“How many cares one loses when the decision is made not to be something, but someone.”
Uptown Stroll – 6″ x 12″ Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
This is the third painting in the Bethville Series. I have to admit, they make me happy!
I like that quote, too! I get up every day and decide to be happy. I try to be a good wife, a person of my word and a professional in my work. My 20 year old sign shop will never be big and fancy or make me wealthy, but I get to go there every day and do what I love. And I get to paint on the weekends! Woohoo!
Fashion designer Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France, is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits, and little black dresses. Chanel was raised in an orphanages and taught to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910. In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume and introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress.
With her trademark suits and little black dresses, Coco Chanel created timeless designs that are still popular today. She herself became a much revered style icon known for her simple yet sophisticated outfits paired with great accessories, such as several strands of pearls. As Chanel once said,“luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
Her early years, however, were anything but glamorous. After her mother’s death, Chanel was put in an orphanage by her father who worked as a peddler. She was raised by nuns who taught her how to sew—a skill that would lead to her life’s work. Her nickname came from another occupation entirely. During her brief career as a singer, Chanel performed in clubs in Vichy and Moulins where she was called “Coco.” Some say that the name comes from one of the songs she used to sing, and Chanel herself said that it was a “shortened version of cocotte, the French word for ‘kept woman,” according to an article in The Atlantic. Source: biography.com