I’ve been listening to a wealth of Shirley Manson interviews while drawing, so I finally decided to draw Shirley Manson.
Tomorrow, get your glitter on! I’ll be P O P P I N G up at Dazey Turns One! Free food, drinks, and fun 😉! Find me and I’ll sparkle up your face– get your grub on, grab a drink, and hang! Hope to see you there!
Dazey L.A. is a super cute art and apparel company. I saw them at an event and couldn’t get enough– their color palette is so retro and fun (face it, I’m a sucker for a nice palette)! I’ll be creating looks based on their designs. It’s gonna be rad!
Last week, my best friend Augusta Gail and I took a cruise together (the JoCo Cruise, if you are looking for a place to escape once a year into a cosplay/gaming/podcast dreamland). I did a ton of chilling out and writing which was so needed, but of course, I couldn’t sit still. The ship is in pristine condition and much of it is still styled in a late 80’s and early 90’s sort of sparkle.
We had to take advantage of the visuals.
I found my new Who The Fuck Is Taleen Kali? shirt, grabbed my camera, and we smeared some glitter on. In half an hour, we had this set of photos and big smiles on our faces.
That shirt? It’s a lil sumpin sumpin from our friend, rock extraordinaire Taleen Kali. You might remember the phrase from once being on Keith Richards chest. You’ll wanna peep this interview here to get the low down on it. I really love this shirt. It’s the perfect cut, with a round neck and fitted close to the body. I thought I packed it up when we left the ship, but BAD NEWS! It did not come home with me and has been sacrificed to someone else. I’m hoping that person googles Taleen and hears her music!
Can I just expound on the wonder of Augusta for a moment? She’s a great friend. In cases like this, where I’ve got the itch to make something creative with very little planning, she’s always game. And she gives good face, hard, even if that means looking vaguely evil. She’s sweet, kind, tough, and most of all, present. I’m always at least a little bit in love with her.
You know how when you friends create an online project that is so natural that you actually can’t figure out how they weren’t doing it ages ago because it is such a perfect fit? That’s what happened here. Kirsten Bosio and her little ones are pretty much fashion icons here in LA, and now they’re making kids clothes! Rejoice, for now the mini folks in your world can be dressed like a sparkling vintage jewel!
Oh, and I drew the logo– lots of spring-y colors and a Peggy Moffitt fringe.
Follow Tiny Bangs on their instagram now so you’ll have your fingers ready when their wares go up. I happened to get a sneak peek, and you’re gonna flip!
I was pleasantly surprised when this poster popped up in my feed last week: “Hey,” I thought, “that handwriting looks just like mine!” And then my brain jogged into place and I remembered that I had indeed done the handwriting a few months ago! Ugh, so many projects. Anyway, the styling and design on this thrilled me and I can’t wait to see the film when it comes out (I’ll keep you posted!).Check out @hideawaythefilm on Instagram. Thank you for thinking of my art,Victoria Innocenzi!
My personal artwork was also featured in the film’s production design and those stills are killing me with their gorgeousness as well.
A few weeks ago my dear friend Taleen Kali started a 100 Days Project; she does a different yoga pose every day and posts it up on Instagram. The idea is that you do a thing for 100 days and document it– it helps to create a daily practice. After watching her kill it every day, I decided to do my own. You can follow me using the hashtag #auroralady100days or just friend me on Instagram, where I’ll be posting my own daily drawings. I hope it ends up lasting beyond 100 days!
Here are a few of the pieces I’ve done so far. I usually do them in my car, before I go in for my day job.
Yesterday I hung out with my dear friend, artist and poet Kate Durbin. We had a blast doing her makeup and taking photos in the new Leo tee– which is up for pre-sale today here! I love this tee. Kate and I talked about how we would have felt about it as pre-teens, but seriously, I feel that giddy about it now!
I realized I needed the hottest version of Leo emblazoned across my chest, so I made one. You can get one too, just in time for Street Food Cinema’s showing of “Romeo and Juliet” at Exposition Park on May 7th. Goes well with panties… or not. Up for pre-order on Friday in the shop at www.auroralady.com!
The Summer Twins were a band I fell in love with upon first listen. I loved their music, their style, the fact that they made their own props and created zines for their shows. When I approached them about doing a shoot for my shirts, I was nervous but I didn’t need to be– Chelsea and Justine are just as sweet as their tunes.
When we finally got together, it was after months of scheduling coordination, and it felt SO GOOD to finally make it happen! We talked about touring and listened to their current favorite band, Winter. Chelsea and Justine were both so cheerful and game– I didn’t notice how much time had gone by during the day until Jenn mentioned we were done!
BTW, can we talk about Jenn? Jenn’s shot with me before numerous times, and it’s gotten to the point where I send a few reference photos, she writes me some notes, and then we nail down our vision from there. It is maybe the most seamless creative collaborative experience. She took these pictures with very little direction from me– kinda assessing the way Chelsea and Justine move together, and then creating the photo, combined with her visual intention. Jenn’s a fucking pro– once we had a date cemented with The Summer Twins, I wrote her an email with the words “dreamy”, “trippy”, and “California drenched” in it. And this was what she made happen. That woman is magic!
You’ll be able to find the tees in the “Lost Angeles” collection (pictured here) at the shoppe on Thursday, March 24th.
I holed up this weekend in the bedroom, lined up all of my pencils, and drew a portrait of Tulips, one of my favorite bands! It felt so good to light a candle and draw for hours on end. I made this flier for them for their big show at The Regent Theatre for The Prufrock Party. Its gonna be awesome– tons of readings– I love me some Melissa Broder!– and music galore.
Have you got an event coming up? I wanna make your flier! Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s do it!
I love barrettes. I love them everywhere. xo