Art, Fashion

artist watch // javier martin

Spanish artist Javier Martin combines neon light with glamorous fashion portraits. LOVE.  He is a visual artist whose sensual series entitled Blindness showcases a provocative image of a female depicted by society unable to look beyond the surface of appearance caused by consumption and technology.  His series explores the contemporary standards of beauty and iconography. Here is a glimpse…

 

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Art, Graphics

artist watch // jordan andrew carter

I absolutely love Portrait Design and I especially love when it’s an iconic figure expressed in a modern and pop fashion.  Jordan Andrew Carter is a London-based artist and Illustrator.  He explains that he takes a tactile approach to his work with the juxtaposition of intricate hand drawn pencil work against mixed graphic media. His work is so amazing and eye-catching.  The colors are so fresh and magnificent. I would hang any of his portraits in my home. Here is a glimpse of his work…

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Art, Fashion, Seattle

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

Hello!  Last week my good friend {Christopher Rocco} took me on a little tour of one of Seattle’s latest exhibits at The Experience  Music Project {EMP}  – World of WearableArt. The show is absolutely spectacular. The show comes from New Zealand and it’s THE biggest art show. The show creates amazing theatrical garments which give designers the opportunity to be innovative and original. The show is so wonderful. Please come visit EMP and support the show! Here is a glimpse…

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

World of WearableArt

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Art, Graphics, Typography

Bastille Day

July 14. Happy Bastille Day. In France it is formally called it is formally called La fête nationale. This day commemorates the Fête de la Fédération of 1790,which celebrated the unity of the French people one year after the Storming of the Bastille. Eat French food and indulge in macarons. In honor of Bastille Day, I was inspired by French Graphic posters. Here is a glimpse…

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

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Art

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Hattie Stewart

I find myself scribbling and drawing a lot lately. Channeling the creative energy of Hattie Stewart. Stewart is an amazing illustrator based in London. Love her work – it exudes all this fun and amazing energy. See her work and get inspired. Here is a glimpse…

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Art, Color, Food

Fruity Spring

Oh hello there Spring…

Hello Spring

Spring has officially arrived. I’m excited to incorporate more color into my dark wardrobe of black on black. I love spring colors – so soft with the array of fresh pastels. I came across these fruit spring art that I completely adored. For those that know me, I do have globophobia, but these actually don’t bother me. I love them – they are so fruity fresh. Here is a glimpse…

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{images via Pinterest}
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Art

Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey

Gong Hey Fat Choy. This means Happy New Year (Cantonese).  Chinese New Year officially starts on February 8, 2016 and ends January 27, 2017. The monkey is the 9th animal of  the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle.

If you are a monkey?

You are characterized as lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.  The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth.

In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.

Lucky signs for Monkeys…

  • Lucky numbers: 1, 7, 8
  • Lucky colours: white, gold, blue
  • Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, alliums
  • Lucky directions: north, northwest, west

Famous Monkeys

Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Michael Douglas, Alice Walker, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Owen Wilson, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Bette Davis, Annie Oakley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gisele Bundchen, Kim Cattrall, Nick Carter, Patricia Arquette, Alyson Stoner, Christina Ricci, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez.

To find out your Chinese animal…

Your sign is derived from the year you were born in the Chinese lunar calendar.

The years below are a rough guide, but if you were born in January or February it may be slightly different as the new year moves between 21 January and February 20.

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

 

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