It’s true, I’m a lipstick fanatic. No matter what you’re wearing, a bold lip can take your look to the next level. It’s one of those power cosmetics that gives you confidence as you glide it on… even if you’re not wearing any other makeup.
My current summer lipstick obsessions (clockwise from top):
Technology has always been intriguing to me… and I’m constantly inspired by the digital world we have quickly adapted to. Of course things change quickly these days, and a lot of us drag our feet when it comes to change. I’ll admit, I do get a tiny bit frustrated when I update my computer… only to find out the latest greatest computer is coming out two months later. Although, most of the time I’m excited about change. I welcome change because it keeps things exciting. It keeps you fresh and on your feet, constantly searching for new ideas.
As an artist, it’s important to remember to hit the refresh button once in a while. Whether new ideas thrive or fail, art needs to evolve as you grow. I feel this way every few months, and I love that technology gives me the opportunity (and sometimes forces me) to evolve my work. I’m really into Instagram Videos right now. I’m completely fascinated by the challenge of being creative with it… and seeing how other’s will use it. What do you think?
There’s something about being home in the South that inspires me. It’s rejuvenating to be surrounded by nature, listening to the great outdoors and stargazing at the midnight sky. As they say, time slows down in the South… and it brings me back to my days as a little girl.
I’ve always found it a little funny how growing up I used to see fireflies, rollie pollies, grasshoppers, and butterflies so frequently… playing with them used to entertain me for hours! As I’ve grown, those small friends have become rare sights (especially since I live in the Boston). Being in Georgia reminded me to keep my eyes open, and see the world as a little girl again. Those things are still there, we just have to look for them. Fireflies were one of my favorite things about growing up in the country, and it was magical to see them twinkling all around me just the other day…
The idea of “portal portraits” has been stuck in my head for weeks now. It all started at a friends party. He gifted me one of his cleverly hand illustrated posters rolled into a tube, and I jokingly began taking ‘poster portraits‘ of my friends… pointing my camera through the poster roll capturing different facial expressions of each friend. I’ve been thinking about this more and more over the past few days… and it led me to Fashion Portals. Imagine being taken on a magical journey through the world of fashion viewing moments only through portals…
This week I’m heading to a friend’s wedding in Puerto Rico, and decided to give Rent The Runway a shot. I wanted something light and elegant… and once I saw this mint Catherine Dean Godiva Gown, no other option could compare. I can’t wait to get it in the mail tomorrow. Have you ever tried Rent the Runway?
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.
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.
A quick moment to herself backstage.She’s got other things on her mind.
I love solitary moments. Some of my best ideas come from time spent on my own. It gives me time to let my imagination run WILD… and really get in a zone. Those moments inspire me!
Do you ever have times like that?
On a different note, lately I’ve been challenging myself to create more original art (notice a mirror theme lately?). I’ve gotten too comfortable with painting pretty editorial shots, and it’s time I start using my own imagination to share my vision with you!
I’ll try to mix in a few more of these here and there…. so let me know what you think!