Plenty of beautiful things from lately. Grace and the Heart adventures with my besties, sneak peek at a fashion photoshoot I just shot for my friends final collection (more on that real soon!), and lots of things to spend days in the sun thinking about. How great is the ‘a beautiful mess’ app for photos?! And how beautiful is my little god daughter to be?! Despite a lot of changes lately, I like finding myself again in amongst everything that happened this year. And I like finding that I’ve learnt a thing or two. Now that can’t hurt.
Introducing my new room. It’s finally all done and dusted! I’m so in love with it and the way I feel more like myself there now. It’s a step in the right direction of changes I want to make to my life. There has come this time where I feel that everything good and artistic and romantic that I hold dear has to start to have a place. I spend so much of my time on these beautiful ideals and notions of love that it becomes difficult to find perspective. So my new room is the place for these things, and on here of course. Now that I have my workspace back expect lots of new drawings coming soon!
Time and time again I come back to the Great Gatsby for inspiration. It all started a few years ago when I read the book after hearing that Carey Mulligan was going to be playing Daisy. Then I painted this…
This has proved to be one of my most successful pieces to date in the shop. The original sits on my desk right by my side as I work, and serves to remind me what a turning point it made for my art. There’s something about her and her expression that I just connect with.
So for now here’s a quick painting from the trailer! And although I now have to wait until 2013 to see this film, these beautiful images will keep me inspired!
PS… Hope you all like my blog’s little makeover! <3
New illustration from the incredible 1948 film The Red Shoes.
Earlier last year I was introduced to the beautiful sounds of Birdy. I constantly listen to her album whilst creating my art work, and her own lyrics as well as those from her album of covers always inspire me.
‘Just a Game’ Lyrics from The Hunger Games Soundtrack.
Words to Skinny Love by Bon Iver (another of my favourites)
Apologies for not posting every day this week, I’ve had some days off to celebrate my 21st birthday! I took a trip to London to visit the Wallace Collection. It’s by far one of the most beautiful galleries I’ve ever been to! Here’s some of my favourite works held there…
Fragonard’s The Swing
Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour
Fragonard -The souvenir
Mademoiselle de Camargo Dancing – Lancret
Francesca da Rimini – Ary Scheffer
Gainsborough – Mrs Mary Robinson
I recently watched the BBC’s newest version of Great Expectations. Whilst I struggled to appreciate the book fully years ago at school, I always loved the descriptions of the tragic Miss Havisham, and Pip’s unrequited love for the cruel Estella….
“I saw that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost its lustre, and was faded and yellow. I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose, had shrunk to skin and bone.”
Chapter 7, Great Expectations
Images from the BBC Version, the 1946 version and the up and coming adaptation by Mike Newell.
Expect some drawings soon!
Veronica Lake, Greta Garbo, Film Noir and more…