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!
Commission – poem by e.e. cummings
A recent commission for a friend, and one of my favorite projects to date, a wonderful love poem by e.e. cummings. It was written in casual copperplate style, with custom-mixed gouache in charcoal gray (note to self: a little Ivory Black goes a LONG way!) and written on 8″x 10″ French watercolor paper.
Written in 1952, the poem is truly timeless and gives me shivers every time I read it. And I had to write it quite a few times for practice before I penned the final copy. Such restrained passion, and so beautifully written. I paid special attention to the line breaks because they are what make the poem so unique and so wonderful.
The finished piece will be framed and hung on a gallery wall among family portraits. I truly feel honored to have been asked to write such a special piece to be included!