Thursday, August 19, 2010

Prints Charming

I really don't know much about art. I try to appreciate it (if running through the Louvre looking for the Mona Lisa on a super short trip to Paris counts as "appreciation"), but I don't think I could have the same passion for it as I have for, say, dancing or disc. Unless I could own Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night, I don't see myself really taking the time to study and invest in art.

Lately though, I've been drawn to illustrations. I can't even remember how I found Melbourne-based illustrator Emma Leonard, but I really like her work. I think among all media, watercolor has been the one I've been most attracted to, so I enjoy seeing her ink-and-watercolor work. A few things I really want from her Etsy shop (I hope she doesn't kill me for posting them here...):

(From top) Tender to the Blues, Stretching Girl, About a Girl

I would love to have all three of them, framed and hung in my unfinished dressing room. I'm so desperate to have illustrations in there that I made a very vague, random request to a freelance illustrator-friend to draw me a "fashionable girl." I made the request to this particular friend because she and Emma have somewhat similar styles. Unfortunately, said friend is super swamped and I won't be able to get my hands on her work til October.

Sigh. The husband and I have that long-overdue honeymoon coming up, so I don't have extra bucks for these babies right now. Maybe I should learn how to draw...


  1. I love that Stretching Girl. Nice.

  2. Sigh. I think the Stretching Girl is $25. The others are $40.


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