In between a weekend trip to Texas, countless nights out, gallery visits, a dozen cocktails and many miles covered in and around Manhattan (on foot, of course, just like everyone else in this city), the following events have taken place:
♥ 1) I have finally uncovered the secret why the average New Yorker loves walking so much: they have truly perfected the Art of Walking. See bellow for photographic evidence.
Aren’t they adorable? It’s such a fun and sweet idea in such a unique little spot, it never fails to make me smile and think: “Damn, I wish I had come up with that!”
♥ 3) Meanwhile, in my studio, a.k.a. The Kitchen, I have successfully completed my first children’s illustration assignment: a page of the oriental fairytale “The broken pot”.
I have decided not to use any kind of digital effect and do everything by hand. (Yes, the old-fashioned way.) I used black pencil and watercolors. Here is the end result:
Considering that this was my second time using watercolors, I am rather proud of the final piece. The wet on wet technique is definitely a challenge though. There is no way to predict what’s going to happen. The paint goes where it pleases. It’s insane!
If you’re a relaxed artist who thrives on “happy accidents”, this is fantastic news! If you’re a stressed out little control freak and a Cmd+Z addict, then this is your worst nightmare. At the moment I find myself somewhere between the two. Not for long, I hope.
That’s it for today, my darlings. Stay tuned for more New York updates and for some bonus Texas posts too! (After all, I didn’t drink all those margaritas for nothing! :)
Lots of love from the Lower East Side.