Monday, 26 March 2018

Living Reflection of a Dream

I just couldn't wait to wear my new-to-me blouse I bought at the vintage fair last weekend. Just a simple little outfit for a full day of classes.

I've been having a little dilemma with shoes for a while now. My favourite pair that I wore everyday kept tearing in the same place until I had to accept defeat, and I've struggled to know what to wear on my feet since. I've tried a couple of modern pairs, but they just haven't been working for me and being a real shoe loving girl it's all left me a little bit lost with my style. Until now! I've been selling some things on eBay these past few months, and so decided to treat myself to a pair of comfy vintage shoes from Etsy. Only I couldn't pick just one!

The yellow and red pairs came from the same seller in the US, and so it was easy to justify buying both telling myself I was saving on shipping! They're both incredibly comfortable. I adore the red pair, they're oh so mod and will look fab with so many of my outfits. The heel is low enough to be able to wear all day (I'm a bit pathetic with heels I'm afraid, but in my defense I walk absolutely everywhere!) and as they're patent I'm hoping they'll be OK in the rain. The yellow pair were too sunny to pass up, and when I was looking at images of the '60s for inspiration I was drawn to so many outfits with yellow footwear. And the orange pair were too groovy to pass up, and reminded me of a pair Syd Barrett wore so of course I had to get them. I love how the cut outs look paired with coloured tights, and they've become my new go to pair.

I'm definitely all set in the footwear department now!

I feel like it's been a while since I shared any artwork as I've mostly been working in my sketchbook. I'm determined to fill it, and am a third of the way through. I'm trying to use it as much as a visual journal as well as a sketchbook, and not be too precious about what I put into it. Sketchbooks are supposed to be messy after all. I've also been trying to draw more on location. Above is a loose painting of a beach, and below are sketches from whilst I was at the National Gallery. I'm trying to be less precise with my style.

A bit different from the portraits I usually share, but here's Walt Disney for you. I'm currently illustrating an editorial piece on Disney for a project. My next project is designing music posters of bands from the '60s and '70s, so I'm sure I'll have plenty more to share soon!

Title: Led Zeppelin - Tangerine


  1. I love seeing how you fill your sketchbook! I really need to commit to filling one up already, they're so much fun to flip through years later.

    Those are some awesome shoes!!

    1. Thank you! I've got a way to go yet but I'm really pleased with how it's coming along!

  2. You are seriously talented, I'm always in awe when I see your art work.
    That green suede suit is beautiful on you and the blouse is perfect with it. Your shoes are all shades of amazing. Why oh why are vintage shoes always so tiny? Although it's probably just as well that they are or I'd be bankrupt! xxx

    1. Thank you!
      I've always been very grateful that tiny feet run in my family!

  3. Congrats on the new shoes! I feel like vintage shoes are extra magical when you find the right one. I have only one pair of vintage shoes, and they are basic, boring, and I don't even know if I still have them anymore. they were just white with kitten heels for my wedding. My feet are too big to find anything really. I love love love those yellow shoes though. Sooo pretty!


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