Hello friends!  Happy Friday, I can't wait for this weekend.  It feels like I've been super busy this week, and it will be nice to kick back with my family in the suburbs for a couple days (hehe, and swim in their pool)!  

Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of June?  I certainly can't!  It seems like just yesterday I was with Pedro's family in Brazil ringing in the New Year.  Time, as always, is just flying by - seriously.  It's been a crazy ride.  But a really special crazy ride.. ahha.  

Today I have a new ILLUSTRATOR CRUSH and inspiration for you.

I've fallen in love with the work of Mailka Favre.  A French illustrator based in London, her work is full of stark lines, minimal colour and lots of movement.  I love the "flatness" to her work - the illustrations have a reductive + minimalist quality to them, and it's really great.  They are simple + bright + beautiful - and I can't stop looking at them.

"My approach to illustration is about paring things down as much as possible.  I try and get to the essence of my subject by using as few lines and colours as it needs to convey the core of the idea."

- Malika Favre


Illustrator Crush: Kris Atomic

I'm feeling inspired by the lovely and whimsical illustrations of Kris Atomic today.  I love love love the pretty ladies in her drawings.  Everything is so feminine and fun.

I'm obsessed with the palette from her main website graphic (pictured on the right).  Mint + lavender + yellow + red ... oh my!  The prettiest of pastels all in one - yay!

After going through her portfolio, all I want to do is draw cute girls in nice dresses. I think I am actually going to make/draw some charms instead though, and have some fun with shrink plastic.  

Hope your weekend was full of sunshine, and pretty things!

Kris Atomic's main website graphic.  So cute! I love the teacups, ribbons, and macarons!

Kris Atomic's main website graphic.  So cute! I love the teacups, ribbons, and macarons!