I know. You’re freaking out. I am too.
There’s copper pots AND a cavalier AND blue gingham AND wine AND she looks just like you!!!!
This was just one of those sketches that I knew – before the paint had dried – that I was going to love. It has only happened about ten times in my life. I usually find a reason to pick apart everything I paint, but I really like this one!
Shannon Ables of Simply Luxurious Life commissioned this lovely piece as well as this, and this and this. She has such good taste, right?
Hope you are preparing your favorite old recipes and stretchiest pants for a relaxing week of being grateful!
If you’re looking for a little light reading about… yes, you guessed it… me! Head on over to the Levo League site to read today’s Beyond the Pencil (Skirt) article about Inslee By Design
I love bridal portraits. Have I mentioned this lately? Love them. This one was one of my recent favorites. Congratulations Julia, I hope the day was as beautiful as you are!
How fun is this!? Piperlime has launched a new holiday product called the OMGift. It’s a carefully curated, wrapped box filled with amazing little gifts and my 2014 calendar is one of them!
It’s like a birchbox for giving presents, genius right? There’s one for the hostess, for the office pal and for your BFF. And while my calendar is obviously the perfect gift for these three (and all other) categories, you can find it in the Office Pal box.
What do you say, pretty neat right? It’s just another example of what having zero PR can get you. Just keep working hard, doing what you love and a brief ten years later, one of your products will be included in a small group of products featured on a nationally acclaimed shopping site for a limited time only. Total fairytale rise to stardom, I know. I’m blowing up right now… People often say things to me like “you are blowing up right now” and I always chuckle inside because if someone from the past heard that, they’d go hide behind something to avoid the impending explosion.
I’m also chuckling because, “blowing up right now” is such an exaggeration. Blowing up is what Skinny Girl Margaritas did. Blowing up is One Direction, Silly Bands and SPANX tights. What I’m doing is really slowly heating to a nice rolling simmer over the course of a decade of hard work and a lifetime of sketching on scrap paper. It’s not exactly a Harvard Business School case study, but it’s a success I can be proud of.
So here’s to this latest milestone – thank you, Piperlime for this fun feature!
Last night I had the pleasure of live-illustrating at the Elizabeth Arden Holiday Showcase to help them celebrate the launch of their newest fragrance, UNTOLD.
Guests at the event sampled and compared the new fragrance with the original Red Door. The new scent has a modern, youthful feel, reminiscent of downtown New York City living while the Red Door classic scent makes you think of uptown NYC.
Each guest got to choose their style inspired by these fragrances – uptown or downtown – and then I illustrated each into a scene that captured a little bit of their style and their favorite part of NYC.
As you can see, I was pretty proud of how they turned out. The Elizabeth Arden team caught me instagramming my work!