I recently did a calligraphy piece for Linda, a long-time friend who is an Art Director by day, fantastic dolly seamstress by night, and wonder woman all-around. Linda has a line of doll couture called Lounging Linda and her work is simply sublime!
Linda’s work is so special and one-of-a-kind. She is an expert at combining rich colors and wonderful textures with a splash of glamour and retro deliciousness. And always, always, a touch of gold.
So when Linda and I got to talk about a framed art piece for her, she thought gold and burgundy would work well together for her shop tagline: “May all your dolly dreams come true.” I wholeheartedly agreed!
The end result is a combination of script and block letters I’ve been playing with, on Strathmore Art Paper, written in Schmincke Artist’s Calligraphy Gouache Gold Pearl. Linda styled and photographed the above and I am so smitten.
It doesn’t matter that she lives in the UK and that I live in CA, doesn’t matter that we’ve never met – we connected through the mutual love for a vintage doll named Blythe who brought so many of us together in friendship, camaraderie, admiration, and support. Hopefully we will meet someday very soon!
Thanks again Linda, for the lovely opportunity to create something for you!