Paris is one place I have yet to see… but trust me, it’s on the top of my list. I envision it to be the most romantic place on earth. Although, I know that the day I do find myself in Paris, it will be so much more than I ever imagined it to be.
Until then, I’m pouring through the pages of the Paris Sketchbook by Jason Brooks. It’s adorably whimsical, and filled with page after page of Parisian charm.
Head over to our Paris board, where I’m pinning with Laurence King Publishing, for a chance to win your own copy of Paris Sketchbook.
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Winner will be notified Wednesday, May 29th.
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Recently I had the good fortune of collaborating with the ever talented Jamie Beck, of Ann Street Studio, to honor amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes with LoveGold. Illustration meets photography in a most Golden sense. See more illustrations and read about the live stream gold inspired runway show over on Ann Street Studio today.
Photographs by Jamie Beck | Illustrations by Katie Rodgers for Ann Street Studio
I’ve been sketching for what seems like, my entire life. It’s something that feels natural to me. Truth is, I can barely remember a day that I haven’t sketched… or at least doodled on a receipt!
Every now and then you have a day where your sketches don’t turn out quite how you imagine them, but that’s okay. Sometimes you just have to get those awful sketches out to warm up your hand. Your sketchbook is your safe zone, a place that is your own and can’t be judged.
I want to start sharing pieces of my sketchbook with you, both the good and the not so good. It’s a different process than my final paintings… but often the most satisfying form of art for me. Sketching generates ideas.
Do you find sketching to be freeing like I do? Keeping a sketchbook is a wonderful way to look back through the years and see how you’ve developed as an artist and thinker.
Find my favorite watercolor sketchbooks here.
The moment I stumbled upon a picture of Sonam Kapoor in this D&G gown… I fell in love! A brilliant application of floral print on a gown. Worn on the Red Carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.
Gatsby, Gatsby, Gatsby! I can’t get enough. The soundtrack has unsurprisingly been on repeat.
The roaring twenties were such glamorous years… I absolutely fell in love with how they were portrayed in the most recent adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel. It was visual overload, in the best sense.
The fashions alone were enough reason to see the movie. Fingers crossed all the men out there take cue and rush to the nearest Brooks Brothers- The 20′s look is sure to make you and instant lady killer.
Besides Leo, I’m sure every lady is also dreaming of the Tiffany & Co. jewels created for the film…
The sets were extravagant… but I found myself lusting over Nick Carraway’s humble cottage in the film- I’ve added it to my recent list of dream homes!
What did you think of the movie?
Illustration above of Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, inspired by this image. Also illustrated, Tiffany’s Yellow Diamond Daisy Brooch.