Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Style Imitating Art {inspiration}: Playing Cards by Clementine Hunter


Welcome to Style Imitating Art. I hope your visit means you’re planning to join us, because we’d definitely love to have you…


Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, Kim {Fierce Fashion Blog}, and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art inspired outfits. And that Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.


This week’s image was chosen by me.


Playing Cards by Clementine Hunter

Kim chose Clementine Hunter’s oil painting because she “…think(s) it looks fun, summery and the cards almost look like fans.”

Interior of Clementine Hunter’s Home at the Melrose Plantation

Yes, that’s a big ol’ fake spider hanging on the curtain. I wish I knew the story behind the spider, but the guide was unavailable and there was no signage.

Last year, I had the opportunity to visit Clementine Hunter’s home at the Melrose Plantation and was able to take a few pictures. Being in her home was both humbling and comforting. In some ways, it looks like the typical home of any elderly African American grandma: pictures of Martin Luther King, Jr. and President John F. Kennedy adorn the walls; all the creature comforts stowed neatly on top of every exposed table and shelf, wallpaper peeling from the corners… Then, in the corner, are all of these art supplies. I could almost see her bent over the table, humming while working.


Make sure you stop by and visit my co-hosts at 14 Shades of Grey, and Fierce Fashion Blog. You’ll definitely want to see their interpretations as well.

Next week’s inspiration piece will be posted on Monday, 17 August. Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Kim at by Tuesday, 25 August and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 26 August.

You don’t have to have a blog to join, you can share your images on Instagram as well! Just tag Kim, Salazar, and me or use the hashtag #StyleImitatingArt so we know you’re there. We’d love to see how you interpret the inspiration piece.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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For more stylish inspiration, check out the following linkups:

Where I Co-host

  • Ageless Style – Ten women, over the age of forty, prove that style is ageless. First Tuesday of the month.
  • Fab Forties – Six bloggers, over the age of forty, show they’re still fabulously fashionable. First Monday of the month.
  • Style Imitating Art – Style inspired by pieces of art. Every other week.

Other Linkups

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