Hello Friends + Happy Wednesday!
These past few days have been soo c r a z y for me, and I am kinda sorta jealous of the north east and their snow days, I could use a day to cozy up with my pups + catch up on sleep [per-usual, I really am trying to change my sleeping habbits. -still a work in progress]. ANYways, last weekend we had the most BEAUTIFUL weather, and as long as you were in the sun, it felt real nice. So naturally, that meant for a photo adventure!
Today I am here to share with you gals a super girly artist, and seemingly a woman after my own heart- Starla Michelle [with a name like that she was destine to become an artist]! Her paintings are fun, vibrant, youthful and have the cutest subject matters. She has a playful and whimsical way of painting woodland creatures, pet portraits and the occasional landscape. Starla has an impasto way of painting, which means that she applies her oil paints in a very thick manner- which gives the surface a texture + makes for a very expressive result.
I found Starla via the wonderful world of Pinterest, but also thought her stuff looked very familiar. After further research, I discovered some of her art on items from Anthropologie! How cool?! Whata dream come true for her! You can also buy prints of her work here.
Looking at her paintings makes me want to stop what I am doing right now, and go paint! The vibrant colors + intense brush stokes brings out all that I am passionate about as an artist. Her work also inspired me to finally pair this awesome feather shaw/cover up thing I have with a grey dress + light pink tights [the majority of this outfit is from Target]. With the cold days we have been having, I thought I would have to save this feather shaw until warmer days- BUT with the sun shining bright, a sweater dress, and a pair of tights it was perfect!
We went to the Wylie Street wall in Cabbage town to take some pictures. I wanted a back drop that would be super colorful, with a lot going on, so it would resemble one of her paintings. Usually when looking for a place to shoot, we just drive around and try to remember where we have seen ‘cool walls’ before. Luckily, Living Walls [the organization responsible for a lot of the public/street art in Atlanta] has a website with a interactive map- so that you can see where different murals are at. Unfortunately, it isn't the most up-to-date thing and not all of the locations have an image uploaded for it. But its a good enough way for us to find that wall we saw while driving, but can’t remember where.
Psst! Stay tuned for Glitter boots D.I.Y. later this week!
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