SIA: Leap Year Frog

It’s time for a new Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, and this week’s curator is Erin from Loop Looks, our new SIA co-host! Since Erin’s first choice falls on Leap Day, she wanted to pick something that connects with the event.

Erin found this oil painting by Delilah Smith, a Michigan-based artist, titled Leap Year Frog. Here’s a detail of the painting below (click the screenshot to view the entire painting):

Detail of 'Leap Year Frog' by Delilah Smith

Detail of ‘Leap Year Frog’ by Delilah Smith

The title is spot-on perfect, and as the artist relates:

“Leap year only come every 4 years so you need to celebrate if you finally get to have a birthday party or ask the one you love to marry you girls.

According to legend, girls can propose to their boyfriends on February 29th. So my little frog has gotten up the courage to make the leap.”

Of course, I’m now also thinking of the Amy Adams romantic comedy Leap Year and how to pair red and green together without looking Christmas-y. There are also tones of grey, brown, and yellow in the painting that I could mix in. Or maybe I’ll just take pics with a martini… 😉

So how do you participate in SIA? All are welcome to join in, bloggers and non-bloggers! Just send a pic of an outfit inspired by this week’s artwork to this week’s curator, Erin at looplooks@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is next Monday, March 7, and Erin will post the round-up on her blog, Loop Looks, shortly after.

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3 thoughts on “SIA: Leap Year Frog

  1. Mike

    Yes, I love hearing about urban legends and other stories that are believed to be true. 🙂 And I must admit that I never heard of this one before this challenge.

    Reply

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