I love my friends at SW Basics! They're cute, they're funny, and they make seriously amazing, all-natural skincare (to which I'm kind of addicted). We just wrapped up this fun, little promo piece talking about what they do. Big thank you to my co-creative on the project, Chris Bruffee, animator extraordinaire. And thank you, Adina Grigore, for being a super-awesome human being.
Yesterday afternoon, I took a break from work to cool off in the McCarren Park Pool with my fave neighbor lady. Midday swim breaks are just one of the reasons that I'm happy to be a freelancer. The lovely and amazing Adina from S.W. Basics recently asked me to share what the bravest thing I'd done in my professional life was, and I think it was when I quit my full-time job so that I could focus on illustration. It was a big decision for me, but I can truly say that never looked back. If you're iInterested in reading more about that (and perhaps pick up some awesome natural beauty products while you're at it), then you can get the whole story on S.W.'s blog!
the latest thing I did for S.W. Basics -- a poster which tells you how to make your own beauty products at home, using healthy ingredients you can find in the kitchen
I'm looking out the window at this cold and snowy day, not to excited that I have no coffee in the house. I have to put on the boots and venture out. But when I return with a big cup of coffee, I'm going to curl up with my just-delivered copy of Adina's book, Skin Cleanse! Here's a peak at one of the illustrations I did for it. This pretty much depicts the same sort of nutritious chaos that clutters my kitchen counter every day, so it didn't require a great stretch of the imagination.
Happy weekend, beautiful people! I am very excited to let you know that a project I worked on with the lovely Adina Grigore (founder of SWBasics) is now available for preorder on Amazon. I created about a dozen illustrations for the book, which is comprised of really great tips to get you thinking about holistic beauty and overall wellness, starting from the kitchen. Full Disclosure: I did not do that super cute cover illustration, but my compliments to the designer that did. Pick up a copy here if you're interested in learning more about it. It's a really fun read!
As part of Mike Hambouz's annual Faces of Death tribute project, I created this portrait of Anne Hollander (born Oct. 16, 1930), iconic fashion historian and author of "Seeing Through Clothes," (1978) — a scholarly exploration of the link between of art and style. She liked to say that "The art of dressing is the art we all practice.” This beautiful, remarkably insightful woman passed away in July of this year.