Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Art All Night- Trenton 2013

As promised here are pictures from Art All Night-Trenton. We had an amazing time creating our flower dress and received tons of love and support from everyone who passed by. We were so happy and proud to be a part of such an important and inspiring event and we can't wait til next year!

With 30,000 people in attendance over the 24 hour period, it's a record in AAN history. 

Here's a video of the entire gallery from the view of a giant tricycle

And here's the creator at work, Wills Kinsley

This alien painting is by Jennifer Rivera and the drawing next to it is by Johnathan Olah. If you are the artist behind any of these pieces, let me know so I may credit you. 

Skittles by Chelsea Hayton

One of my favorite artists, Murder Jewelry Chuck bought me a muskrat skull and beetle necklace from him at TPRFM

And here we are working on our piece!

 Dana in the studio spray painting and pearlizing scabiosa pods.

 When Flowers and Fashion Collide

 Finished product!

And we can finally show you the piece we created last week for Nadia Trapani. She's an amazing local photographer and a friend of Mossy Couture. She held a photo shoot based on Gaia, the Goddess of the Earth. Her photo was submitted for AAN. We are going to be doing an interview with her in the very near future, btw. 

I did not take all of these photos, if any of them belong to you, let me know, and I will credit you. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Holy Guacamole...or It's Been a While.

Wow! It's been over a month since my last post! We've been super busy. And it's not slowing down anytime soon. We have huge things in the works right now. Next Monday we are doing a photo shoot with an amazing and wonderful photog friend of ours...we'll show you pics later. And June 15 we are doing a live floral installation at Art All Night- Trenton. We start at 4:30.

The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market was a huge success and last week we had a really special event. We did the flowers for the wedding of our friends, Tom and Christina. Held at Sayen Gardens, and catered by Mt. View Catering, it was a great time!  Here are some shots, taken by Tracy Consolo and Nadia Trapani.

I almost forgot! Our website is up at www.mossycouture.com and our Storenvy Shop is OPEN!

Here are some photos from TPRFM. 

That's it for now. But I'll be back soon. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Modern Moroccan Patio

So the rain has cleared and the spring time allergens were supposedly suppressed because of it, but let me tell you, I've never had such a horrible allergy season in my life. As someone who is around plants and flowers constantly, it comes with the territory, but this is ridiculous. I'll be lucky if I don't end up back in bed before nightfall. Because of my lack of energy, I put together this idea board for a modern Moroccan patio...

modern moroccan patio

Monday, April 29, 2013

Plans v. Life or (Rain Delay)

It's Monday again. And although I had a ton of plans for today, most of which had to be performed outside, it's raining. So everything I was going to talk to you about is being put on hold until about Wednesday, or until this rain stops.

This weekend Chuck power washed the deck. This means I can now start adding some details to the decor. I'm making a hand painted outdoor rug (the rain is making this impossible.) I will be posting the entire process and all the materials so you can make one too. I'm also spray painting some metal folding chairs that have been sitting outside for who knows how long and will eventually get a couple cushions for them. Again, pics and stuff later this week. 

Since life happened, and my plans were ruined, I'm leaving you a tutorial featured on You Are My Fave. I love this and it's a little something you can include with your Mother's Day cards. Wind-up paper butterflies!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chair Revival Project: Part 1 Or (Awesome Bones, Dude.)

In my last post I talked about watching the grass NOT grow. Well, that was 2 days ago. Since then, it grew!  It's still too small to really see unless I get down on the ground like I did to take this picture, but it's on its way! I'm probably going to have to reseed though, since it's kind of patchy. But so far, so good. 

Sometime last year, I picked this chair out of the garbage behind my old apartment. This picture really does it no justice, but it's huge..really deep and awesome. It has the perfect "bones" for a flower bed/ moss sculpture thingy. I'm going to be making a moss slurry to "paint" on it to encourage growth as well as get some other shade lover...maybe some sweet potato vine? We'll see..but I'm considering painting it a bright hue so it peeks out from under the moss. 

 A couple nights ago, Chuck happened to be walking down the street at the right time. As I'm sure you've noticed, our back "fence" is basically just lattice and a makeshift gate. The little dog likes to get out so it's a necessity. Luckily, this guy down the street was disassembling his existing fence and Chuck carried this home along with more than enough chain link fabric and the top bar. All we have to do now is get some posts and tension bars and we're all set. We'll also be extending it a bit, which means more space for planting stuff.

I'll post pictures of the whole mossy chair process along with my formula for the moss paint when I do it. And later this week I'll update you on my brick upcycle.

What do you think about the chair? Have you done something like this and have any tips? Let me know in the comment section!