Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
It's funny how one's style can change so drastically, and the way one views art and their appreciation of it. For years I only focused on creating "realistic" work, things drawn from the world around me. I was good at it, sure, but did that really constitute true art? I understand now. As with many things in my life, I've just come to understand myself better, and in turn my art has evolved. I draw from my imagination, I've developed a liking in certain types of art, and am just now discovering my true style. I'm comfortable, I'm enthusiastic, and I'm adventurous. I just want to create.
I haven't felt this free for a while.
And here are a few pieces I did, pre "artistic self-discovery." :)
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
I love snails; it's a fact. I've loved them since the day I stuck my finger in one when I was two (out of love and curiosity, of course.) And although my finger was covered in green, slimy, hard-to-scrub-off goo, snails had entered my heart as something fabulous. So after endless battles of keeping my mother from squishing them in her garden, to buying several children's books about them, to naming myself after them when I was a counselor at an elementary school nature camp, I figure doing a series out of them would be fitting. And by the way, there are many more snail stories I have to tell. Ask if you wish! :)
Snail on a Pail
And my personal favorite.... Snail on a Whale
More to come soon, of course!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I've always been fond of cupcakes, for their cuteness and yumminess alike. Lately I've been perusing the web for cupcake blogs and such, and I stumbled upon a few, but namely cupcakes take the cake. They have many gorgeous cupcakes featured, and I must admit I've become addicted to wandering their pages, and not to mention craving something sweet!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I've always been fascinated with type, but recently I've become infatuated. I often find myself browsing design and typography websites when I have more pressing matters at hand. I can't help myself though. I think it's beautiful. Obviously typography on paper is wonderful, but lately I've been coming across some great designs for the home, as well as accessories that incorporate great type. I may just need to do some DIY dabbling!
Monogram Pillowcase, $18.00, Urban Outfitters.com
Monogrammed Mug, $4.99, Urban Outfitters.com
Signature Mugs, $10.95, H&FJ
Plywood Alphabet "P," $2.99, Urban Outfitters.com
Leather bag designed By Assouline for Cole Haan, $450
Recycled Metal Letters "N," $8.00, Urban Outfitters.com
"Welcome" Coast Rack, $14.99, Urban Outfitters.com
Charlotte Ronson, Seventeen Organic Tote, $48.00, Shopbop.com
Alphabet Bag "R," $28.00, Urban Outfitters.com