She Always Wanted Red Shoes

She Always Wanted Red Shoes

I spent all day working on my website redesign. It’s been an ongoing behind the scenes project for several weeks. The bones are there…it’s coming along nicely but it’s at the point where I need to pretty it up with images and add in all the text. I spent hours today figuring out how it all works. Suffice it to say I am learning slowly. I want so much to finally be independent when it comes to my web world…in control of how the site looks and feels. Almost there!

So, good for my heart, to pick up my pen and paintbrush at the end of this long day and draw/paint a fanciful dress and a pair of red shoes. My eyes are blurry from so much computer work today, but that hasn’t stopped me. There is so much joy in this, for me.

And I realize that’s three fashion illustration posts in a row, but I assure you I am in deep with serious design work these days. Spring Market just wrapped up and collections for Fall Market are underway, including a lovely new Bath collection that I hope Bed Bath and Beyond will like enough to bring on board. And, in my pocket are two new licensees that I have been waiting patiently to announce… and I will, just as soon as I get the website done:)

The Current…

The Current...

So important to let the mind wander a bit, the hand move as it wants, the colors mix as they may…

My days have been full but I am calm and at peace. I took advantage of a quieter moment today and decided to just play…see what flowed. One free hour and a simple piece emerged, but I like the simplicity of it…the lines that formed with my mind adrift, the current just pulling me along… ~

Original Ink and Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel