Today is the officially the most beautiful day of 2012 so far. Spring is definitely springing up all around us. If I wasn’t sitting at my computer writing emails I’d want to be walking the breezy streets of the city wearing something like this!
A recent commission that I thought you all might like. This is painted from a snapshot taken in Paris. It was hard to work though my jealousy over the fact that they are in Paris AND carrying Celine but I somehow pulled it together long enough to paint. The girl carrying that enviable Celine bag, the glamorous Methayelle, has a lovely tumblr blog. You should follow!
That’s Lauren M. Hughes to be exact. She’s a writer, blogger and now a proud owner of a freshly water colored “from the desk of” portrait courtesy of moi. The artwork is now displayed on her blog header so go take a look!
Lauren and I worked together to create an illustration that captures her in the details – from the little bulldog (shes a UGA grad) to her favorite books stacked on the desk. And if you check out her blog – a thoughtful collection of essays – you’ll see just how beautifully she writes about the details that make life interesting.
ps. thanks for all your amazing replies to my breakfast post, i had no idea my audience was full of such gourmands. perhaps we will have to discuss food much more often!
My March monthly resolution is going to be to find a breakfast that works for me.
I admit I love lavish breakfasts as much as the next pinterest member. I eat croissants like they’re going out of style. But sadly daily croissant consumption is not a sustainable plan. Not only are they overpriced and generally sold at tiny shops that demand cash only, but they are essentially devoid of any nutritional value (unless you consider butter to be a fruit/vegetable). So I’ve decided its time to reassess.
What do you all eat for breakfast? Is greek yogurt really all its cracked up to be? This month I am dedicating myself to finding the holy grail of breakfast food that tastes good enough to look forward to waking up for but is also healthy enough to become a daily routine.
I shall report back with my findings!
Have a happy March everyone!
Well, actually… she doesn’t look very happy does she? I think a better tag line here might be “have a fierce March” or “show ‘em who wears the swing coat this March”
Either way, I’m pretty excited about this this illustration, because for once its semi-on trend. Its hard to predict what will be in style for a whole month a year in advance. I painted this last May before having seen any of the spring runway shows. But her outfit is definitely giving a nod, both in sleeve design and overall cut of the coat, to the trend of the moment – the almighty peplum. I swear, there is going to be a spike in baby name popularity for the word “peplum”…. if I was having a baby right now it would be named Celine Peplum Haynes.
Anyway, I will report back tomorrow with my monthly resolution. Last month’s resolution to read the news went swimmingly. Although I must admit, I cheated. I didn’t read the news. But I have become a devotee of listening to talk radio. I realized that all the hours I spend each day painting that were once spent zoned out listening to music are now spent in the intellectually active company of All Things Considered and Talk Of The Nation. Want to talk about Mitt Romney? Or the state of genetic testing in America’s future? I am now an expert.
Ok, now get out there and shake your peplums, its almost spring!