***Update! I posted this on Illustration Friday because I thought it fit the bill. This piece is a bit abstract for me. I thought of all the little circles as bits and pieces of our lives. Fragments of all the things that should, in theory, make us HAPPY! ***So today was my day to play. And play I did. Not that I didn't do all those pesky necessary things like paying bills, dishes, and laundry, because I did that too. But, I also marked several fun things off my "to do" list as well. I finally booked my flight to Seattle for April. Hooray. Then I spent a bit of time writing a little bio about myself for an exciting market I'll be participating in next month. More on that later. And I sourced out new furniture for Ava's wee lil' room. She's ready for a toddler bed, out with the changing table as well. Her room is tiny, only 9x10, so I want to do something really fun in there. I'm thinking a vintage/modern look.
Can you tell that looking at lots of mod textiles and mid-century furniture has influenced my art lately? I just love the fresh and cheerful vibe from that era. So I'm scouring Ebay for lots of cool stuff. I've found alot of inspiration over at Ohdeedoh, Apartment Therapy's baby blog. There's also lots of cute baby goods to be found on Etsy, such as this little blanket from QuiltBaby. And of course there's about a million little mobiles, pillows, and softies that I'd love to scoop up there as well. So anyway- after all that I created the little flower child piece above, entitled "Be Happy". A perfect reminder to put a smile on your face spread the joy!
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Oh! and one more thing for all my artistic friends dropping by...I was recently asked to do an image for a photo studio, that would be reproduced on their promotional material. The client asked for the image to be exclusively for their use only, and mentioned that they might possibly want to digitally rework the image to suit a boy or girl. I had no idea how to deal with this request, and unfortunately replied to the client before I had received any good advice. Then the very talented Jerry Lebo, from sixtyminuteartist replied to an email I sent him, and furthermore, wrote a very informative post on the matter, which you can view here. Very sound information, definetly worth hopping over there for a quick read!