Customs & Coloring

After the longest custom commission of my illustration career, I cannot explain to you how bittersweet the end was. Last week, all three Scarlett were signed- and I jest that instead of water I used my own tears to paint the … Continue reading

The final stretch

The final stretch

Part of me thinks I am prolonging this completion due to separation anxiety : ) Working away on a dreary day here in central cali on my master project, the Scarlett-Jo triptych paintings! After a jaunt with the pugs I … Continue reading

a la Mode does Wedding stuff: custom bridal shower invites!

An interesting project I’ve done recently aside from my master project was a set of 35 custom bridal shower invitations! The bride’s wedding colors were set to be vibrant teal and orange, so for the shower the theme was focused … Continue reading

Catchup!

I feel like I am always playing catch up here with the blog! I don’t know if anyone else running a small/home-bound business can feel me on this, but to me we are so inundated with social and web outlets … Continue reading

Giveaway! 5 hours to close!

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All I picked up this week was a killer flu bug, but one lucky reader will be grabbing this year’s annual holiday giveaway prize of a Continue reading

A journey in McQueen- Scarlett Johansson, a Tryptich

Remember back in the day when I used to blog daily? : o Its a very distant memory… so much so that I  am already working on my new years resolution, which involves better time management between my two loves of … Continue reading

New Spring Bundles!

Its a sort of Spring cleaning going on over at the Illustrations a la Mode Etsy store!

As previously promo-ed, all prints have a shiny new pricetag! In addition, I’ve added a Spring Bundle listing, where you get two art prints of your choice for a bundle discount of $24.00 (regularly $29.00), and also save an additional $2.00 on shipping the order! Its a total savings of $7.00! ‘Tis the season to shop : )

xxC

 

bouffant

bouffant

  adding to my stockpile of black and whites on watercolor paper waiting for color : ) hopefully that “nirvana week” of solid painting will be in the new studio space! ^.^

Savage Beauty

Fell in love with this editorial photograph while lurking, as always, on my Pinterest. This is just the pencil version- Im going to take her to the watercolor block in due time. Not sure who the original photographed awesomeness of metal fashion accessories are designed by, but the mood and energy of it reminded me of McQueen- thus how I came by the title : )

Hope you enjoy!

❤ C