A year and a half ago, I came across a shot of a pastel watercolour tattoo on a girl's back and became obsessed with it. I couldn't stop thinking about it for a year. I started shopping around to different tattoo artists and found that my inspiration shot was probably Photoshopped or was airbrushed. My friend (who has an awesome Russian Firebird tattoo) recommended me to meet with her tattoo artist, Lemur. Besides being a tattoo artist, he creates these abstract paintings on the side. We talked about my vision and I gave him the go ahead to create a piece of abstract art on my back.
This was my first large tattoo and the pain was quite...wow. Maybe I am a wuss after all. Thankfully we were able to finish this in one session at just over three hours with just one touch up session afterwards. Although this tattoo isn't of anything but colours, it speaks to how I've had ten years of fine arts background which ultimately led me to studying design and landing my dream job.
Are you obsessed with Orange is the New Black as I am? I'm counting down the days to June 6th for their second season to start. I can't get enough of Crazy Eyes! Check out our interview with Taylor Schilling in our summer issue. This issue I flexed my illustration muscles and drew out some options to cool down this summer and a story about a super healthy personal trainer who ignored the signs her body was giving her and had two minor heart attacks! On our last page, the very talented Paige styled Urban Decays Electric Pressed Pigment Palette so beautifully!
If you've been following my blog, you would have seen Lisa and Dave's engagement party invitation and their save the dates. All that's missing is their wedding invitations and voila! I kept to the theme of art deco and Charles Rennie Mackintosh's flowers. To fancy it up, I printed on black cardstock with silver pantone ink, I was very impressed with the result!
Daniel bought back for me from LA these adorable unicorn salt and pepper shakers by Jonathan Adler. He knows me too well, awesome box, check, unicorns, check, home decor, check. Did you know I've been wanting to dress up as a unicorn for the past three Halloweens?
I've always loved Jonathan Adler's designs and it's hard to say no to awesome packaging! Here are a couple of other items I love. I've been looking for a rug for my living room, this pattern would be perfect. While admiring my rug, I would drink earl grey out of this teapot. I would then prop my feet up on this pouf, and it's gold, my favourite colour!