If you haven't already discovered the art and designs of Lady Denise then you must head over to her online store... well, finish reading this post first, of course. Her diva art has a great retro flair to it that I absolutely love! Her designs are available at her online store on a number of products including stationery, mugs, mousepads, stickers... cool stuff! And I'm hoping, hoping, hoping that she releases a 2009 calender like her 2008 calender with 12 of her diva designs compiled together (that's a big hint Lady Denise).
The Pearly Story Behind "Dusting in Pearls"
I always feel like a walking paradox. I can get out in the garden with my shovel and sledgehammer and love every dusty dirty minute I'm out there. I spend the majority of my life dressed in my "grubbies". Yet there's a part of me deep down inside that still likes "the frillies", "the pearlies", and "the sparklies"--all the pretty things. Maybe it's all the great classic Hollywood movies I watched as a kid. I don't know. All I know is that I can be dirty and sweaty and still want to put on heels when it isn't practical; buy the prettiest apron even if it will get dirty; and don pearls when all I'm going to be doing is dusting and vacuuming the house. It doesn't make sense. It doesn't have to. I've decided to claim it, celebrate it, and have fun with it... and create some "pearly" goodness along the way.