Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Hi you guys!!! How was Christmas? New Years? Resolutioning much?
The good news is am drawing a lot. Really killing it. I do admit I am constantly balancing between just trying to be better and delusional perfectionism. I swear to God I feel I am walking this blade daily and to be honest I am never sure which side I am on. It might be either. I guess I'll know what it was in hindsight.
But the (arguably) bad news is that I definitely know I am not there yet. I know that there is no there there so I will accept the vicinity of "there" but I am not even close. I do realize a month and a half is not enough time to make any major change so this was, at the start, too optimistic of an expectation.
Thing is before returning to blog I would like to have a new portfolio and do it properly.
So I will leave you for a little while longer. In the meantime, enjoy one of the quick new sketches (Can I just say: boyfriend jeans and a cool blazer with sexy heels!?!? Yum!!!)
Friday, December 14, 2012
If there is something of mine you like(d) now is the chance.
Plus there is a little something extra for you guys that come from here.
If you buy 2 drawings, postage is on me. Wherever you live!
So with your order of two (and more items) just use a promotional code
Hope you find something you like.
See you soon! :-))
Thursday, December 6, 2012
So as you can see am thinking. Or to be a exact, mulling. Perfectionism is trying to sink it's claws into me and am all like "Thank you but I'll pass" and perfectionism is all like "Trust me I know what I am doing. I just want everything to be perfect. It's for your own good" and I am like "Yeah, been there done that and not much good came out of it, so I think I'll pass". I beth you thought the girl in the picture is thinking something much more romantic and glamourous. I can promise you she isn't!
Anyway, I have again taken too much on and am in a grave danger on being overwhelmed. As I've "been there done that" I want to think of a plan to make this work. Something's gotta a give and I need to come up with a workable solution.
HERE IS THE PLAN
So this is what I am thinking: I am gonna take a month off from blogging. I am going to use all the free time to draw and I'll see where this takes me. I think this is a much better option than to just go "reluctant boyfriend" on you and disappear.
Sending lots of kisses to everyone and see you on Facebook and Twitter and hopefully in one month, new and improved and ready to rock.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
As you can see I've been absent for more than a few days again. Which means I've been working. There was a deadline for a an illustration competition this weekend. It was about portraits and that is still my weak spot so I've worked really hard to make something I love. I have no big expectations but it means working on my skill and you know how greedy I am about that.
Then I did some drawings for Amelia's magazine of some male fashions which actually looked great but it turned out there was a bit of a misunderstanding there so they won't be published just yet.
Add a day job on top of that, working on finishing the blog redesign, a bit of a cold and here I am, week later and just now a new post.
To compensate here is a lot of lips from my various portrait exercises and my three favorite lipsticks: Mac Nude, Chanel Charme and TopShop Rio Rio.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I am on the lookout for my winter ankle boots. I love ankle boots.
I have a friend who lives by very strict fashion rules and she claims they fall into the Kate Moss territory*.
But as we are not in the same town at the moment I will easily lead a secret life with my new pretty booties. And skip just like the model above.
Providing I find the one's I like. And I am looking but not finding for a while now....
*Did I not mention Kate Moss territory before? Oh, sorry. Kate Moss territory is a place which contains bunch of fashion items that look good only on Kate Moss because she has this power to make anything she wears cool. Ankle boots are there because they apparently make legs look fat and no one in the world can pull them off. Except Kate Moss. And my problem is I like too many things from Kate Moss territory; for example. I like rock-chick highlights, you know the one with untouched roots. That apparently looks good and intentional only on Kate Moss. Everyone else looks like Courtney Love on a specially bad week!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
This illustration is a pretty accurate description of how I feel today although I made it on Sunday with a completely different post.
Which begs the question: Am I psychic? Or were things simply brewing in my head already on Sunday and it's just surfacing now.
The mushrooms btw are from the ones my parents brought home from mushroom picking. That's one of the perks of living in the countryside: seasonal eating is still a rule not something you need to make a conscious choice to do. But when there is mushrooms, there IS mushrooms: there is an omelet for breakfast, there is a risotto, there is pasta, sauce for the meat, omelet again and on and on in different versions. Because when you pick mushrooms and don't buy them at the supermarket, there is no 250 g version.
But I really like this feeling of being a bit more connected with everything. Of not bringing food home in plastic. There is something very right about that.