Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Artist Discovery!

Today I went for a jog with my friend Cassy.  How and why I've been running is an entirely different story that I may have to blog about sometime.  So anyway, after our run I stopped by her house so she could show me her latest thrift store find (some adorable vintage trays!) and while there I spied a copy of Ready Made magazine on her table and asked if I could borrow it.  She being ever so generous allowed me to take it home.  Cassy really is one of the most giving people I know - just sayin!:)
Later on I began leafing through the mag. and stumbled upon an illustration I thought was cute.  I went on to read a little blip about the artist - Nan Lawson.  Turns out she's an illustrator, photographer, AND blogger - so basically one of those insanely talented types who make me feel insecure.  But what I really love is that she does custom portraits for people.  All you do is send in a photo and she sends back her awesome version.  How creative! 

I noticed that several of her illustrations have ocean themes.......

And these I just love.....

So here's to the happy sequence of events today that led me to discover the art of Nan Lawson!  You can check her out at  Another reason to love her is she's really affordable - gotta love it:)

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
Hedy Lamarr


  1. Love these a lot! I also love visiting your sweet and fun blog!

  2. Aww thanks Susie! It's a fun little outlet for me:)

  3. Thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are a sweet, dear friend.
    (That's kind of cute, and sounds kind of old-fashioned, which is why I said it just that way, especially for you.) ;-)

    I LOVE the artist you mentioned. She is just killer awesome!