Friday, October 21, 2011

Daily Muse: Frida Kahlo

I really want to start a new painting... but I've had the oddest feeling lately! I'm so inpsired by artists who are unafraid to paint what they feel, and stay true to themselves. I often find myself wanting to start a new piece while trying to drown out worries of what people would think. Am I becoming the portrait only artist? What are people thinking?

"I am not sick. I am broken.
But I am happy as long as I can paint."
Frida Kahlo

Love a woman like Frida who makes you remember why not to care, and to pursue your dreams with abandon to judgement. Her pieces, inspired by her tragic life of heartbreak, accidents, and medical operations- are filled with pain. They make no appologies, and are shocking but wonderful. Here are some of her more tame peices, but please do take a look see at some of here other work. I admit I was totally confused why her paintings were so 'crazy' until I looked into her life, and now I love them. Read more about here life HERE. Be sure to check our our dear Frida.
xo and happy friday

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gold Jewerly: Pile it on

Absolutely adore these piled on looks. Too much? I doubt it... Especially the peice that looks like a spine. Amazing! I am thinking of doing a painting just inspired by these!

If you know the sources of these... please let me know! Too good not to share. xo

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Daily Muse: Gemma Ward

I just posted this on my Lovely Ugly Design, but I'm totally in love with Gemma Ward, and esp these black and whites. Oh. So. Lovely... Black and Whites: Gemma Ward by Craig McDean. Totally obsessed....

Monday, October 17, 2011

Daily Muse: David Vasiljevic

Pink flowers near my Brentwood digs and some bold color inspiration from David Vasiljevic. Brilliant! These colors are everything.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Latest Commission

Latest commission portrait! Commissioned by one of the loveliest clients far away from my home on the west coast. Being able to share my art and reach the lives of people I have never met face to face? Brilliant. It's been a long past few weeks with moving and my two openings- Very Venice Art & Design, and Whole Foods Santa Monica- and I'm ready for a weekend of relaxation. Possibly a little training for my upcoming half marathon- oh yeaaaa nearly forgot about that one.

Jessica Rae