The Sketch Book

Angelberry Organics

Introducing the Angelberries, Christine and Kelsey! These two lovely ladies are the founders of Angelberry Organics, a line of natural, organic mineral cosmetics and now the proud owners of my newest About Page sketch. I am becoming something of an About Page guru.

Christine and Kelsey worked with me to style this sketch using each of their unique styles. Christine described herself as “more Marilyn than Jackie” and Kelsey said she is “definitely a prep”… what do you think, did I capture them? We also made sure to style their outfits using the Angelberry Organics signature colors – black and red.

Happy weekend!

Candice and Hank

Happy Wedding Day to Candice and Hank!

This handsome couple is celebrating their wedding today at the Oheka Castle, here in New York. Here’s the illustration I created for their Save The Date…

They couldn’t have a more beautiful day for a celebration. The sun is shining and fall is in the height of it’s glory. Congratulations you two!

Loren Hope illustrated

If you follow me on instagram then you already know about my love affair with Loren Hope jewelry. Not only is she an inspiring fellow female entrepreneur and a wonderful friend, but her designs are my very favorite costume jewelry and my go-to pieces when I am dressing up.

Loren asked me to sketch pieces from her newest collection and some of her iconic pieces too. Her new fall/winter collection is inspired by the beauty of the galaxy and all things celestial, with a very moving story behind this cosmic design asthetic honoring her loved ones. Read about it in her new lookbook!

Loren and I are working on turning this collaboration into stationery for her. This kind of project reminds me why I love my job. Partnering with true talent makes your own light shine a little bit brighter, don’t you think?


season of change

This morning I woke up feeling like I’d been set free. This may or may not be because I finally summoned the courage to quit my Equinox membership. Saving future child’s college education fund in the process.┬áBut, more importantly, I felt free artistically. I’ve been feeling trapped and anxious about my career and my art for a few months now. Like I’ve lost touch with why I illustrate the way that I do. Commission work keeps flooding in, keeping me busy and focused on making progress, but blocking out my personal creativity almost entirely.┬áThis little voice in my head has been whispering to me to try something different, but another voice snapped right back that I might not be good at something different. This voice battle has been tormenting me all summer. But this morning, finally, the adventurous voice won out and something felt different.

I took a different route to work, stopped in a brand new coffee shop and when I got to the studio, I sat down and sketched this pencil drawing. It was very liberating! And even more liberating to post it here, baring my crude portraiture skills for you to see, realizing I don’t have anything to lose by changing pace once in a while.

Which leads me to another change I want to share.

The LASH WEAVE.

It has changed my life. Have you all ever tried it? I mean, it is the primary reason why I had to quit my gym membership (you have to pay for each lash in gold bars) But, so worth it.

I lay on a table for two hours, TWO HOURS, think how many commissions I could have gotten done in that time… and when I sat up, my eyelash professional had affixed hundreds of perfectly placed individual lash bouquets into my natural eyelash line making me the most radiant version of myself I have ever known.

If you’re considering an adventure in beauty enhancement, I wholeheartedly endorse the lash weave… as well as taking a different route to work one in a while. It’s a new season, full of possibility, both for my eyelashes and for the art I want to make.

October

Time to change the calendar again! And this month is brought to you by my love of J.Crew!

October girl is so fall cozy with her layered fall patterns and textures and obedient doxie, I need to catch up with her. I’m still in my warm weather wardrobe – trying to wear the darkest colored of my summer clothes for a little longer. Maybe this weekend I’ll take the plunge.

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