We all have an item of clothing that as soon as we saw it, we felt “Yes! This summarizes everything that I am and want to be!” For some of us, it may be a scarf, pair of boots, boxing gloves, dangly earrings, a Stetson… the list goes on an on.
When I was a little one, I wore leotards and tights constantly. Constantly. I wanted to be a ballerina, but the lasting impact of this rotating dance-wear was the fact that my mother instilled in me that I could wear whatever I wanted. She may not have anticipated the sheer genius of the outfits that I would put together.
Last winter, I was on the prowl for a new winter coat. One fateful day, I stumbled upon the most gorgeous article of clothing I could have imagined. I fell in love and ordered immediately.
It symbolizes who I want to be:
I want to be little Little Red Riding Hood.
She follows where her curiosity leads.
She revels in nature’s playful beauty.
She faces her problems head-on.
She is fiercely courageous.
She protects her loved ones.
I want to be her because she’s baller.
All of these illustrations are from “Little Red Riding Hood,” illustrated by Daniel Egnéus. If you don’t have a copy of this captivatingly intricate book, buy one immeditately! You’ll fall in love just like I did.
Egnéus’ style has greatly influenced the drawing style of my sketchbooks.
Just a reminder that you can pre-order all 13 sketchbooks created during the 13/13/13 Sketchbook Project for only $250 to have them all shipped to you the day each is released, saving 34% off the retail price. This offer ends December 1st!