For the Love of Blog!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hello My Loves,

I hope you all had a fantastic week! Fortunately, I wrapped up a very exciting two week project which left just enough time for some Friday self reflection. I started sifting through the archives on my slowly dying vintage MacBook and came across this bloglovin' icon I designed for TWD two years ago. And like a floodgate, all the incredible memories I have of starting my blog came rushing back to me. Of all the new ventures I embarked on in NYC, by far the most rewarding has been my blog.

When I look at this luggage tag icon, not only do I see how far I've come stylistically, but I'm reminded of the thrill I experienced joining the bloglovin' community. I remember discovering Danny Roberts' blog Igor + Andre and realizing the power, the magnitude, of starting your own blog. I never dreamed that my words would connect with people in such a meaningful way; that my fears could be stifled by complete strangers rooting for me from behind a computer screen.

TWD Darling: Kelly Cutrone

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"I happen to believe the world will change only when we change ourselves. And that starts with finding ourselves. And that starts with listening to ourselves: learning to quiet the clamor in our minds and the voices of everyone around us and move toward what feels right - toward the things we know, for reasons we can't explain, that we're meant to do, the things that make us feel alive."

- Kelly Cutrone 

You know the expression "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear"? Well, I think that might be the most accurate way to describe how I came to read (thrice) Kelly Cutrone's "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You". Cutrone is a wildly successful PR maven who is known for her no holds barred attitude and honest approach to business. But above all else, she is a woman who lives in her truth. For this reason alone, I felt compelled to read her book, paint her portrait, and become closely engrossed in the world of Kelly Cutrone.

Armani: Through the Eyes of Illustrators

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy, Happy New Year Everyone!!

I hope you had the most spectacular holiday season with your loved ones. I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last posted here. The final month leading up to Christmas was quite hellish for me. My life sort of came crashing down and I was really forced to reevaluate things. In any case, here I am, back and recharged; perhaps still thinking things through but much stronger than I was before.

Best of all, my first post of 2013 is a celebratory one. I have been dying to share here, since late October, that I had been contacted by ARMANI's Digital Communication Worldwide and asked to contribute an original illustration to their facebook album Armani: Through the Eyes of Illustrators. I was so unbelievably honored and excited that I nearly burst at the seams.

My final piece has been added to the beautifully curated album alongside several other EXTREMELY talented illustrators worldwide. Be sure to check it out here and stay tuned for many more TWD posts to come. Lastly, but certainly not least, thank you to all my amazing followers (new and old) for keeping me so inspired and motivated every step of the way. I love you all.

Much love, many hugs, and so many kisses!!
Meag xx
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