Sunday, October 31, 2010

Inspire Me!

Welcome to my new blog!! Im so excited to share all the things that inspire my life and my artwork. I want this blog to catalogue everything that I find throughout life that moves me. I am inspired by art, culture, interiors, fashion, food and travel! As an illustrator and textile artist I love to sketch  and I thought it would be a great idea to include some of my illustrations to go with each post! This will let me have fun with creating and designing small illustrations that coincide with what is directly inspiring me! I thought I would start my opening post showing you my inspiration board from my studio and a few of my illustrations that you can find on etsy at Tomato9studios

Please enjoy my findings and I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me!!

I'm Falling for you.

To start off my first post I was trying to come up with this great inspirational page for fall. Something that had color and images that would just blow your mind away but as I was searching I decided to let the posts over time speak for themselves. I took the pressure off trying to create the most perfect post and decided to just have fun.  After coming across this great online magazine called Cellardoormaqazine I decided to sketch some fun whimsical fall leaves and play with the layout for the first post. The picture below is from this very cool wallpaper studio ClaireColedesigns. I created a border out of my drawn fall leaves to show how the wallpaper inspired me.

My favorite finds from this e magazine was both wall paper artist ClaireColedesigns and this great illustrator Emma Block. You should definitely check out their sites!!!

(Images: Cellardoor Magazine)