The past few weeks have gone in a blur. Tomorrow, I'll be modeling in a music video and doing a bridal portrait session. Starting next week, I've got weddings my first day of school and then a trip to Dallas. Then in October I will be taking vacation, my Aussie boy will be coming here, we are staying in the famous haunted crescent hotel and then I'll be visiting my best friend in St. Louis in November. Sorry if I haven't kept up my blog, I'll be posting as soon as things get back to a normal pace. xxx
Thanks to an Australian artist, Anthony Dal Santo, who I spoke to a few days ago, I started drawing again. He told me to just do it, no excuses, pick up the pen and draw and I did. So for the first time in two years, I drew something. Here she is.
I used pen and ink, signed in her hair, and the proportions are off, but cut me a break, it's been awhile.
I've started drawing again, and I just had a flashback to my FIDM fashion illustration II teacher, Nancy Riegelman. I remember how strange and sweet she was. She looked almost like a vampire, skeletal thin and very old, long black hair always slicked back, bleeding black eyeliner and red lipstick on strangely tight eyes & full lips, and she always wore a black hobble dress, long sleeved and mermaid style, paired with platforms and she only walked from her knees down. When she'd sit and sketch, we'd marvel. I saw a photo of her during her younger days, she must have been the brightest star in the room everywhere she went, she was beautiful. I was a true fan, she was the most talented woman I'd ever met. She taught me sketching and I wished dearly that I could take many many more classes and possibly do lunch and hear about her stories. I never got to do that, but here is a blog dedicated to her and her amazing talents.
Nancy's Fashion Illustration books-she wrote these, I highly recommend them.
Colors For Modern Fashion
Here are the only photos of her that I could find on the web. It is her when she was younger, dressed up for some type of Haunted Halloween event put on by the women's organization.
So I was thinking about all the crime that goes on in the city I work in, and in addition to joining and being elected secretary of a new non-profit community betterment organization, I thought maybe I should buy a gun. Not an ordinary gun, a pretty gun.
So my dance aerobics class turned into a full fledged hip hop class, I had the option to stay and commit to 9 months of classes or let that be the end, and I was having so much fun, my body hurts today though.. I'm enrolled 9 months of hip hop.. It is the best outlet I could imagine. So fun.
So honestly, my boyfriend showed me this guy, Nicklas the Nerd. I cannot get him out of my mind, I just want to watch this kid dance forever. So amazing
I've studied fashion design at FIDM-Los Angeles. I had the opportunity to work with two awesome fashion designers while I was there: Amal Guessous- A&G Cashmere, and Jeffery Sebelia-Project Runway's Season 3 winner and designer for Cosa Nostra.