Monday, February 25, 2013


When an artist sees something that inspires
a piece of artwork or an illustration,
that "something" or "someone" becomes the artist's muse.
Last week on Instagram, Katie Armour
(of the neo-traditionalist and Matchbook Magazine)
posted this image of her darling pug, Alfred,
and her pretty new coral x-bench from Target
(of which I'm now lusting!).

Katie Armour's Instagram of Alfred and the Coral X-Bench

Little did Alfred know when he awoke that day
that he would become a muse
for a quick watercolor study
(photos below are all i-phone snaps as I worked)

Oh, Alfred, you're oh-so-charming ...
and if you're looking for a girl to hang with,
I know a chic one named Lily!

A note on the Target Threshold X-Bench:
I couldn't find it on line,
so it must be available only in stores right now ...
I did find this image, however ...
apparently Target has a whole Coral Collection ...
such a spring happy color ...


Speaking of home decor and Target,
this was my latest purchase this weekend
for my own home, which I'm decorating
in a glamorous beach house style
 (since it's on the water) ...

It's the Nate Berkus Tortoise Shell in a creamy white!
The living room is being painted now, and can't wait
to add it to the mix!

Happy Monday, everyone!
Have a fabulous week and I'll see you Wednesday!


A Well Styled Life said...

Alfred is so adorable and you are so talented!!

Moda said...

Troppo simpatico il tuo cane. kiss

miss b said...

This illustration just shows how talented you are! You have captured Alfred so well. I like to see the way your illustrations develop through the stages.

Debra said...

Oh how sweet! You've captured little Alfred's image and his personality so well Sandy. I LOVE it. Xo

PS:So jealous I can't draw. Sigh...

Ivana said...

Sandy, you always get me with your work! I love how you call this a "quick watercolor study", to me, it's perfection! You are such an incredibly talented lady (I know I'm repeating myself, but I have to say it again and again, every time I see some of your works!)

Have the loveliest of weeks, my dear friend!

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

Catherine Robinson said...

Fabulous're such a talented lady...Alfred is very charming ;-)
Have a great week.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love your illo Sandy, just adorable! I would love to get an X bench in turquoise, fingers crossed that I will find one somewhere :)

xo Mary Jo

Margarita Bloom said...

Alfred is adorable!!! Happy Wednesday lovely. :)

Taj Acosta said...

I have that same tortoise shell from Nate in the living room! I bought it as soon as the line came out for our beach house! Great minds think alike! xx