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This is Major Tom to Ground Control: I know it has been ages since I last posted an actual decent post here, but things have just been too crazy and time, too scarce. Right now, at this very moment, I am packing to go to Switzerland tomorrow, where I’ll be for the next couple of weeks, walking about, drinking hot wine, taking pictures and generally freezing my buttocks off. All good fun.
But before I board that plane, I wanted to make sure I left a message here to all my readers and to everyone else who comes to this blog every now and again: Thank you so much. For your presence here, for your interest in illustration, for all the kind comments I have received over the months and the lovely emails. I didn’t know I was going to meet so many wonderful people in this blogging business, but I have and I am ever so grateful.
I am also glad that I have met so many inspired and inspiring women, who are all amazing at their craft, be it fashion, photography, drawing, sewing, writing, whatever… all forms of creative expression are precious and I admire and respect every single one of you. May you all have a wonderful Christmas and an even more inspiring New Year.
So without further delay, raise your glasses. Let’s toast.
Lots of love from Lisbon and I’ll se you in 2011. :)
December is finally here. I have looked around my house and deep inside my closet and have made a very detailed and precise shopping list. Ignoring all the irrelevant but not less lovely things we buy for Christmas, I firmly believe that it’s the perfect season for:
I just published three new illustration pieces for an article on “Vogue’s favorite lingerie boutique”, the gorgeous London-based Apartment C.
According to their philosophy, “Apartment C is about hanging out in your knickers, drinking gin out of a teacup, and reading the Last Tango in Paris out loud“, which sounds fabulously lazy and appealing in every sense. I love their pieces. Some are sexy, others are girlie, but they’re all delicate and very well crafted. Check out the whole article on Amelia’s Magazine.
♥ A new book:
30 illustrators (including me! yay!), the most talked about Ethical Fashion Designers out there, interviews and plenty of amazing art, this is the latest, most beautiful book by independent editor and publisher Amelia Gregory. It’s unmissable and I am DYING to see it!
Here is a sneaky peek inside some of its pages:
How incredible is that? I can’t describe how amazing it is to know that I’ll be in a book, alongside artists I absolutely love and respect. It’s an unbelievable feeling and I am so honored and proud, I can’t stop talking about it!
The book is already available for pre-orders, just in time for Christmas, so hurry up! For more information, click here.
This is it from me this week. I wish you all a warm and inspiring weekend. Any great plans so far?
Lots of love from bright Lisbon. ♥
I am so happy today! After a few very busy days, I can finally share this illustration piece here.
It was published yesterday on the lovely They Draw and Cook website, as part of their Christmas recipe contest. I had an amazing time drawing it and I am so flattered by the emails and comments I have received so far. I guess there are a lot of Mulled wine fans out there! I am definitely one. :)
Here’s the whole illustration.
And here are some details (it’s quite a long piece, so I tried to add as much as possible to it).
The recipe is authentic and yummy. I urge you to give it a try. You won’t regret it, I promise.
Check out TDAC website here. It’s so adorable!
Lots of love from Lisbon. ♥
Tomorrow is the 1st of December, the official day for Christmas decorating. I don’t know about most people, but I have already started decorating and already put up my Christmas tree.
This is me, busy decorating away :)
To be very honest, my tree doesn’t feel quite finished yet, but it’s starting to look rather nice.
I like big, magical trees, full of colorful ornaments, lights and little details. When I was a child, my mum used to make the most beautiful trees. She had these very old ornaments that I haven’t seen anywhere since, and our trees used to look amazing. Shame this was in Brazil and boiling summer outside (so much for the magic), but I have wonderful memories and it’s definitely my favorite holiday.
How about you? Are any of you planning to decorate a xmas tree tomorrow? If you do, post pictures on your blog! I would love to see it.
Happy decorating and a beautiful December to everyone. ♥