If you haven't checked out Pam Garrison's Flickr page for a while you have to see her new journal spreads. She is such a talented woman and I want to eat her pages they are so chock full of goodness.
Also loving the incredible goodies over at Eggpress. I wish they made letter press posters of the same designs! (Hint hint!) I'd love some of these in my kitchen when I get back. Especially the one that says...WORD.
Luckily I got an email from Gypsy Girl, Alex. She sent me this link to these beautiful photo's she shared with us. There's nothing better to me than fantasy fashion. Lucky stylists! (Not to mention original photo coloring) Gypsy Girl was right. I love these!
Super wonderful! If only I had access to model faces for my own artwork. I love their stoic expressions and mean-ish angles. Long necks and big hair.
I went ahead and combed over some recent photo's and found enough crappy shots to put together a little step-by-step album. (It's over to the left- see it?) I'll add more of them as I go along and when I get a chance I'll try and find some older ones too. But for now there's some of the last three larger pieces I've painted in Belize this winter.
Today I took a little time to cool off in the shade under the house. My little friend Jake and I decided some painting was overdue. He is responsible for the shredded bits in the hair and helped me mix and spread the background. He was hoping to split the canvas so we each could make a half and as much as I'd like to think I'm a go-with-the-flow-artist I realized my limits. But we've decided "assisted by Jake" would be an important part of the signature. This picture Is the first layer to some unknown emerging lady. She has flamboyant flowers in her hair. The flamboyant trees have been blooming here for quite some time and they are just stunning. I think I'll post the progression and start a little step-by-step album eventually for those interested.
Word has gotten around the island that my friend and I do makeup. (Well I don't anymore. It's been yeeeears and my friend just looks so fantastic that people think she does.) We've been enlisted as official helpers for the "Miss Lobster Fest Pageant". Which is really so cute. That means on the opening day of Lobster Fest when the island is in full party swing the local beauties will be released unto the world riding around on dolled up golf carts after making a stage appearance at the basketball court. This is my little friend Estise trying to get in on the makeup action. We did a trial run the other day and she just couldn't watch the big girls without getting a little herself. After this photo was taken she demanded some blue upgrades. She's telling me how she wants her hair here.
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