I found these on the blog, San Diego Cooks. Edible eyewear for Halloween? I approve.
Just so you know, I am well aware that there are those of you who prefer other sorts of assesories in your closets. Like pocketbooks. Or shoes. Or bikini bottoms on round tushies. Guess what. I found edible versions of those, as well. So have fun. And take comfort in this: You CAN eat your favorite fashion statement and have it, too!
So....last week I played hooky from ICON. What is ICON, you ask? ICON is the big Illustration conference that is held in various locations around the USA, every other year--I think. This year it was held in Providence, so the location was close and easy to get to, and I would not have to spring for airfare and hotel fees--which, BTW, is one of the reasons I have never bothered to go before. That, and the fact that I have been too darn busy for years to attend many conferences of any kind (and it is not getting any easier).
But I digress. The major reason I did not attend was the fact that my heart was not in it, even though I paid to register months ago. After a while, if you have been illustrating for as long as I have, one event blends into another and you hear the same talks over and over again. And at some pont talking heads are just that--talking heads. Plus, the longer I make art, the more selfish I get about my time and how I spend it. Hence, I stayed home. Art is one of those things: it is aways better to actually DO it than talk about doing it. I tend to get very antsy sitting and listening to people talk about how I should be making art. It makes me want to go home and make art.
But the day was not lost, because I did indulge myself by doing something I absolutely LOVE to do, even though it was not making art: take a good friend shopping for eyeglasses. And, while we were there, OF COURSE I had to try on a few pairs myself. Which means I also got new eyeglasses. Surprised at me? Of course not. You know me well.
My friend, writer and illustrator Carlyn Beccia, said she loves Cat Eye glasses, a la the 50s and 60s, but that her face was not well suited to them. Wrong! She has the perfect face for Cat Eyes and picked out the most perfect pair (although I was really hoping she would get the red ones). They were nicer and redder than these, but you get the picture.
It was wonderful being in FOCAL POINT opticians in Newton. The reason is simple: they have thousands of frames, they know I am an eyeglass fanatic, and they let me spend literally hours trying on new frames of all kinds in all colors. It is my absolute favorite place to get eyeglasses. I bring friends and family there all the time.
Here is the problem: I could do this seven days a week. And if I did, that would not leave much time for making art and writing and illustrating children's books which is what I also do every other waking moment I can (well, when I am not hunting for antiques and junk). And here is one more small problem: buying lots of new eyeglasses can be very expensive.
So, what's a gal to do? Do VIRTUAL EYEGLASS SHOPPING. Which translates into being on line....a lot. But I just discoverd that I can not only look at frames on line, I can read all about them now that I have checked out 20/20 Magazine, which is "OF, BY, FOR, and ABOUT" eyeglasses.
Here are some links to James Spina, the editor in chief of the magazine narrating some eyeglass fashion shows. Can I say that I drooled over the jewled pairs? And coveted the colors? Check out "THEY LOOK GREAT IN GLASSES" and "GenEYE" just for starts.