Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I spent the evening here at Hampstead Heath Ponds. It's amazing how a little simple pool of water can bring such smiles to everyone's faces-- mine included. London was so hot today- the hottest day so far of the year. I was a little testy as we waited for the overground in the sun, and trudged our way here. We entered Hampstead Heath, and people lounged around lazily, a little like my cat was doing all day in our non-a/c apartment. The moment I jumped into these ponds, I felt so much relief from the heat and the utter joy on everyone else's faces made me realize then, that living here has made me appreciate even the smallest luxuries. Whether it be a pond, where ducks poop and swim around, ice cubes from my tiny tiny fridge, strawberry gummy candies from a 24 hour convenience store, or a rare sweet smile from the woman across from me on the tube.
It's been a very good day after all.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Bab'l books has just released my newest children's book-
Bab'l Books is an amazing company.
They are working to bring bilingual books to all of those kids who have been learning English, but come from a multi-racial or different cultural backgrounds.
They are translating all of these English versions into over 12 different languages.
But instead of having just one language in the book-- they have both languages in each book,
so as you read, you can reference each one.
Making it easier for the child to retain their native language, or learn it.
My book is available in Vietnamese and Spanish at the moment, but more will be available soon. Right now only the kindle edition is available but the hard copy is going to be released very soon!! Can't wait.
You can buy it here today!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Want to read my interview with Print All Over Me? They featured details about our shoot (photographed by the fabulous Kami Weddick) and asked me some in-depth questions about my design process.
You can read all about it here:
MUA: Helen McDonald
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
I've just posted more of these rings! These are all hand-painted with oils and sealed with resin.
They are a really neat keepsake if you have me paint someone you love.
I've had a few commissions that have been really special to do for people.
Either way, I just love the idea of them. People back in the late 1700's used to have them done after someone had either passed away, or they used them to conceal the identity of secret lovers.
We humans are so sentimental. And beautiful at thinking of ways to display those sentiments.
Photo by Luke A. Walker Photography
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The People line I've designed with Wren & James is going to be officially launched on
J U N E 1 2 !
Pre-sales start on Friday May 22nd, and till then you get to participate in
the giveaway that ends also this Friday May 22nd!
You can win this whole set by
1) Following both @wrenandjames and myself @mylittlebelleville on instagram.
2) Liking both our photos
3) Tagging up to 5 people in the comments.
It's that easy! Now go! Win! Tell! Tag!
(Did you see we were featured in British Glamour Magazine too?)
Photos by Becky Kimball Photography