Friday, January 29, 2010

Video Poem

Beautiful visual poem performed by Lou Doillon for Vanessa Bruno's spring collection. I love how the music, clothing and choreography are so seamlessely combined in this piece.

Ladybug

Since I know USPS is delivering this today I don't feel so bad putting it up on my blog and ruining the surprise. I guess this is actually portrait numero uno. My boyfriend's sister Jaime dressed as a ladybug for Halloween.

In house Foil sweat shop!


Stamp Carving from Geninne D. Zlatkis on Vimeo.
Brilliant! Now all I need is this.

Mine shop

Here is a sneak peak of my latest obsession: hand-painting watercolor portraits. The first finished piece is for my lovely friend Clarissa in her favorite outfit (for this month at least :)); Hopefully, if all goes according to plan, the Mine shop will be up and running by the end of February and then anyone can commission me to paint portraits, of them in their much loved threads. Stay tuned as I finalize things over the next couple of weeks.... until then, I'll be practicing with friends.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The perfect lookbook

I love love love the mix of illustration and photography in Dear Creatures' Autumn '09 lookbook.



Happy Birthday Irie!


Some Newish Work...

Something I worked on over the holidays but couldn't show as it was a Christmas present. It's a portrait of my cousin's cat who passed away a few years ago. She was a peculiar siamese with a soft spot for a  red shoe string and a red headed man.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti

Some must see images from Haiti pre earthquake. It's so sad that a country that is already suffering so much would be devastated with such a major natural disaster. Below are some links to where you can donate to the cause:
Direct Relief International - Non-political, non-sectarian organization that “provides assistance without regard to race, ethnicity, political or religious affiliation, gender, or ability to pay.”
Doctors Without Borders - An international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
Partners in Health - PIH has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years. We urgently need your support to help those affected by the recent earthquake.
Partners In Health (PIH) works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world.
Based in Boston, PIH employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses and community health workers. The vast majority of PIH staff are local nationals based in the communities we serve.



Records were meant to be broken

I've successfully accomplished sending my secret Santa gift almost a month late. (This year's resolution is to disguise my faults and short comings as desired skills and assets). Sorry secret Santa gift recipient, I'm sure you know who your secret Santa is by now.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Theme of the Day is Creepy Art

Another kinda creepy but extremely beautiful work of art by a Berlin based studio called It's Raining Elephants.

Der kleinere Raum from it's raining elephants on Vimeo.

Foil for Dinner, Letterpress for Lunch

Working on new stationery and art for the 2010 SWC/MOT dinner. Below is the beginnings of this year's dinner package... I chose to go a different route this year and have everything foil stamped instead of going with traditional off-set printing.

Beautiful and haunting paintings I came across today by Canadian artist Brian Donnelly.



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dear God, It's Me Yasmine (again).

Dear God,
If you can't grant my first wish please try and bless me with type skills as understated, fun, and beautiful as Shaz Madani's.
Sincerely
Yasmine Molavi


Dear God, It's Me Yasmine.

Dear God,
Why didn't you bless me with type skills like this.
Sincerely
Yasmine

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

All Things Pretty

Just found this blog for Bleu Bird Vintage, this girl is so stylish I think I might like her as much as the Cherry Blossom Girl.

Happy Two-Zero-One-Zero

The holidays are over and I'm back at work. I'm grateful that I got to start the year off with some new illustrations. The drawings will appear in this year's Museum of Tolerance Steps to Tolerance Activity Guides which introduce younger audiences (fifth and sixth graders) to the Holocaust exhibits without completely scaring the poor kiddies.