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Megan Whitemarsh embroidery + a reminder of Takashi Iwasaki and my little sewings

Megan Whitemarsh embroidery

I recently discovered THE COVETED an inspirational, fun, and stylish blog. Maybe I should be more methodical in my blog collecting because I can’t remember where. Nonetheless, this one is a keeper. It’s definitely one of my new daily reads. Jennine posted some fun and beautiful embroidery by Megan Whitemarsh that caught my eye and my desire, reminding me of my post on Takashi Iwasaki where I threw in my own little abstract fabric sewing collages that were also posted on Craftzine. I think I need to buy one from each of them. I can’t wait to get an apt. in Brooklyn where I might have enough wall space to feature my new Fifi print and some embroidery illustrations by Megan and Takashi. If you want to be in the know, check out THE COVETED.

Tues. I’ll post some illustrations of mine that just got published at an online magazine as well as my drawing a day (Drawmo!) drawings from December 1st-now.

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Drawmo!

overcoat girl illustration

Drawmo! is a group blog/flickr stream started by India Amos. You can join and post a drawing every day, giving you the venue and impetus to challenge yourself to draw draw draw. I don’t know about you, but I’m taking the challenge. A drawing a day? I can do that!

I found out about Drawmo! when they linked to some drawings I posted about earlier. I’m starting first thing in December and plan to do a solid month straight.

In the meantime, I’m working on my portfolio and doing more illustrations. Some are about to be published in an online magazine. I’ll let you know when that happens.

How do you like this one? It’s super 80’s.

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Capturing light

bathing cap girl on the beach at sunset illustration

lens flare- reeds on the pier

I’m so fascinated by light. It’s quite difficult to capture. Whenever I find an artist who does it so well (Spencer Finch and Philippe Rahm for two), I’m blown away. In my own work and play I try to explore light and the feeling or mood it can evoke. The illustration above is another one I’m working on to build up my new illustration portfolio. I want to evoke the feeling of the end of a summer day. The photos of the sun and reeds I took on Sunday while strolling with my husband and pooch in Piermont, NY. I love the way the little tufts on top of the reeds were illuminated by the sun.

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Moleskine Project

SKETCHBOOK-cupcake hat

I just submitted a little drawing I did (and once posted on Maquette) to Moleskine project. They posted it and selected it to be part of the favorite’s section. How nice. I think sketchbook drawing is where the imagination can run wild…or silly as it may be.

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