Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I found this romper on etsy this morning, which reminded me of the Miu Miu spring 2010 collection; which got me thinking about building an outfit homage to Miu Miu using only etsy finds.

Start with a bold print and a contrasting butterfly collar from modeparesseuse.

Layer it up with this printed romper, buttoned all the way up for a prim and proper look, from putonthatdress.

Grab this amazing 1980s python and leather clutch from theperiwinkleegg.

With a little DIY, vinyl swallow silhouette cut out applique, your handbag will look pretty close to the real thing.
(I couldn't find any faux snakeskin on etsy, but there's plenty of the real stuff)

In my opinion, Miucia Prada consistently makes the most covetable shoes and handbags. Just look at these things!

But! Look at what I found at fashionrerun! So close!

Again, with a little DIY, textile ink and a wee flying bird stamp found at jflairgoods, we're coming pretty close to fooling everyone!

Pattern overload!
Don't try this at home people!!!
I'm not too sure that ANYONE could pull off this outfit that I just put together. It's FAR too literal.
I think we should all just appreciate these elements separately, and NOT cram all of those patterns into one outfit!

Monday, February 8, 2010

As promised, here's an update on the series progress. I hoped to have the grizzly portrait done this evening, but I got a bit of a late start and I just could not get his little face to look right! I can't tell you how many times I repainted his nose. It just kept turning out looking like a pig snout. It still doesn't look quite right, but I know why. I drew his muzzle too long and it's throwing the proportions off. I think it's time for another scraping!

Just look at that kissy face! I've just got to do this majestic creature justice! I am determined!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I started a new series of paintings this weekend. I decided to give myself a little challenge and see if I can create a half dozen paintings by next weekend. I feel I work pretty well under pressure, and honestly, I haven't done any real body of work in years! I feel pretty good about getting back into the swing of things. I pretty much completed one (I'll probably have to do some touch-ups in the light of day, and I still have to seal the board) this afternoon. I know it doesn't look that complicated, but it's a slow and careful process.

This little guy wasn't working out according to plan. I ended up scraping his eyes off because they were placed too high on his head. It just looked wrong. I guess an afternoon of breathing in paint fumes sometimes results in poor judgement when painting in details. My eyes were just feeling too tired to continue on; and so this grizzly bear's eyes must also suffer!

We'll see how I feel with "fresh" eyes tomorrow... after a long day at work.