supreme (style) court

pve design – illustration for one with supreme style of the court.
Each day, one of my favorite jaunts is to visit a spot with supreme style, “Queen” of the 
style court if you will.  Often it is those who I admire not only for their ability to post often, but to be so passionate about what they love.  Many of you know style court already, but for those of you who do not, take a caravan, a rick-shaw, or carrier of choice to visit.  There you will find a bit of art history, a collection of art, some vintage books and style that pays homage to another era.
The above sketch, I illustrated for style court, just for fun, just because she inspires me and takes me to a far away world full of intrigue.  Oh, yes, you know who you are, and there are others out in the blogosphere that inspire me to keep illustrating, and not surrender my desire to draw.  I thank each and every one of you for inspiring me to create and to connect with individuals who are engaging, well-read, passionate, on a pursuit to live an artful life.  What blogs motivate you or inspire you to do your best?

you’ve got mail

I love getting mail almost as much as I love sending mail.  A simple card or a package with a book sent at a “book rate” costs little and can simply delight the recipient.  Winner and blogger and sketcher extraordinaire posted my little package today.
She won the book -“Less is More” and I did a few little sketches for her.
I shall be doing another little giveaway this friday, so if you are feeling lucky and you like getting a package in the mail, then you have come to the right spot.  In the meantime – hop on over to Suzanne and see her wonderful work.  She keeps an (open) sketchbook at all times and there is always something fun to see.

you’ve got mail

I love getting mail almost as much as I love sending mail.  A simple card or a package with a book sent at a “book rate” costs little and can simply delight the recipient.  Winner and blogger and sketcher extraordinaire posted my little package today.
She won the book -“Less is More” and I did a few little sketches for her.
I shall be doing another little giveaway this friday, so if you are feeling lucky and you like getting a package in the mail, then you have come to the right spot.  In the meantime – hop on over to Suzanne and see her wonderful work.  She keeps an (open) sketchbook at all times and there is always something fun to see.

saucy curves


Eva Zeisel with her designs

How proud one must feel to have designed something that stands the test of time, in a sleek and saucy way.  Eva said, “I do curves, because I am bit curvy.”
I stand in awe of Eva Zeisel and her modern designs in porcelain.  The above photograph, I snapped while at the Moma in New York.  Is it not the best soup bowl?  I love it.  The designs are part of the classic Century collection found at Crate and Barrel. 
 I love designs that have that “ahead of her time” feel.  I have always admired her as a designer and that her designs have stood the test of time.
I love the simple lines, the sleek modern timeless shapes of these shakers. 
A sprinkle of salt or a dash of pepper.  Do you have any of Eva Zeisel designs?

saucy curves


Eva Zeisel with her designs

How proud one must feel to have designed something that stands the test of time, in a sleek and saucy way.  Eva said, “I do curves, because I am bit curvy.”
I stand in awe of Eva Zeisel and her modern designs in porcelain.  The above photograph, I snapped while at the Moma in New York.  Is it not the best soup bowl?  I love it.  The designs are part of the classic Century collection found at Crate and Barrel. 
 I love designs that have that “ahead of her time” feel.  I have always admired her as a designer and that her designs have stood the test of time.
I love the simple lines, the sleek modern timeless shapes of these shakers. 
A sprinkle of salt or a dash of pepper.  Do you have any of Eva Zeisel designs?

tastemakers

“A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.”
                                                                                       Henry Fielding
A package arrived, one full heart and of good taste, a feast for the eyes.  Creamy flowers to pin on a hat or a lapel, a black silk box tied with a satin ribbon and inside a paper-weight to artfully display on my desk. A hand made card, full of heart.
Gifts from the heart from little Augury
I cannot exactly remember when my obsession with “taste” entered my realm of being.  I do however remember being fascinated with those who exuded good taste.  My quest began at a young age to learn about what connotes having good taste.  Creating a life of good taste, wearing a strand of pearls, a satin ribbon, using fine china, linens, sterling all conjure up images of honoring good taste. 
What are some things that bring good taste to your life?  Are you a tastemaker or are there certain people who surround you emulate a taste for finer things.  Do you look to them to share a certain savoir-faire, a vivre for easy elegance?  What are some things that touch your heart, and cause you to elevate your elegant self?

tastemakers

“A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.”
                                                                                       Henry Fielding
A package arrived, one full heart and of good taste, a feast for the eyes.  Creamy flowers to pin on a hat or a lapel, a black silk box tied with a satin ribbon and inside a paper-weight to artfully display on my desk. A hand made card, full of heart.
Gifts from the heart from little Augury
I cannot exactly remember when my obsession with “taste” entered my realm of being.  I do however remember being fascinated with those who exuded good taste.  My quest began at a young age to learn about what connotes having good taste.  Creating a life of good taste, wearing a strand of pearls, a satin ribbon, using fine china, linens, sterling all conjure up images of honoring good taste. 
What are some things that bring good taste to your life?  Are you a tastemaker or are there certain people who surround you emulate a taste for finer things.  Do you look to them to share a certain savoir-faire, a vivre for easy elegance?  What are some things that touch your heart, and cause you to elevate your elegant self?

fab (good) friday – spring fever

A quick hop into the city for a visit to the Moma. 
A sweet bunny on paper hops into my heart.
Paper on display.   Artfully folded and hung for thoughtful introspection.
A visual display of energy, youth, vitality.  
Everyone seemed to be out enjoying the Spring.
Denim.  Cell phone.  Friends. Check.
Spring blossoms showing off in the midst of concrete and metal.
Spring fever is in the air and on the wall this good friday.
Do you have spring fever?  

fab (good) friday – spring fever

A quick hop into the city for a visit to the Moma. 
A sweet bunny on paper hops into my heart.
Paper on display.   Artfully folded and hung for thoughtful introspection.
A visual display of energy, youth, vitality.  
Everyone seemed to be out enjoying the Spring.
Denim.  Cell phone.  Friends. Check.
Spring blossoms showing off in the midst of concrete and metal.
Spring fever is in the air and on the wall this good friday.
Do you have spring fever?  

hedonistic pursuits

Call me a hedonist, but there is nothing quite like filling one’s home with the heady aroma of fresh cut flowers.  I took a tip from Eddie Ross, and delighted in arranging my very own compositions of all white, tulips, hyacinths, lilies,and greenery and for days have had the pleasure of good scents all around me. 
Are you on a hedonistic pursuit?  What are you filling 
your home with?