I fear it will be a long winter. Winters are not as bad for me as they once were. Before I retired weather played no factor in whether I went to work or not. I always drove in the elements. Driving in bad weather was part of the job.

But that was a different time and now I have a great deal of less stress in my life. At least that was the case before Covid. Once the weather warmed up this past spring I meet with my friends in parks, driveways and in garages at least once a week. We brought our chairs, coffee snd talked about our lives. I valued each time we were together. Yet in the back of my mind thoughts of cold and snow would make these get togethers come to an end.

I told myself I needed a project for my upcoming winter hibernation. I need several projects to keep me busy until spring. So I decided to paint the paintings of the masters. I would paint on the back of denim jackets. Jackets of all sizes as long as they are denim. This could be a lot of fun. I hope I can these wearable pieces of art.

And so I began. This first jacket is a woman’s medium. I painted “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” originally done by Johannes Vermeer in 1665.

Yes it can be washed by hand or in the wash machine on gentle cycle. Line dry and iron only on the areas not painted. Cost $70.

The back
The front
Front pocket detail.
(I added the pearl to tie in with the name of the painting)

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