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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Veronika Horrocks' Commissioned Piece

Hello My Loves,

It is with great honor that I'm sharing this piece with you today. Some of you may already know that the wonderfully brilliant Veronika Horrocks of Notes to Self, commissioned me to create an original illustration to be auctioned off during the launch of her new website. Auctions are just one of the many innovative features she will be including in her new buying/selling webpage. All the proceeds from the launch auction will be lovingly donated to Cancer Research UK . I simply could not wait to start producing something from the heart, for such a special person, and such an important cause.

When it came to inspiration, Veronika really left it open to the artist. She prompted my creative thinking with a black and white photo of a tough girl screaming in a megaphone. Knowing Veronika's own work, I immediately thought of painting a strong, urban-punk, tongue-in-cheek, type of figure. Furthermore, as someone who has been affected by cancer, I wanted to literally paint courage and optimism with my own fashion flare. I just want to thank the beautiful Veronika for this amazing opportunity. It's not everyday that you get paid to paint what you want, for a cause you care so deeply for.

To check out Veronika's post describing the event click here. And for those of you who have ever wanted to own an original work by me you will finally have the opportunity to bid :)

Much love,
Meag xx

16 comments:

  1. Simply wonderful! You captured the feeling you tried to portray brilliantly!
    I can't wait for Veronika's website to launch!

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  2. Oh yay for bigger pictures! Love the colours and details in this one. And I agree that it's very tongue-in-cheek!

    And a double thumbs-up for optimism in fighting cancer ;)

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  3. Awesome illustration, that's some crazy hair! Congrats on the auction, sounds very cool. It sounds like a great cause.

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  4. what a great illustration for a great cause! xoxoxo

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  5. My dear Meagan, just look at those colours bursting out of that painting, I can not wait for this lady to arrive through the post! :)
    And thanks for those kind words, I honestly can't think of a better way to raise money for these guys, I might have to bid on this beauty myself :)

    Veronika (http://www.constantworkinprogress.com)

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  6. How good is this?! I love it the colours are just beautiful:)

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  7. Very creative Meagan, I love everything about it, especially the hair. :)

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  8. This is absolutely stunning! Your work just gets better and better each time! I love your use of bold colours. Her face looks so strong too,which goes very well with the cause <3
    Beautiful idea! I wish i had the money to bid but i hope it goes for a generous price!! xoxo

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  9. Meagan, I'm so happy that you like my artworks! Your opinion means really lot to me, thank you :) <3

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  10. And now about your image above. I like the shape of her hair and that shadow. I admire her nose, you've done it perfectly! I have always problems to draw the nose :) I also love the cheek bones. The colours of your artworks are always so bright and vivid- it's great ;)

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  11. O my that's so stunning! Very intense, powerful and love the colors.

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  12. Amazing, Meag! The color is definitely punchy =) And congrats on the commission. I'm sure it will be one of many to come!

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  13. Hi Meag:)
    This art is absolutely divine!!!! The idea of action is also great. It's wonderful that artists can support each other:) I can not wait for Veronika's website to launch!
    xoxo
    Flara

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  14. Meagan, потрясающая работа - дерзкое сочетания цветов, точность форм, а волосы и жест руки притягивают взгляд!

    С наилучшими пожеланиями Lana =)

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  15. Thank-you everyone so much. I'm so touched by all your feedback.

    @Lana so nice for you to visit and leave such a beautiful comment <3!! I miss your wonderful writing.

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