Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the stars and the moon post card pack

"The stars and the moon" post card pack is now available here in the shop!
It comes with 6 post cards: 2 each of "the waxing and waning of you," "the benefits of shakespeare," and "remember me remarkable," each one showcasing the stars and the moon in a different way.
each post card measures 4x6" so they're perfect for framing!
I had a lot of fun doing the packaging for these and chose silver labels.
I hope you're all having a beautiful week!
Also, The Bazaar Bizarre Boston is THIS upcoming Sunday! I am so excited! These post cards will be there along with handmade ornaments, original drawings, 8x10 prints, paper dolls, mini prints, silk-screened tote bags, and the holiday post card pack! I'm so excited! I'm sharing a table with my amazing friend Valerie Arruda. We hope to see you there!
xoxo, Amanda

Monday, November 28, 2011

red, white, and teal

"Beauty as Duty" exhibit
airplane lace!
Linde Family Contemporary Wing
public family tree!
children's art by the cafe
My dear friend/amazing illustrator Julia and I spent an amazing Sunday at the MFA a couple of weeks ago, and I just got around to uploading the photos. Julia is kind of like my art-soul-friend. We have oddly specific things in common; things that make her my perfect museum buddy!
We spent a full 5 hours wandering through the museum. The MFA has so much going on right now! In addition to Beauty as Duty (the whole reason we went in the first place), they have a Degas exhibit, a romantic Greek statue exhibit named Aphrodite and the Gods of Love, and, probably our favorite accidental find, the new Linde Family Contemporary Wing, which was full of amazing mid-century art. 
On this particular Sunday, they also had a dance troop of girls doing century-old Greek dances in traditional costumes in one of the halls of Renaissance paintings. So beautiful!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! 
xoxo, Amanda

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

it all began tonight.

A line from West Side Story's "Tonight." You know when you hear a song that you've heard before, but suddenly a line just really strikes you as something special? That happened to me last night with this line of this song. The original drawing is available here in the shop.
I hope you're all having a lovely week! If I don't post again before Thanksgiving, have a wonderful holiday and be safe!!
Love, Amanda

Monday, November 14, 2011

36 colors

Some new watercolors! I always like the little kid kind. The colors are really bright.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

cinder and embers

 "Smoke and mirrors"
watercolor and pen on paper, 8.5x11"
available as a print here 
Inspired by the billowy clouds of perfume in old french posters and warm gray paired with orange and red, and somewhat by the fact that I'm a fire sign (which is something I have conflicted feelings about as I feel I should be a water sign). 
I hope you're all having a beautiful november week!
xo, Amanda

Monday, November 7, 2011

southern bells

My friends David and Zean had an amazing soul food/bourbon party this weekend and we all dressed like southern bells and gentlemen.
It was really, really fun.
David's band The Doctors Fox played a little bit, too, which you can see in the videos below. They're amazing and play in Boston a lot. You should check them out!
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

inspiration: candy colored typewriters

(above typewriters available from BMTvintage)
(above typewriters available from joevintage)
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 
xo, Amanda

Friday, November 4, 2011

autumn sketchbook

some pages from my current sketchbook circa this fall. 
I feel really comfortable in this sketchbook. I love when that happens. I know this sounds odd, but it's like this little friend that's always with you. Most of your are sketchbook/journal keepers, so you know what I mean. :)
xoxo, Amanda