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Sprout recently opened a floral shop adjacent to their gardening store, where the flowers rotate according to season. There's always such an enticingly pretty selection and when I find myself needing fresh air from working on a project at home I take a walk to the shop to pick up some little buds for the apartment. Yesterday it was some deep purple Jasmine branches and Dalias still in bloom. 

One of my first Commissioned Projects was for J.Crew, where I had drawn original charcoal Illustrations and watercolor Paintings that were reproduced for their store displays nationwide. They hung in the shops for a couple of seasons, but I still find myself drawing flowers and plants as a way to loosen up before drawing.

I especially wanted to revisit doing these simple drawings, after picking up this little gem of a book, a copy of Mieux Vivre from 1937. The guest writer was non other than Colette, ruminating on her favorite flowers. Some pages:

 

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VIEW THE ENTIRE J.CREW PROJECT HERE


 

 

 

{All Illustrations and Photos above by me}

BooksBernadette Marie