Monday, September 26, 2011
A few weeks or so ago I recieved an email on my etsy from Blakely the curator of R.A.G.(RESIDENTS APPAREL GALLERY) asking if I would like to bring my stuff in for her to look at to include in the shop. Last week I got everything together on thursday and brought it down to hayes valley. I'd love to ask everyone to check out their site and if able maybe take a peek inside! Rag has a ton of wonderful vendors and I was hard pressed not to buy a few things right when I was setting things up. I know nothing is a sure thing, but right now I'm happy just to have had someone think my stuff good enough to place in their shop. It is a good feeling and one I hope to experience again.
In other news I just finished the first season of Downton Abbey and it was amazing! Edwardian period is one of my favorite styles to draw and I might need to include more women in period clothing on my blog and etsy shop. Maggie Smith very much deserved her emmy that she got for being in this. I love good character build up. Check it out! Its free to view until the beginning of october on PBS.com they also have frontline, nova and all other PBS shows many of them up streaming. I haven't been on netflix in a week because of it!
hope everyone had a great weekend!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I finished the ink drawing of this more then 5 months ago and it took till now to color it in. As I was about to write the description about her for etsy the soundtrack for Bram Stokers Dracula came on my itunes. Then the description I had been thinking of using seemed dull. I was remembering the scene where Dracula and Mina are enjoying their first meeting out in London. There is a panic about the escaped wolf in the city who comes right up to Dracula and Mina and he introduces them. This is that wolf. Who is now her protector. Her outfit recalled Mina's seafoam green blue gown from that scene in a way. I like this description much better then my old one. After all I'd prefer to think that Mina stayed with Dracula and had a wolf rather then married lame ol' Mr. Harker..bleh
Monday, September 12, 2011
I got hired recently to do some watercolors for someones art website that they are going to be making. I did two. This one was the more open to what I wanted to create, color scheme and subject wise. One of my favorite story books from childhood was "The Legend of the Bluebonnets". A beautiful story about a native american girls sacrifice to help her tribe in a time of sadness and lack of rain. I think I was inspired by that story with this little image. I also wanted to paint a sunset. I know that this isn't the sort of stuff I normally do, but it was fun to do something for someone that was actually narrative based in a way and not just a figure on a page.
In other news I've seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2, 3 times now and have cried each time. Already contemplating a new hp tattoo to go with the two I now have. Really want to get the deathly hallows symbol on my wrist. Or another of my favorite snape quotes. I'm being Bellatrix Lestrange for halloween as well, a costume that I have wanted to do for the last two years but never had the right stuff to pull it off to my satisfaction. My mom as been telling me since Bellatrix showed up on screen "You remind me of the crazy witch". Can't wait for halloween!!