April showers bring May flowers! It’s May, and I’m all about spring and flowers this month. I was inspired to paint the May calendar by the flowers in the recent SoCal superbloom, the upcoming Mother’s Day, and by Molly Bee, aka @beautsoup on Instagram, who creates fantastic makeup looks and always looks incredible! So I’m going to call this one Flower Girl! ;)
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Here's a few behind the scenes peeks at my illustration process for this month's calendar:
Hope your summer is going well, and you're having fun in the sun! My FREE CALENDAR for August is here today, Pool Party Girl is coming to your inbox as we speak. She's chillin' by the pool with a refreshing umbrella summer pink drink by her side when it's too hot outside to do much of anything else. Hope she inspires you to make the most of your summer and to stay cool while doing it!
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Summer’s here, yay! I’m so excited! Did I tell you summer is my favorite season? What’s not to love: the sun, the warm nights, and of course living in flip flops ;-)
June’s free calendar, Summer Girl, was inspired by all things summer: longer days, fresh summer fruit, the sun on your face, an explosion of colors, free flowing fun weekends, road trips and going to the beach surrounded by all the beautiful palm trees here in Los Angeles - which, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know all about my palm tree obsession lol. Everything is brighter, juicier and more fun in the summer, amiright?
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Enjoy the calendar!
This is my daily view here in LA on my morning runs :-) It never gets old.
Check out more fun facts about my morning routine in this Instagram post.
This year I was most inspired by Desigual at New York Fashion Week 2017. The fun head pieces, the explosion of color, the playful designs, not to mention a runway full of movement! So much fun!
She's looking so fab in her glamorous summer hat and piled on jewelry!
I painted the pink in the hat with a vibrant dye made for silk fabrics, which made for a nice complement to the watercolors ... so naturally, this hat must be all silk :-)
She can never have enough bracelets
In-progress, alongside my inspiration.
She wanted to run out and smell the blooms so badly, she just couldn't wait to take the curlers out of her hair!
It was so much fun to paint this at the park, enjoying nature on a beautiful summer day!
I was so inspired by the colors and patterns of this whole outfit with the bird-of-paradise flowers, I just had to illustrate Tropical Girl!
I was still frozen solid from having the AC blowing on me all day at the office, that I imagined she lives in a colorful paradise of blue skies, turquoise warm waters and white sand. Ahhhh ...
And she spends her day under a palm tree, with her fab hat on, in the warm ocean breeze, gazing into the blue horizon while sipping on water from a freshly open coconut ... and not between four walls in front of a computer screen ;-)
Here she is, in-progress
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