Happy February! Or as it will now be known, croissant love month. Why not?
I really don’t know how this image ties into anything that has to do with winter or the month of February. I guess she’s wearing red for Valentine’s day. But regardless of her seasonal relevance, I really like her and her croissants.
Which is rare.
Usually I hate the illustrations I create after I finish them. I’m such a tortured artist. But I actually like her! And am pretty excited about this month!
Get out there and start the weekend right, go wild with pain au chocolat
Is there anything more idealized than the idea of strolling down the streets of the west village? The answer is no. Especially when that daydream is set to the tune of watercolor illustration.
If I had a dollar for every girl I’ve met here who said “well I first knew I wanted to move to NYC when I visited and my friends took me to brunch in the west village”… I’d be rich.
and if I had another dollar for every girl who said “and then I moved here and ended up in a fifth floor walk up on avenue B”…I’d be much richer.
When Colleen of Chintz & Swagger approached me to create this scene, I knew I had to take on the challenge.
I mean, it’s the perfect storm of a commission request. Puppy, check. Cute store front with leopard Louis XIV chairs, check, passing taxi, check. Pretty blonde interior decorator, check!
Be sure to visit Colleen’s new website, featuring my illustration and her lovely design aesthetic.
And while you’re browsing, you should also visit the Layla Grayce Backroom to see my newest monthly installation. (pictured below)
Have you met Cara of a fashion love affair? Isn’t she pretty? I am so happy to be discovering all these new bloggers! Especially ones with amazing hair…
And speaking of love affairs, have you all seen my newest valentine’s card?
I think it’s my favorite yet because I got to try my hand at more watercolor script. Keeping an even balance of water/paint/pressure through the full stroke of each letter is actually pretty tricky. I think that when I grow up, I want to be a calligrapher.
Still freezing here in NYC. Wouldn’t a gray furry coat and pink hat be a cute way to ward off the arctic temperatures this weekend? I got inspired by this image while reading all my favorite blogs’ weekend-themed posts.
Also, that is my standard walking procedure for sub twenties temperatures. Head down, power walk. Get out of my way, I am taking no prisoners.
ps. buy a print!
It is currently ten degrees here in NYC but with the windchill it “feels like two degrees”
I never understand that differentiation. Isn’t the temperature always what it “feels like”? Why else would we want to know what the temperature is but to better comprehend what it will feel like outside?
So there you go. 2 degrees outside today and here’s a sketch in my new sketchbook of my giant new earmuffs and an inspirational quote to help you embrace and reach your full earmuff potential.
Dream big, muff big, stay warm.