I think we all wish we had more of it, right?
I love simple, clean illustrations, but layering patterns is one not-so-minimal style that I just can’t resist. Maybe it’s related to my subconscious belief (as evidenced by my closet) that stripes make everything better?
Things here have been pretty quiet lately — apologies for the crickets! Remember when I used to post everyday? Where did all that blogging time go? I’m hoping to get my schedule more organized and spend more time painting and blogging. With Glitter Guide getting busier it’s been more difficult to make time for other work, but I’m trying to remind myself that painting and blogging and learning about business and marketing are also my work! Sometime during what’s left of this year I’m hoping to roll out more products on Etsy (maybe even try to find some wholesale type platforms? or license designs?) and thoroughly plan out custom services and processes for working with clients, and just generally take more steps towards illustrating full time and finding a rep. Hold me to this, ‘k guys?
Ever since Caitlin’s wedding was inching closer (congrats to her!) I’ve been getting some emails requesting a wedding logo design similar to the wreath I painted for her. While I’m keeping that particular design exclusive to Caitlin, I have made some equally pretty wreath options and they are now available via Etsy! You can choose black or white, and include the bride’s and groom’s first initials and wedding date — it’s a digital file, so you can just print out a logo on whatever wedding materials you want to customize!
Expect to see plenty more floral designs soon, since I’ve redeveloped my passion for painting plants. It’s always nice, since I don’t have to try and think of what to paint — it’s very similar to when I go through a phase where yogurt always sounds good and I never have to figure out a meal.
Unrelatedly, can you believe it’s October? Because I seem to recall January – August being just yesterday. Meanwhile West Elm has moved beyond embracing fall and is now stocking Christmas decorations — and they have been since sometime in September. I’m going to Palm Springs tomorrow where it will be 98ºF. I’ll leave you to think about the juxtaposition of those statements for awhile and what it means for our society.
I re-purposed a recent Watercolor Wednesday piece to make some yummy frozen designs. It may be officially fall, but in San Francisco we still have at least a month of popsicle weather ahead of us!
Months ago my very (very) kind friend Ana agreed to meet me in Chinatown at 6:30 am to take some photos. Obviously a great setting, model, and lighting all added up to more than a few gorgeous pictures, but last night while flipping through old files I came across some of that day’s rejects. Both of these photos are “mistakes” — blurred, or not focused on the correct object. At second glance, I think they’re better that way. Score one for open mindedness!
I posted a process photo of these pink apples awhile back, but forgot to ever show you the finished product! It’s now available in my shop, conveniently (and coincidentally) in time for fall. Be forewarned, it will leave you wanting apples. Good ones, not mealy red delicious from Safeway.
I have a handful of posts I want to share here, but things have been busy lately between my regular work with Glitter Guide plus the addition of fashion week in NYC currently, as well as with Studio DIY and additional work for her eHow posts. Hopefully I’ll soon have a chance to finally getting around to posting something other than (quick + easy) new product posts! Other than that, I’ve primarily been running and binge watching Arrow. That said, I really want to devote some time to developing new prints and stationery in the near future (and also to watching more Arrow and the rest of the CW lineup) — be sure to let me know what you’d like to see and I’ll make a note next time I pick up a paint brush in my spare time!
Summer is unofficially over, and I won’t lie — I’m looking forward to relief from high temperatures, and the chance to step into my favorite boots. But ice cream cones? I will never be ready to say goodbye to ice cream. You can find this print over on Etsy!