A quick sketch brought to life.
A quick sketch brought to life.
As you know, I’m quite the snow fanatic, so it seemed only fitting to capture the beauty of the Blizzard of 2013 in illustration form. One of my favorite (and most beautiful) areas in Boston is Copley Square. The Old South Church’s architecture is enough to make anyone ooh and ahh! I took a long and freezing walk to Boston from Harvard Square the morning after the blizzard, and oh… it’s a walk I’ll never forget! There were almost no cars in sight, and just a few scattered people (some on skis). It made for the most picturesque Boston I’ve ever seen. It was such a perfect day.
I’m sure I littered everyone’s instagram feed with more than enough snow photos… which brings me to the giveaway! I’ve taken a photography class here and there, but I’ve never really learned the in’s and out’s of the art. Capturing moments via photo is something I’m nearly as passionate about as illustrating, in fact, they go hand in hand. The same way illustration captures a moment… it’s about finding and seeing that unique moment.
This March I’m taking the Camera Ready Bootcamp here in Boston. I’m excited to learn how to use an SLR, and give my iPhone camera a rest (yes I take every single photo you see on my blog with my iPhone!). We’ll be spending the day learning the basics of the camera, shooting techniques, and editing tricks. The girls over at Camera Ready are going to giveaway a spot to their class to one of you! Check out the class description to see if it’s something you’d be interested in here.
Post an instagram with the hashtag #CameraReadyBoston to show us what sort of photo subjects interest you and tag @paperfashion and @blogalacart.
For a double entry, make sure to like Camera Ready on facebook.
We’ll notify the winner via email on Monday, February 18th.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
The best part of December is having a million reasons to dress up, right?!
The first dress I chose was the Boutique by Jaeger Chloe Bow Back Dress with an open back bow detail. The perfect dress to wear to Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker (which has the most stunning new costumes this year!). Next, I chose the ASOS Midi Dress with Holographic Embellishment, because we all know I love sparkle! This one is my absolute favorite, and more than perfect for New Year’s Eve. Last, but not least, I chose the ASOS Pencil Dress In Wiggle Shape And Spot Print… which is perfect for a fancy dinner out with friends or family. If you haven’t tried the Dessert Buffet at the Four Seasons in Boston… it’s well worth the trip!
Which dress is your favorite?
Post sponsored by Lucky Magazine & ASOS.
Maybe it’s because I grew up in the south… but I can’t get enough of snow. It’s always been so magical to me! I remember not being able to sleep as a kid if there were as much as flurries in the forecast… it felt like Christmas!
I’ve lived in Boston for four years now, and the enchantment of snow has yet to wear off. It’s one of the most peaceful things to wake up before dawn, or go out late in the night to walk in fresh snow.
Lucky for me, we have snow in the forecast today… and hopefully many more this winter!
Do you guys love snow as much as I do?
P.S. I found the most gorgeous acrylic paint yesterday (used on the curtain above). It’s called Pearl Mica Flakes.
Don’t forget, it’s election day!
iPhone case available here ($5 off promotion till Sunday!).
Luckily, Boston didn’t get get too hard by Hurricane Sandy… but the rest of the east coast wasn’t quite as fortunate. Hope everyone is safe and well!
It seems I’ve got a thing for red lately!
When you open a box of new heels…
and wouldn’t it be grand to open a pair of these!?
It seems like I have a dance theme lately…
Sometimes when I start painting with no particular idea in mind… things like this happen. She’s a little spooky, but I kind of like her!
P.S. thanks to the instagram-er who suggested I add glasses to her! perfect touch.
“Simplicity is not a simple thing.” – Charles Chaplin.
It’s fun to re-imagine things in different ways. Simplifying things is not always easy, but I love how quirky and clever things can be when you see them simply! Go out and try it.
I randomly started painting these yesterday… and got carried away! Definitely some of my simplest paintings- but so much fun.