BELLE AMOIRE Summer 2011

         What a Surprise!!! I am published in the Creme de la Creme of Magazines “BELLE AMOIRE  Creating Artistic clothing & Accessories on Page 147 along with Ruth Rae’s Charming Bracelets!!!!!  I am so honored not only to be included in this magazine but to be pictured among one of the best artists, Ruth Rae!! Her jewelry was featured  on the cover of Belle Amoire Jewelry, Fall   2010....THIS IS MAGICAL!!!

I embroidered these velvet dresses to wear to Musical, Wine and Gala events.  When I was a young teen growing up in Florida, my family could not afford to buy me alot of fashionable clothes.  Even at a young age I was drawn to color, luxurious fabric, ribbons, silk flowers and unique clothing.  While enjoying my grandmothers company, in Tampa, Florida,  whose artistic  home she opened up and rented out rooms to other elderly ladies, I often received the pleasure of various artistic instruction.  One of my and the ladies favorites was teaching me embroidering, tatting, crewel, knitting and fabric application.  Of course, I embellished my jeans, my jackets, shirts, aprons, hats and anything I could get my fingers on….  I must say thank you to my grandmother: Katharine Stowell and my mother: Katharine Weekly for allowing me to explore and flourish. 

These dresses are a Thank you to both of them… with love and honor……Trish

Couture Tshirt for Carol

Thank you  to Carol!  You look  so Divine in your art  tshirt!  It was a honor to be commissioned to create this shirt for her to wear while attending an  Art & Soul re-treatl!  She is so beautiful and compliments my design wonderfully!  Happy & Lucky to have a new friend! She is one of my ladies who makes a great model!

An  organic t-shirt like this will be featured in Altered Couture, Stampington Press, Winter 2011!   I am so lucky to meet such wonderful friends! Carol Mulder-Millspaugh,  of Oregon is an artist!

Can’t you tell by that twinkle in her eye!

Cocktails , Cookies & Couture Art Apron

I Was Published in Apron-ology!!

This beautiful apron, made from my pajamas and materials that I had in my art room will be featured, along with my  Red Domestic Goddess Apron in Stampington’s Press, Apron-ology, February 2011!! I am so honored and excited as I am making these aprons, and yet I can’t cook!

My Beautiful Model and neighbor, Doris, titled my apron, “Cocktails and Cookies”. Needless she has her shaker out mixing them to make a martini!    She is also modeling my “Music Pearls Earrings“.  We had a blast with this photo shoot!

I cut out the creme lace bottoms from my pajamas, added the pockets, lined the apron with sheers and used my husband’s mother vintage crochet flowers to embellish this apron.  What Cocktails and Cookies would you consume in my apron?    

Walking through a garden of beautiful delights

Inspired by a garden of earthy delights I created this art paper crown to express my inspirations and the shoes to walk among the garden of creation.

Wouldn’t Alice look fantastic wandering around the garden with her beautiful crown, chasing her white rabbit?!

The Crown can be purchased on my Etsy site.  http://www.VisionsofVenus.etsy.com


My art shoes are altered with various fabric and paper flowers, ribbons, butterflies, acrylic paint, gold leaf paper and embellishments.  I love the kitten heels!  Of course, I would wear the crown and the shoes as I walk through any magical garden

Altered Couture Magazine Winter 2009

I was featured 2 times  in Altered Couture Magazine, November/December 2009, Stampington Press  issue for my “Vintage Camisole, as a Featured Spotlight, Page 28-29th and “Roses Are Red: Organic Art Tshirt, page 42-32.  Also, my camisole was published on the Tops & Pants page and contents page!  Roses Are Red was featured as an advertisement for Haute Handbags, inside cover, in which one of my dear friends, May Bergam’s “Funky Lady”, purse, made for my birthday present was featured!    I just learned that I will be featured again in Altered Couture Summer 2010 Magazine!   This is wonderful!!  Thank you to Beth Livesay for choosing my designs!