Monday, August 21, 2017

Fashions and Fashion Police

I recently added a game app all about fashion, creating your own looks and competing against other fashionistas around the world.

Oh my! I am so addicted to this game! My husband says it is a natural for me, and just feeds into an addiction I already have.
He's prob'ly right, not that I admit to it!

Which brings me to the subject of Fashion Police.
I think we need a mandatory class taught in all schools at the Elementary level, and again at the High School level about Fashion. What we wear, and what does it say about us?
In my dreams, I know.

Seriously though, how many times have you been at a store and thought "I wonder what made her decide to wear That in public?!".
"Does he even own a mirror?"
"I would be so embarrassed to go anywhere with him (or her) in that outfit!"

I feel a headache comin' on.

Insert choice of photo here.             X.           As I still can't figure out how to from my iPad!

What does this have to do with trendy fashions? Apparently there are some of the above-mentioned wardrobe disasters now being created, designed, AND MARKETED to the general public now! As High Fashion! How do I know this? Because every item of clothing and accessories in my new game are available for purchase, and delivered to my door.

This makes my fun fantasy game into a potential real life nightmare. Yikes!

I feel a series of Fashion Police blogs comin' on.

So let's start with a very basic concept.


Underwear is defined as something meant to be worn under clothing. In fact your Grandma might still refer to it as your undergarments. Under is the key word here.

I don't care what color bra you are wearing. I don't want to see what type of  underwear you are wearing. The thong vs not is not a current debate burning in my mind. I don't care if you are wearing name brand briefs or WalMart special whiteys. Silk vs cotten blend? Nope, don't care.

Underwear has some specific duties:
1) protect the body from abrasions. Think riding a horse.
 2) keep body fluids on your body, not mine. Think sitting on a bus seat.
 3) holding things in place rather than flapping around. Think a plus size body jumping rope.
4) makes outer garments fit better. Think Grandma in a sheath dress with nothing on underneath.

Yet showing underwear outside the bedroom is becoming more frequent. Is this truly a progression in fashion, or are we sliding back to the Stone Age? I think you can guess my position on that!

See you next time when I will approach just what is fashion? And young vs more mature fashion choices.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fireworks and Dogs

Well, I am still figuring out how to load pictures!
In your mind, picture an antique graphic with two American flags, crossed at the poles.
 The flags are surrounded with vintage florals and fireworks.
Now you see my picture, hand picked for you!

Growing pains, bear with me.

Our dog Tyler barks at the invasion of fireworks and thunder.
These are 2 things we have no control over, 
so Tyler needs to modify his idea of what we need defending from. 
Not so simple!
A work in progress, which our neighbors have been testing us with 
almost nightly for a week or more now.

We live in an unincorporated area of the county, so fireworks are legal, 
unless the governor declares all fireworks taboo in the state due to high fire risks,
which is extremely unpopular and not good for reelection.

We live less than 2 hours from the Wyoming border, a state which apparently sells the "big" fireworks that are not sold in Colorado.
All of this means we have very large fireworks going off behind us,
 across the street and over a block.
Poor Tyler.

We are going to try a compression wrap on the Fourth I think.
(Insert diagram here of how to wrap it!)
You can purchase thunder shirts for dogs also.
The idea is that the tighter feeling (like a tight t-shirt) brings security and safety to the dog.
Let me know if you have tried this!
We'll see if it diminishes dog duties of protection too.

The sacred dog code of reason to live

til next time,

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dog Days of summer

Is it hot enough for you?

My personal heat index is rising as I try to figure out how to change blog font, text, page placement and color!!!
I change it but as soon as I type a lettter, it reverts. Grrrrrr.....

...and they said write a blog! It will be fun! Relaxing! A creative outlet!
Well, I AM feeling a bit creative...on how to scream in text!

Bear with me, I'll be fine. I am also using an IPad for the first time to blog, so perhaps that is contributing to the bugs.

We have been so enjoying the seasonal blueberries this time of year. We are trying to increase our intake of fruits and veggies. You know, that being healthy thing! I would prefer to go meatless, simply because I think it is healthier. I don't eat pork or turkey. Beef would be my next choice, but that is very hard to give up! Fish is a keeper I think.

What are you doing to try and be healthier? Drop me a line.

Here is an iris folding pattern for a strawberry.
You can find tutorials and more patterns in my past blogs.
'til next time,

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spring has Sprung and Summer is here!

The hot days of summer are here. 
Fortunately I LOVE summer and sun and all the greenery that comes with it.

We went for a drive over the weekend, up to Ft. Collins, Colorado. Moderately heavy traffic on the interstate. They are doing road construction, so everyone has to slow down and gawk, even though the workers had the day off.  Such curious creatures we are!
The weather was beautiful, the sun was shining and all the trees are leafed out. It's good to get out of the house and feel the breeze, smell the green, soak up the sun.

I hope that you can get outside today, and be reminded that God cares for you. 
til next time,

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rising above the bog

Struggling to get back in the swing of things!
I have missed my blog, and perhaps you have too! I think I want to change the focus a bit, but I am not sure how yet! Been having fun on Facebook. You should be able to find me with this:
Karen Kloberdans

I just renewed my domain name - myinkspired.
Very frustrating!!!!
I cannot find any directions on how to rework my web page
Grrrrrr. I am feeling old and rusty!

So, I put up a temporary web site that is still under construction. You can find it here:

Any-who-how, I have to start somewhere!

Now, let's try to upload a photo, shall we?

See you later!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Autumn's jewelry box with quotes

collage paper painting art doll made from all recycled junk mail

The leaves are turning shades of
golden, rust, burgundy, and purple...

As Autumn approaches
we put away our summer clothing
unpack for cooler temperatures.

We start to wear different colors
that match the season.

Here are a few Autumn jewelry choices,
taken from my treasury:

Autumn's Jewelry Box

"Pure, intense emotions.
It's not about design.
It's about feelings."

- Alper Elbaz

Carnelian & Copper "Loop de Loop" Earrings

"Style is a way to say who you are
without having to speak."

- Rachel Zoe

Huichol Beaded Flower earrings

"Fashion is a great thing,
it's a way to express
who you are."

 - Zendaya

HENNA WAVE symbol bacelet Copper shapping  - copper jewelry - wire jewelry

"Style is very personal.
It has nothing to do with fashion.
Fashion is over quickly.
Style is forever."

- Ralph Lauren

Vintage Rootbeer Amber & Dark Brown Swirl Bakelite Bangle Bracelet

Spiral Waves Adjustable Ring

"What you wear
is such an expression of
who you are."

- Diane Kruger

"I obviously have 
a great love and appreciation
 of jewelry,
thanks to my mother,
much to the dismay  of both 
my father and my boyfriends."

- Ivanka Trump

Made in Turkey Hand Made Authentic / Tribal Hand Painted Naturel Copper Earring Code: 022

Set of North African Berber Bracelets

Red and Orange Earrings. Foliage Color Earrings. Rectangular Earrings. Czech Beads Earrings. Fall Earrings. Cooper Earrings. Jewelry by Anna

"Fashion should be
and fun."
- Twiggy

"Tangerine Tango"

I hope I have inspired you a little
to search in your jewelry box
for some fun Fall jewelry!

After all, jewelry is an inexpensive way
to turn an outfit from 
to WOW!

Billboard's 4th annual

'til next time!


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Here are websites that I have found quotes on:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

shades of Autumn

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"It is far safer to wander in God's Woods
than to travel
on paved highways."

- John Muir

ANTIQUE FOLK ART Mushroom Art Country Scene Woodlands Handcarved Rustic Organic Natural Folk Art New England Rare Unusual Adirondack  Lodge
an antique dried mushroom with carved art

VINTAGE HAY HOOK Oak Handle Steel Hook 8.5" Good Grip Maker's Stamp New Jersey
vintage hay hook

With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp'd,
break free from the trees

- Adelaide, 1878 - 1914; 
from November Night

Tree Of Life Silhouette PAPER Cutout Wall Art and Home Décor ORIGINAL Design SIGNED Symbolic Art Handmade Framed One Of A Kind

Fall Photograph "Leaf Collage" Nature Photography

Ombre stud earrings, Geometrical round posts, Illustrated jewelry

"We can judge the heart of a man
by his treatment
of animals."

- Immanuel Kant

Art, Original Acrylic Painting, Cat, Female Portrait, Sleeping, 9" x 12"

Squirrel , Animal Art, print watercolor painting, watercolor paintings print art.

"Look deep into Nature,
and then you will
everything better."

- Albert Einstein

Fall Photo- 8x12 Print- Cabin in the Woods

Glass Bowl - Wildflower -  Sunshine Orange and Yellow - Custom Painted and Etched Glassware
Bird Painting,Watercolor Painting,ORIGINAL Painting,Bird Portrait,Bird Art

"If you see no reason for giving thanks,
the fault lies in yourself."

- Minquass Indian proverb

Little Orange Bird on Vintage small wooden spool pedestal decoration

Vintage 1960s Hat - Vintage Black and Copper Satin 1960s Pillbox with Feather Glenover, Henry Pollock

"Eat oranges
Hear the larks
Wait on the sun."

- John Muir

Autumn's Faire Maid
paper collage painting from all junk mail and recycled magazines

Tangerine Tango beaded necklace metal allergy free beadwoven original design netted beadwork by inkspired gift for her fashion statement
'Tangerine Tango hand beaded, original design necklace

Did you like this blog?

All the items are in this treasury list:

shades of autumn

You can find it here:

'til next time,
and on pinterest - K.Kloberdans

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it doesn't get published unless I say so: