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Magical BEINGS: Portraits of Artists, Friends, + Pioneers: Serena Williams

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Tags athlete, champion, fashion, girl, ilustration, Serena Williams, sketch, style, tennis, woman

Serve This! Tennis speak has some lovely words like Love and Serve.  When a powerful and beautiful woman, like Serena Williams masters the sport, much more is served than lobbed tennis balls across clay. To serve with love, free will, and every inch of passion inspires everyone. I’ve been served the opportunity to create 27 celebrity portraits and Serena Williams was top of my list! I start an illustration impulsed by movement. Everyone’s unique way of moving their body expresses their essence.  In Serena’s case I was moved by the images of her off the court, relaxed on the beach....

Magical BEINGS: Portraits of Artists, Friends, + Pioneers: Iris Apfel

Jade Dressler

Destiny om’d. Time actually does come to a full stop when truth drops.  When Little Marvin, my good friend, and friend of Iris Apfel, the style icon, suggested that I illustrate Iris as his gift to her, I suddenly was a much beaming little Buddha on a little feathery soft cloud floating above the earth. Iris. Vastly creative. A rare bird among the flock. A woman of ninety-plus years whose eye and desire for play and visual pleasure are the feathers she wears and the designs she shares.  Iris herself is a celebrated subject, from the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute...

Meet Magical People: Bernie de le Cuona, Fabric Designer

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Walking in a certain world like an Egyptian Queen in her pristine, black patent leather and white lug soled Fratelli Rossetti oxfords, my meeting with fabric designer Bernie de le Cuono was like meeting “The Rosetta Stone of Linen and Wool” in Goddess form.  As founder and designer of her company, de le Cuona, Bernie has woven a path around the planet, mixing masters of looms, techniques, and fibers across cultures to achieve the most ethereal, subtle weaves to float unto beds, wrap pillows, or draw the curtains on a day’s close. When we have our 25-ft. high wall of...

Spring 2015 Design Trends: Futurist Muses

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Tags award, design, esalen, fashion, handmade, ilustration, NYC, shows, sketch, style, trends

Wave hello to the futurists! Peeking and pecking at new worlds sprouting up this past spring, we happily feather-rubbed with the masses, descending upon all the future-peeping creatives as they unfurled their feathers at showy events. First, cameras and tweets preened on about dresses or lack thereof flaunted on the red carpets of all the award shows, and next, futurist muses flashed their goods at major art and design fairs like ICFF, Frieze, and Salone. Then, suddenly the show tables, vignettes, and homes of interior designers at charity events like DIFFA, Design on a Dime, and Kips Bay were lusted...

Bees: Buy a Print, Help Save The Bees

Jade Dressler

Tags bee, bee colony collapse, cause, dance, flowers, ilustration, pollinators, save, sketch

I was already sad about bee colony collapse and then they came 1 by 1 in my office. Some I freed, some died. I kept asking why they were coming in and I still have no clue how they got in!     Beautiful bees symbolize hard work, love, creativity, golden rewards, sweetness of honey, flowers, community...oh we could go on and on. Colonies are collapsing and dying due to the pesticides farmers and even home gardeners use. They are our wake-up call to stop poisoning our Earth and ourselves. They inspired this drawing, I did it in homage, drawing...

This planet is full of fascinating magical people, places, and things that make me high.
They make me laugh.
They make me cry.
They make me make art.
If I can bring that *fascination | laugh | cry* high to anyone, well, that makes me high.
Thank you for visiting, let me know if I got you high today.



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