Sunday, 8 May 2011


The SS11 catwalk revelled in a riot of bold block colour, epitomised by Max Mara's silk jumpsuit in orange. The trend has trickled down to the high street, but I can't help but think that I'd look like a convict wearing head-to-toe orange!

The above illustration was based on an editorial in Harpars Feb2011 issue, and was inspired by Inslee's recent 'Orange Crush' post. Her work never fails to remind me that I really should experiment with watercolour (as yet unexplored territory!).

Saturday, 30 April 2011

{Spring} Blooms

I shot these photos this morning in my garden. I love the fresh morning air and the peaceful tranquility in the hours when the spring sun begins to rise - before the world wakes up. I've recently made a habit of drinking my first cup of tea outside... a perfect start to the day!

I wish I knew the names of these flowers... I'll have to find out!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

{Fendi SS11} Working girl...

Well, I'm employed!!! I don't want to reveal too much about my career-life on this blog, which is more of my art/fashion/lifestyle outlet, but what I will say is that the role is amazing and i'm literally over the moon! :)

What I would give to add this Fendi SS11 trouser suit to my working wardrobe!!!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

{life} thoughts...

" successful you will be at ANYTHING is inexorably tied to the words and beliefs about yourself that you have stored in your unconscious mind." [Shad Helmstetter].

Friday, 1 April 2011

{la donna} oil painting

My inspiration for this painting derived from an advert for fake-tan, or shampoo, I can't quite remember! While I sketch women quite often, this was the first time I tackled the human form using oil paints...

My main focus was on the light & shadow of the skin and hair, and it made a refreshing change from my usual fashion illustration sketches and abstract-expressionist oil paintings (the latter of which has fallen by the wayside of late... I blame the job-hunt!).

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

{naked} ambition

The title of this post alludes, firstly, to the pencil sketch above which is the second in what is seemingly becoming a series of "Jack Wills look-book" inspired pieces! (I love the whimsical, wanton, care-free style & attitude of the models in the photos).

It also alludes to the newfound attitude with which I'm approaching my job hunt, that is, with ambition. My March thus far has been jam-packed: details to be included in my next post!

Monday, 28 February 2011

{art} thoughts...

"... the person who is looking at the picture is very much the subject... the picture doesn't come to life until somebody looks at it." [Peter Lanyon].

Friday, 25 February 2011

{dreaming of} sunday...

At the risk of speaking too soon, things have certainly started to look up this week...

En route to Chaophraya on Monday evening to meet a friend for dinner (the Gaeng Phed Ped Yang was delicious!), I got a call from Lee at Label PR who offered me a work placement starting the very next day! Label specialises in PR for the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries, and I spent Tuesday morning becoming quickly aquainted with Mac-book and composing creative look-sheets to send to fashion journalists... Needless to say, I was in my element, and Lee and the team were absolutely lovely!

The rest of the week has flown by in a bit of a blur, and while i've thoroughly enjoyed it, I'm very much looking forward to Sunday morning, when I can curl up on the sofa with a mug of tea and the Sunday papers! I finished this drawing a while ago, but it seemed to suit my weekend plans perfectly :)

Sketch based on a photo from the Jack Wills look-book (I can't remember which season, sorry!)

Monday, 21 February 2011

{ciao ciao}

Long inspired by talented illustrator-bloggers (inslee; dilly dallas; pencilfashion), innovative streetstyle-bloggers (garance dore; the sartorialist; vanessa jackman) and and beautiful fashion-bloggers (theblondesalad; after drk; cherry blossom girl; the glamouri), I've decided to take the plunge and start my very own blog!

A creative at heart, I love to spend my weekends dabbling in drawing and elbow-deep in paint... My source material is spontaneous and varied, from fashion to foliage and fiction, and one of the aims of this blog is to document and explore the development of my artistic interests...

Here goes!

Sketch based on Harpars Bazaar "On the Road" editorial, June 2010