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

Style Imitating Art Inspiration: The Counting Lesson by Albert Huie

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Welcome to Style Imitating Art. I hope all is well with you and that you’re having a stylish 2021 so far. Friday afternoon, I got the opportunity to model a couple of outfits for a local boutique. You can see one of the outfits here. I’ll share more about the experience in a later post.  I spent the rest of the weekend nursing one of the worst headaches I’ve had in a long time. I’m better now, but *whew* I’m happy that’s over.


Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, Terri {Meadow Tree Style}, 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. Participants submit their art inspired outfits with the curator by 10 PM Tuesday and, that Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.


This week’s image was chosen by me. I chose this painting because there are so many options for colors and patterns: blues, greens, reds, and pinks with polka dots, tapestry, and stripes. I also just like the image of a young girl learning to count. You can just see the focus in her eyes.


The Counting Lesson by Albert Huie

February is Black History Month, so, it only seems fitting that the first inspiration piece is by a Black artist. One of the founding tutors of the Jamaica School of Arts and Crafts, Albert Huie was a Jamaican artist who exhibited around Jamaica and the United States. As a painter, he was known for his landscapes, but often painted portraits as well. Influenced by Rastafarianism, Garvyism, and cultural nationalism, many of his paintings expressed sociopolitical themes and showed images of manual labor. To learn more about Huie, click here.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at by Tuesday, 9 February and I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 10 February.

You don’t have to have a blog to join, you can share your images on Instagram as well! Just tag Salazar, Terri, and me or use the hashtags #TeamLOTSStyle and #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

  • 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.

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