May 31, 2008

sketchbook





May 26, 2008

alice and violet celebrate memorial day


on expired polaroid film

sketches for a new series of drawings


May 20, 2008

muslin

i think one of my favorite materials to work with has to be muslin - i love the way it looks with heat transferred drawings. i've added a few more muslin based creations to my etsy shop today and am especially excited about the antlered black swan drawstring bag.

May 19, 2008

Queen Victoria is Dead


My grandmother gave me this newspaper clipping from 1901 announcing Queen Victoria's death. I find the caption "VICTORIA, THE GREATEST OF ENGLAND'S RULERS, DEAD AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT" to be a fascinating bit of history. But the best part is the mundane series of ads on the reverse for carpets, automobile coats, furs and steamer trunks.

sketchbook


gouache painting

sketchbook


quick gouache drawings

May 18, 2008

Cranford...



The latest Masterpiece Theater production - Cranford - was utterly mesmerizing... and I am very sad that the series concluded tonight. The attention to period detail, the amazing actors, the mix of comedy and tragedy - I will miss it all. But I will especially miss the elegant melancholy of Lady Ludlow and her chic ensemble of silver and grey. 

orla kiely's stationery


I love my new Orla Kiely notebooks - I'm so glad that she is now selling a paper line.

frida in philly

I was able to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last Wednesday - just days before the show closed. It was wonderful, of course, but I especially enjoyed the above image - THE LITTLE DEER.

May 11, 2008

Actus Reus by Tamara Kostianovsky




Soft meat sculptures made out of discarded clothing at Black & White Gallery in Chelsea.

May 10, 2008

ronnybrook milk bar


great egg creams + great chalk drawings

greek and roman wing at the met





After the Courbet show, we FLEW threw the new greek and roman wing of the Met. Which is too bad, as it was stunning and the perfect place to sketch ancient statuary.

courbet at the met





We finally saw the Gustave Courbet show at the Met today and I'm so happy to have seen this huge retrospective of his work before the show closes next week. I especially liked his nudes that depicted women with body hair and skin marked by corsets — a level of realism that was highly shocking at the time. Accompanying these paintings were a selection of erotic 19th century photographs, which I found interesting, as that kind of photography was referenced in a novel that I just finished — it was set in the same Victorian time period and was called The Meaning of Night.

May 9, 2008

big fat white roses on layfayette street

i love these roses, fat as fists...

the owls


8"x10", ink + watercolor

May 3, 2008

our little trip to hudson, ny



owls + tree sketch

marie in the city


there's nothing more exciting than seeing my marie t-shirt being worn by a chic nyc stylist on a busy manhattan street!

May 2, 2008

emerging artists show




I went to a fantastic art opening in chelsea last night at the lana santorelli gallery - my favorite works were by jacob gossett, whose paintings (above) are selling fast, and jung eun park. The show is up until June 21.