Washington, D.C. — Stumbled across this video of the talented Corita Kent demonstrating the process of silkscreening. I never heard her voice before and it has such a soothing quality to it.
Washington, D.C.—Was so happy to see this little gem from my childhood again. (Thanks, Maria!) I wonder how the process has changed. How fun it would be to visit this factory!
Washington, D.C. — It's been a while, so I'll just jump right in and share some inspiration. I had the fortune to catch the Metropolitan Museum of Art's retrospective exhibition of the French portraitist, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, before it closed. I took a women artists course in college, and along with Artemisia Gentileschi and Rachel Ruysch, Vigée Le Brun stood out as favorites. I always loved the subtle and muted tones of her color palette and the pleasing and empathetic approach she had to depicting her subjects.
Upon seeing the paintings first hand, I was struck by her use of bolder colors like vermillion, rust reds, and carmine as accents, something I did not remember from my college days. Overall, the color of her paintings was gorgeous and inspiring. It left such an impression on me that I unknowingly bought envelopes at the paper store in her palette.
Washington, D.C. — Every once in a while, I remember to re-watch this clever little animation from my childhood. "To the vector goes the spoils."
Washington, D.C. — While working at my desk, I noticed soft evening sunlight creep into the room, illuminating my inspiration wall. I turned the lamp off, stopped working, and enjoyed the moment of unexpected light. When the evening light passed, I turned the lamp back on and got back to work.
N.B. One of the things on my wall is a tearsheet of a Spanish coal miner from a beautiful photo essay in the New York Times T Magazine. His features, especially the eyes, struck me as very Boticcellian.