I've been taking an art class instructed by the great Lilla Rogers over the past few months. Our very last assignment was to create a personal piece based on our favorite drink. I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do. I started drawing vintage decanters because they come in so many great shapes. I didn't really have any direction and then I finally fell on the idea of creating a piece about love potions after remembering a quote from Alexander Pushkin, "Speak to me of love; I thirst for it." How dreamy is that? The decanters served as the perfect vessels for the love potions! I added numbers to a few of the decanters but I snuck in a Channel No. 5 bottle in there too :)
My goal with this piece was to capture that floating-on-air feeling and the pure joy you feel when you first fall in love, it's so delicious.
I used lots of bits of envelope paper to create his clothing, her dress is made of vintage 1930's fabric, but my favorite is the fragment of paper in the upper right hand corner that has No. 9 written on it. That comes from the envelope of a thank you note from my cousin's wedding last month. If you look closely it says, "Oakland, CA" (my fair city) in his bride's handwriting, I thought that was particularly sweet.
The class gallery is now live, you can see it here.