Monday, November 17, 2014

doodles lately

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving!!  I'm getting over being sick and had also decided after Halloween that I probably wasn't was going to do any holiday drawings but then inspiration struck.
 I'm always thinking about how to improve my owls they are always evolving. Here's the latest version.(for those of you following me on instagram I apologize as this is not new for you)
late night sketch

1st attempt in color ......overall shape is too wide

I'm really happy with the version below and I kinda want to turn these into plush versions. What do you think?

so happy

I  want to draw a whole snowman family, I started with this girly one but I think the rest of the family would be fun too.

And I also have been experimenting with reindeer and leggings with winter prints on them
I thought this would make a fun plush too, the scarf would definitely be reworked be a separate piece.

And here's a close up of the snowflake print :)

And last but not least, I want to rework this little one for the winter holidays

And of course I have more ideas, so many ideas so little time. I hope to add some of these to my society6 shop soon :) What have you been working on lately?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Inspired by Mary Katrantzou

I've been meaning to post for a while, I've been distracted with doodling and instagram. I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the one lovely blogger questions, I really enjoy the blogger community and the bloggers I nominated, thanks for your interesting and inspiring posts.  :)

I have admired Mary Katrantzou for a while now, she is known for her awesome use of patterns, she uses prints as a sort of optical illusion to accentuate the curves of the body. I love to see how every season she builds on the last and always takes it to a new level.
A look from her 2014 resort collection

I love the large scale jewels and different colors as a pattern (Spring 2014)

 I absolutely fell head over heels when she took her patterns to a new place with letters and lace in her Resort 2015 collection

I was kinda wondering how long it would take the trendy stores to hop on her pattern and print trend. When I saw this awesome skirt in a large scale jewel print very similar to hers at H&M, I thought  it was awesome but where would I wear it? It would be good for holiday parties but it's pretty flashy. I'm still on the fence about it.

Then I heard about her collaboration with Adidas!!!! This is the most excited I've been about a designer collaboration in years. I live in sneakers and love fun patterns so it doesn't get much better than this for me.  Mary's Adidas collection comes out mid November.

photos from

I'm pretty sure the sportswear trend is here to stay for a while. Who are you inspired by lately? What designer collaborations are you excited about?

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