TINY DANCER

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Much like my previous paintings within puddles of paint, I took the fantasy one step further to create ballerinas within the two tones of paint. There’s something beautiful about working in such a simple form…Watch her come to life below.

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Beautifully Organized

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One of the most important parts of what I do is keeping myself organized. Handling every aspect of business can be daunting if I’m disorganized… from deadlines, meetings, personal projects, keeping track of expenses and taxes… it makes my head spin just thinking about it! Which is why I rely heavily on a handy notebook and pen (as well as iCal) to stay on top of things.

While my Moleskine is ideal for quick dates and notes on the go, I like to have something a bit larger to keep track of projects in detail. I am in love with the Arc notebook system since it’s so customizable… and who doesn’t want their day to day tasks encased in black quilted patent leather? (It would look wonderful with a matching Chanel!)

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I’m home for Thanksgiving week in Georgia, so I happily settled myself in for some work at my dad’s vintage roll top desk.

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Post in collaboration with Staples.
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SEARCHING FOR SUPPLIES

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Shopping for art supplies can easily be just as inspiring as a day spent at a the MET. I could spend hours sifting through an art shop! There’s always something new to be discovered, which in turn, inspires new ideas.

Many years ago, I discovered a beautiful set of glitter… and of course, I knew I needed to incorporate it into my work. Since then, it’s been happily sprinkled over my paintings.

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I sometimes stop in craft stores to wander and search for new ideas as well, which turned me on to crystals and sequins

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You can usually only find a few crystal options in store, so I’ve turned to the web to purchase my supply. Ebay is a treasure trove for all of my favorite art supplies!

Between glitter, crystals, gold foil, and glues, I’ve created a go to list of supplies I love that you can follow here and here.

Wishing you a creative weekend!

These items were curated as part of my collaboration with Ebay. #FollowItFindIt
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NYDJ x Paper Fashion

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I recently teamed up with NYDJ (huge fan of their denim) to create a unique denim inspired illustration for these adorable wristlet beauty bags.

It’s always wonderful to see how artwork translates to product… and these will be perfect to stow my makeup in during upcoming holiday travel ;).

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Receive a Limited Edition Paper Fashion cosmetic bag with orders of $150 or more w/ code PFNYDJ at checkout on www.NYDJ.com. Supplies are limited!

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SHADOW PLAY

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If you follow me on instagram, you are well aware that I have an obsession with shadows and shadow puppets. There’s something so wonderful about the simplistic silhouettes cast onto the wall, taking on a life of their own with the right amount of imagination. It’s little things like these that inspired me as a child. I remember spending hours with my hand shadow puppet book, trying to get every figure just right.

I built a few shadow puppet ladies (which I’ll show you later on) and they took on a life of their own against the natural morning light.

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