Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gem Envy...

I found this stunning brooch during a search for vintage jewels on Etsy. I love looking through the tons of old baubles and beads online. This one would look amazing on a velvet blazer or plaid coat!

I'll be the first to admit, this past month has been rough. I haven't been very inspired lately and have been working so much that I don't really have much time to get inspired... it's a vicious, vicious circle. But since it's up to me to keep going, I decided to plop myself in my little studio today and start drawing.

And I discovered that I really like drawing pretty jewels! It's a challenge to capture all the facets and sparkles but I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. I hope you have a creative week... almost time to travel home for Thanksgiving. I could really go for some hot cider and my mom's delicious corn tortilla soup. So yummy!


  1. You did a fantastic job capturing the beauty of the jewels. Love it! Yeah, gotta love etsy (you can discover such awesome stuff) and corn tortilla soup sounds great. :)

  2. That is a stunning brooch! Hope you bought it ;)

    And I think your illustration is gorgeous!

  3. stunning brooch and wonderful drawing! This jewelry is definitely worth buying and will fit into many clothes:) I just love your art!

  4. Amazing Joanna!! So happy for you that you sat yourself down and drew yesterday haha. I'm about to do the same myself right now.


  5. @ Katie: Thanks so much! Gotta love Etsy!
    @ Aggie: Thank you! I know, I'm still debating... I'm sure it's gorgeous in person.
    @ Flara: You always brighten my day with your kind words, I so much appreciate your support =)
    @ Meagan: Finally! Hopefully I'll have some more time to draw this weekend. Love the shoe you posted!

  6. What a gorgeous drawing!!
    I love vintage jewels too... :-)