Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine stockings and a pretty card

(Click on this link to download the image or the card.)
When I saw Chanel's black lace stockings in the fall collection, I was simply knocked out. Beautifully knit into one-of-a-kind designs, they are the new, ultimate fashion accessory.......and became the inspiration for this sketch. Think, pretty, lacey, stockings in pinks, violets and reds hearts and patterns, worn with spectacular patent leather shoes with funky heels. It spells love, and I'm using it as my valentine's card for Mom and friends, and spreading some cheerful, fashion hype and love around.

7 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Oh I wish I could draw, sketch paint whatever! I have always wanted to do it. I should have at least looked into taking a class by now. I love you sketches, you have inspired me. Maybe I'll look into some classes soon.

Nancy said...

Faye,
If you are interested to draw, then you can learn it just like you learn to sew, knit or anything else that ignites your interest - stick with it and practice. Print out one of my more simple sketches and draw over it, changing the designs, colors, etc, to your imagination. And in this way you will find your own voice but by using my sketch as a beginning point, you will struggle less with your first steps!
Good luck and I encourage you to sketch, it is a real pleasure!
Nancy

Julia said...

Beautiful sketches! I do draw and paint , some - but not like this. I am inspired as Faye says she is. I am actually in the process of writing and illustrating a children's book. I don't know how to go about getting it published, though. I have some ideas, but I guess I just keep putting it off because I don't really believe in it. I only need to finish a couple of sketches. You are, as I said , an inspiration. Thanks

Nancy said...

Julia,
Writing and illustrating a children's book sounds wonderful! Continue! It's a project for many reasons, one is to publish, and the other is for finding a venue to express your creativity and imagination. You've caught my imagination already and I am really interested!!

Faye Lewis said...

Thanks for your reply,for visiting my blog and giving me permission to draw over and practice using your sketches. I will be sure to let you know and see what I do.

Nancy said...

Wonderful! Enjoy the learning process, it's part of the fun. I will post some helpful material, soon!!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a beautiful blog, you are very talented and thanks for stopping by too!!