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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wacky Wednesday #82—Rain + Sun = Rainbow



Rainbows are easy to like. (I double dare you not to like them!) They’re so beautiful and colorful, and not something you see every day (unless you live in Hawai’i). Today’s outfit celebrates rain and sun and what they create when they work together: a rainbow.




My shirt is one I’m reusing from my hot air balloon Wacky Wednesday (more than a year ago). But everything else I’m wearing is something I created this week from supplies I had already. My hat shows the sun and a puffy cloud with rain falling. The rainbow is a necklace.  

The raindrops have a fun back story. Fifteen years ago I was obsessed with beading and making jewelry. Eventually that hobby made way for others, but a few times a year I dig out the beads to use them in a project. Some of the beads are from that collection. Others (the pearl raindrops) are from my friend Frana, who gave them to me a few years ago. Frana is an artist and fashion designer who did costumes for the musicals I did a teenager. We’ve been friends ever since.

 
 
The rainbow has a back story, too. I love buttons, and I have a collection that has grown over the years. My creative friend Sam gave me a huge stash of buttons last year (you rock, Sam!), and some of them are on this rainbow. Others are from garage sales or from my own collection. Throw in a few rhinestones and you have a sparkly, Vegas-worthy rainbow.
 
May your umbrellas not flip inside out, and may all your rainy days end in rainbows.

12 comments:

  1. So lovely! Rainbows are my favorite!

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    1. Thank you, Margarita. I think it's impossible not to like them...

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  2. I have no words. This makes me so giddily happy. It's so creative!

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    1. Kimster, thank you! Glad you liked it, and I'm glad that the breeze mostly behaved today and allowed the hat to stay put.

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  3. Wish everyone could have seen this on you today - so spectacular!! The "raindrops" glistened; the rainbow was SO colorful; and the cloud on your head floated beautifully! I couldn't believe you created this in just a few hours.

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    1. Debby, man--you're good for my ego! Thank you so much.

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  4. Perfect costume for the upcoming rain! Loving it!

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    1. Adri, thank you! Does this mean we'll get a rainbow?!

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  5. You are a lifter of spirits, Sarah! I always feel so lucky when I catch a glimpse of you when you parade your colorful costumed self around
    the Being-Fit Center. We are all so lucky that you are a regular in
    "the hood." Many Thanks for the smiles you bring.

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    1. Leni, thanks! It gives me a boost to see you, too...

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