Gonna have some new work in the BLACK CANYON risograph show at the end of August.
What a line-up! I've done some nude-centric work that incorporates my love of houseplants - so be there, or be square, if you wanna catch some nips and foliage.
May i present to you - a complete and utter dreamboat - Miss Valerie Enriquez - graphic designer, LA lady, and a gal i'd truly love to befriend. Valerie has been swanning around town in the biscuit dress i made for her last year - doesn't she look a vision! She could be starring in a Sofia Coppola movie.
Seeing a girl as kind as Valerie wearing the dress, making it a part of her life, is the sort of heart warming thing that pushes me in the direction to create - and i feel like it's good to visit the past and say thank you to the things that have come before.
I began designing these illustrated dresses mid-way through 2012, not knowing where it would lead to, and it turned out that my whole life has changed because i decided to pursue my passions. Thanks to those of you who have stuck by this blog while i've been involved in my studies, and a special thanks to those who have ordered dresses - it's impossible for me to say how important and wonderful it has been.
I do have a little bit of news though - I will be retiring these dresses towards the end of the year in order to make way for the new ideas that i've got on the go... prototypes are underway!
( Have a look at my instagram to see sneak peeks @caitlincupid )
So, if you've ever dreamed of owning one of these dresses, now is the time to order.
Take 10% off your next dress order with the coupon code DRESSUP.
I don't do much drawing anymore - i seem to have grown out of trying to construct feminine worlds inside the boundaries of A4 sheets of paper. (plus who has the time when you're trying to pass ten subjects at once?) These days i am focusing on taking pictures of flowers instead because they are the truest and most beautiful things. One day i'll go back to the paintbrush - but it'll be different because now i see things differently.
If i had my way i would move to the mountains tomorrow, buy a pet goat, and spend all my days painting pictures in a glass walled sunroom.
I've fallen in love with tending to a garden - last week some small tomatoes shot up out of nowhere and now pumpkin vines stretch across half the courtyard. I think this is a good lesson - to know how to care for something without asking anything in return. Patience is a virtue.