Storyful Shirts :: The Mardi Gras T

Ahh, the T-Shirt.Image of Mardi Gras Shirt

What is it about these soft pieces of memory that you layer in a box? You just can’t break away. Should it be re-designed, made into a blanket, crafty project, on a wall? All these are great ideas that I think of when I look into my old stash of shirts dated Y2K and beyond.

While doing a photo session the other day I just threw one up under the light, when all of a sudden, a clear vision of the reason why I loved it came to me. It was decided then and there to make it a new project, so they don’t go to waste and have a chance to return their story and memory.

Image of Purple Shirt I’ll begin with the purple Mardi Gras T-Shirt from one of the best trips ever with my Mom. It was her first driving trip to Atlanta. Georgia. She was very nervous because my Dad was usually the chauffer, and she did it with grace even though it poured down rain on us most of the night! We were going to see a musical at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. My favorite venue and dream theatre. The bill was either Thoroughly Modern Milly or ironically Singing in the Rain, I don’t recall, but do remember it was of a happy tone.

The event was a blast, and it was time for the common late-night dinner after the performance. We cruised down Peachtree to find an open sign at Huey’s, at that time an eclectically decorated New Orlean’s Style Cafe. It changed owners several times throughout our years in the city, but the first times there were our favorite.

Outdoor patios are always a pleasure, especially with Louis Armstrong playing in the background. Let’s not bypass the crazy and scrumptious menu these guys served. Cakes as high as a small mountain upon entering, hot dogs served with utensils, and let’s not forget the beignets with praline sauce. Yum. We always set out to try new things but ended up with the trusty standby. Po-Boys with shrimp, crispy chicken fingers, and my first introduction to cinnamon in my coffee.

Most of all were the decor. It was so stunning to a creative person of my age. The walls had no bare spots. From masks to feathers, to photos and more, it was a candy shop to my eyes. That’s I spotted the star of my story, the lady on the purple shirt. She was bright and exotic, and a world of color and happiness to represent our memorable trip together. Most of all. she was a gift from Mom.Image of New Orleans

If you have a T-Story you’d like to share, let us know!

Thanks for reading and feel free to share your love of color, design, and memory.

 

~ McGlamorous

www.mcglamorous.com

Parting the Red Sea :: Art and the Color Red

Parting the Red Sea :: Art and the Color Red

As an artist do you ever ponder working with the color red? I ask this due to past experiences with the hue. For many years this color has plagued me when I tried to assemble jewelry, draw, or craft. Paintings would not come together as if I were fighting a bull in the ring. I could feel anger and almost panic as I tried to stay calm. Beads would fall off and not string with ease. If you commissioned me to do red, I would run!

This year has been a differentImage of Cardinal Painting event, however. I ask myself what changed and why. After a sudden move from my place of residence, I have been temporarily living with the gasp-a red wall! I have to admit that it looks great in the video and can see contrasting artwork hanging on it in my mind, but I secretly worry still that it annoys people when I am in video meetings.

Maybe I have come to an agreement with red, which I am glad about. The first thing that comes is of course the parting of the red sea and what that symbolized. Divide. Forgiveness, yet strength in the power of blood. Parting to bring others to safety. It can irritate you, or not. It is used in so much fashion and apparel, representative of love or anger, as seen in the great sport of bullfighting. Lady in Red. And on and on. Image of Vintage Shirt

So that brings me to the pleasant conclusion of how I have been a friend to “Red” lately and have been successful in the assembly of many new pieces of McGlamorous jewelry. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what better timing than so to work on producing beautiful pieces made with love.

Some new pieces include large hearts, teddy bears, white hearts, as well as hearts in other colors, kitty cats, and more. Even a sweet new unicorn graces the floor.

Image of Heart NecklaceJewelry is such a great trinket of love and that is why I enjoy making it. Each piece stands for a story that can be shared and passed along for years to come. I’m glad working in red can help bring this joy to everyone that experiences it.

 

McGlamorous

 

 

 

We Won ! ! ! :: Poshmark’s Heart and Hustle Grant

We Won ! ! ! :: Poshmark’s Heart and Hustle Grant

Yay….Yay…Yay..did I say Yay?

Gosh, I can’t express how good this feels to win my first business grant. It’s my first big reward for such a careful effort to grow MCGLAMOROUS. To begin, let me say how much I enjoy re-selling but mostly creating my ideas and art to sell.

Here’s the cool deal. Poshmark holds you up to do it. In a world gone mad, they are a gust of encouraging wind in the sails of the McGlamorous ship! We have been working since 2013, even from a sickbed, sharing, giving, researching, you name it, to get it all out. This has come at the perfect timing, and with God’s help, of course.

Each seasonal cycle within the four seasons, Poshmark gives away a Heart & Hustle grant to sellers with a certain number or more of sales between periods. I thought about this, tried it the first go-round, but did not get my link correct. Disappointed, I decided to think again about entering, tried again, and got picked! The timing was just perfect, as I knew that I would be relocating my home-based business. Extra support was a true blessing, but mostly the inspiration of getting visions and dreams out there is a free-ing, wonderful feeling. Congrats to all the winners!

So what’s next?

Well…Onward! We keep creating, keep writing, keep dreaming. We are currently preparing a newsletter you can subscribe to, and are adding all sorts of different categories to the jewelry including Tropicals, Celestial, and more.

That is the wind in the sails. I just wanted to share the good news. Please pass it on, and Thank you for your business and support.

If this post has helped you in any way, please share it with others. You can also receive a $10 discount on Poshmark when you sign up using code MCGLAMOROUS, and $5 off for signing up on Kidizen with code riy3u.

All About the Share

All About the Share

 

Hi there, and greetings from McGlamorous. I felt an urge to share a short eye-opening post about Poshmark this week and so here it goes.

As I was in the yard working the other day, I was thinking about how to get my jewelry more noticed on the site without always re-listing it, and remembered something smart. Putting your best items at the top can assure you that your latest listings get shared after you share another seller’s profile. The items will be first when they click your profile, and most people on Posh are great about sharing back. I tend to share three items per one of mine, and this is a good system to think about using too. There are plenty of sharing games that you can participate in as well, if you feel like doing this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You really do get back what you give on Poshmark. Beginning sellers can benefit from finding closets with a lower follower count And help the build their folllower list. Personally , I was so excited when I did this for a couple of years. I won the $100 reward from Posh shortly afterwards, and it felt like I had been rewarded by the heavens for doing a good deed. Answered prayer, because that is how I got my electric guitar!

For new users, this can be a good tip, plus hooking up all your sharing settings. Twitter is a greater place to share and be shared. They also have the options of Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and more. To go to these setting you can click on your profile logo to get to where you are going, as seen here ::

 

Look for your sharing settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will then take you here where you can adjust your preferences.

 

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I have enjoyed sharing for others here and getting shared! I sometimes forget to use these tools on my profile, so I thought it would be a great reminder for everyone as well. If you found this helpful, please share. It’s the best way! ❤️

If this post has helped you in  any way, please share to others. You can also receive a $10 discount on Poshmark when you sign up using code MCGLAMOROUS, and $5 off for signing up on Kidizen with code riy3u.

~ McGlamorous 

Welcoming the Fall Giveaway

Welcoming the Fall Giveaway

Welcome to the giveaway!

In celebration of the beauty of fall weather, we are giving away this colorful necklace with a similar theme. It is  handmade by McGlamorous, with natural stones and an intricate ceramic focal. Sure to go well with your wardrobe, and worn casual or evening with just a touch of Swarovski Crystal. Welcoming the Fall

Natural stones in shades of the beautiful Fall season combine with a ceramic pendant to create a simple and casual piece that can be enjoyed all season. A little splash of Swarovski adds sparkle. 17″ 1/2 in length.

TO ENTER ::

It’s simple, just visit me on Instagram and like to win. If you would love to share with a friend and subscribe to our newsletter, that would be great too. But not a requirement.

Winners will be chosen on or by October 31st, 2020.

 

Be sure to hit that share button below, and thanks for entering! Good luck!

 

~ McGlamorous

 

Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.”

 

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