detail of Annabelle's piece Originally uploaded by dressform.
above is a comission i finished the other night for annabelle. to refresh - she is the one who sent me this amazing goodness. she contacted me about buying a drawing a day drawing and when i explained i wasn't up for splitting them until the whole year is done she was willing to have me "re-make" one. she sent me a list of her favorites and told me her favorite color was pink.
so i percolated. how could i combine what she liked in my own way. and then it hit me.... so i drew sweat peas in pink and embroidered the stitch that she liked so much on top. oddly enough it feels to me like vintage modern. which is fine with me. i actually think getting the lovely gifts from her helped me feel like i knew her a bit.... maybe someday we shall actually meet face to face.
i have been waiting to share this amazingness! it just didn't feel right last week.... abigail makes the most amazing jewelry [this is in case you have been under a rock]. and now i own some !!! [insert happy dance/jumping up and down here]. you can get you some too . and can i tell you that the whole package was perfect? the wrapping, the color, the hollyhock card... and she has THE CUTEST handwriting. sigh.... you can see me attempting to model and shoot photos simultaneosly here
music swaps should be going out tomorrow! woo hoo! i made a flickr group where we can all post pics of the spoils.... can't wait. today at the studio i was fixated on music. what song would go well with this one.... i listened to nick cave's "no more shall we part" which immediately brought me back to this one winter. i was working for a gallery riding the bus into san francisco for my communte. i was reading "a heartbreaking tale of staggering genuis" and listening to that album. on repeat. it went so well with the book. it was comforting.... all that came fluttering back. don't you love how that works??
and because it's an eye candy kind of day....
from koodiker . the teapot is here. but there is plenty of droolworthy stuff there. go. go....