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People act like change is a bad thing. Personally, I love to shake things up. So I decided to do some re-decorating in my bedroom (I know, I’m always redecorating) and my particular location of interest was my ‘walk-in wardrobe’ dressing area. More specifically, I wanted a chic, minimal, black and white painting to sit on my vanity to accompany some typography/word art; something that I could look at to give me that fearless, independent woman vibe while I got changed every morning.
And that’s where ‘You’ve Changed’ came from. Not a ‘you’ve changed’ in the bitter, regretful sense. It’s literal. Here, at my beauty desk, whenever I make my transformation from pajama’d bum to relatively-well-put-together young lady, the gorgeous, fur-coated girl in this glamorous painting print is there to remind me. I’ve changed.
Check out this short music video of my painting process.
The song featured is a modern revamp of a beautiful classic by Patti Drew. With the smooth, funky edge of a hip hop beat and clever chopping and mixing, the artist Joey Pecoraro, never fails to deliver just the the right atmosphere. I have to say, this track has been saved in my ‘songs to use in videos’ archives for a while, and it provided more inspiration for this painting and the video than I could ever have asked for.
It was supposed to be a very simple, stripped-back ink drawing but of course I couldn’t stay away from my beloved gouache and
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Right? Only… I can’t be the only person out there that fills their sketchbooks and notebooks