Friday, February 18, 2011

This will make your day beautiful.

..The Whale... If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale that had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The diver who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rain rain, stay today.

Thanks to Matt, this is my inspiration for today. The best thing about this weather - is it is perfect for making art.

Above is a work by Joseph Nivens. Amazing!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fridays are great

This is my inspiration for today.
 I just stumbled across the work of Lana Chun. She is a designer and fashion illustrator.
Rag and Bone asked her to draw a images of their Spring 2011 collection. This is one of those drawings.
Today I am starting a series of drawings of my favorite cafe - Ampersand Cafe Bookstore in Paddington. Its filled with my favorite people, whom I spent a wonderful night with last night. 

 Happy Friday! xo

Thursday, February 3, 2011

water water everywhere and not a drop to spare.

While the heat continues to blanket our city, I am still trying to channel the water that is the inspiration for my new painting collection.
Here is a sample.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thank you Scott

My inspiration today. 
This made me cry. He has made his life his art. This is my new years resolution. Thank you Scott.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Rag and Bone

I checked out on line the new collection from rag and bone this morning, and I am blown away. Two guys who have created this amazing line -  continue to push themselves in new directions. I have not been so inspired since Phoebe Philo returned to the fashion world in Celine. The colours rag and bone have used in their Spring 2011 are just magic.

I am inspired today. Marcus and Neville, you are my hero's.
One day when I have money - rag and bone will fill my wardrobe. xo