Saturday, 9 July 2016

Paulette Prints in the Shop.....

  It really fascinates me to picture behind the scenes scenarios of some of my favourite old movies. Apparently there were just as many cat fights off screen as there were on, in the fabulous 1939 comedy- drama "The Women"

  I have taken one of my favourite actresses Paulette Goddard (who plays sharp witted chorus girl Miriam Aarons) and created these two sweet behind the camera scenes.... 

Both A5 prints (sold as a set) are now listed in my Etsy Shop They also have addition gold and silver touches added to the print by hand.

Wardrobe Test........Gouache

Paulette Runs her Lines.......Gouache

  The incredible MGM costume designer Gilbert Adrian designed some totally draw dropping costumes, and Paulette Goddard managed to nab 2 of my 3 favourite outfits!

Favourite Outfit number 1
That hooded dress makes my heart sing!

Favourite Outfit number 2

Paulette's sparkly and rather risque little number

Favourite Outfit number 3
Rosalind Russel as Sylvia Fowler wearing The Seeing Eye dress

So if, like me, you're smitten with this gem of a movie, love Paulette Goddard, and enjoy my work, I'm hoping you'll find sweet delight in my whimsy illustrations. I had such fun painting them, I'm thinking that I might have to make a few more to join the set? Maybe featuring Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer throwing dagger eyes at each other or Rosalind Russell taking tea with the fabulous Mary Boland

Have a great weekend!
Pip x

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Paper Dolls in Fabric Outfits.......

Various Stages
For a little while now I have been pondering a Pip creation that's a little more affordable for my followers than one of my dolls. These little paper dolls fall somewhere between the price of a print and a doll face.

Made with doubled up card - so quite sturdy, they have a little ribbon attached to their backs so you can hang them on the wall. Perfect for small spaces like an office or studio.

Each one is individually made and hand painted by me - so they're not just prints! Each little lady will therefore have very slightly different expressions. 

I'm just going to keep going with this idea and see where it takes me. These first 5 Persephone dolls in 1930's beach pajamas and raffia sun hats flew from my shop but there are going to be lots more in the coming months, including Circus Showgirls and Nora Charles paper dolls in the run up to Christmas. What could be cuter!

If you missed Persephone keep your eyes peeled for Brigitte!

Pip x