It's that time of the year again: my mom's birthday and her wedding anniversary! Pretty brilliant if you ask me, getting married on your birthday - nobody forgets that anniversary!
My mom, Ari, and her husband, Bob, both love to take spend some downtime at the Chumash casino, which is very close to Ventura where they live. Every so often they make a quick trip and make a day of it, and they have so much fun in the process. It's a whole experience.
This year, for their special day, I decided to contribute to their little casino fund in a fun and unexpected way. I painted this cute little card, made up an appropriate rhyme, and origami folded a few bills to help them celebrate. They have a dress and ring for mom and a nice suit and tie for Bob!
Happy birthday, mom! Happy anniversary, you two! Win big! :-)
Courtesy of ct-sketches press <3
This is a trio of portraits for my childhood friend, Giorgiana. I've known Giorgi and her mom Nutzi since I was a young kid. But I have yet to meet Giorgi's daughter, Yasmin. Hopefully one day soon.
And although years have past, and we’ve been living in different countries for close to 30 years, it’s nice to reconnect thanks to the awesome technology of social media.
Nutzi, Giorgi and Yasmin: three generations of beautiful women.
Giorgi's finished portrait.
She was wearing the most fun outfit for a garden party, with silver glittery sneakers and a tshirt with a print of the shoes. I love the mix of the lady-like skirt in the fun bright fuchsia with a playful tshirt and sporty shoes! Super cute!
I'm applying a bit of Martha Stewart magic, silver glitter, to her portrait.
After shaking off the excess glitter.
The beginning of Giorgi's portrait, during picnic at the park. Gotta love LA weather, it's always picnic ready!
Nutzi's finished portrait.
In progress, in Ella Studio.
Adding the finishing Martha Stewart touches to Nutzi's gold necklace.
Yasmin's portrait, a beautiful young lady.
Ella Studio action shots.
My Ella Studio's got me covered: cup holders aka brush holders, small water container in the second cup holder (under the painting), color palette and my messenger bag with my portable painting supplies. I'm all set! I could paint anywhere!
Yasmin gets the gold Martha Stewart bling treatment, too. But all the glitter action happens at home, in my actual studio - as much as I love glitter and don't mind it all over the house, I draw the line at my Ella ;-)
I'm Cristina Tudor, a Beverly Hills fashion illustrator. I paint live illustrations at fashion, retail, entertainment, bridal and lifestyle events for clients such as David Yurman x Galia Lahav, Badgley Mischka, Bloomingdale's, Warner Bros. Studios, Diptyque Paris, Ted Baker London, Eric Buterbaugh x Beverly Hills EB Florals, and Survey Monkey, among others.
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