Wednesday, September 17, 2014

when the universe redirects you through the paint aisle....

Sometimes you just have to listen to what the universe is telling. And when you get herded through the paint aisle at the hardware store (I was just there for a light bulb) and there's a crazy sale that just might mean you should go for it. I've been dreaming about and lusting over rich velvety black walled spaces forever but never went for it because there wasn't a right space. But when I saw that paint sale I knew just what to do.
And in one night, for under ten bucks, my pink princessy closet (which I had been feeling a bit tired of) went from this:



to this! I used chalkboard paint in classic black (not intending to draw on the walls per say but it has the most excellent coverage) and it only took two coats both of which dried remarkably fast (about a hour!) I haven't had a chalkboard wall since I was fourteen so it's amusing to see how different this iteration is may years later. I can't wait to put everything back into the space, it's like a glamorous jewel box in there now, and it turns out pretty much everything looks lux against this backdrop.







Thursday, September 11, 2014

in the studio

This is what the big wall in my studio looks like right now. I like to hang things up as I'm working, so that I can see my progress and whatnot. Of course in this case it has begun encroaching on the photo strips to the right but it seemed it just couldn't be wrangled.
Not 100% sure what this series is due to become, though I've loosely been calling it "collections" if that makes any sense. It is fun to focus on drawing something in a group. Also very much enjoying the pen and ink illustrations because now I'm to the extra fun part where I get to work into my very one custom coloring book! Or at least that's what it feels like to me. Here's a few bits of some of the pieces. 





Monday, September 8, 2014

productivity sometimes equals less photos

Since I have been busy and getting lots of work done these last few weeks, it means that there have been a lot less small side projects and also a lot less photographing of projects to share. Thus less things to look at here. This small peek below is all that I can show right now, a tease until some further choices are made and the design or designs go forward.

Other than that, there has been a bit more birthday celebration and some fun outfits inspired by back to school (just because I'm not headed back to school, per say, doesn't mean I can't dress/pack my lunch/ bring an apple as if I am) so here's a bit of all that.