June 2014 | The Yellow Spectacles

A Page From the Dairy Sketches: Laura Kay

June 30, 2014

Courtesy Laura Kay Etsy 
Fashion bloggers, writers, up-and-coming designers are all the rage in today's realm of social media. These members of social society stay on cue, sharing what's hot & what's trending now with the public.

There is one fancy female with a fashion flare doing the same kind of fashion 411 publicity--only she does it with the stroke of her felt tip marker.

Meet fashion illustrator, Laura Kay. She shares & streams all kinds of whimsical fashion based art via Twitter, Instagram, and her website, diarysketches.com.

Kay's fashion fixtures really are on point & all the rage as her doodles have even caught the eye of Kim K.

Seriously, for those seeking happy tongue & cheek  art you must not only checkout her fashion sketches, but see what Laura Kay can do for your image--literally.

Courtesy Laura Kay Etsy
Kay does custom portraits which she often shares via Instagram. Illustrating for Kay is like breathing, she says, "Art brings me joy!! It's my passion, it's my oxygen!" and p.s. she also states, "my favorite color is grey."

It's fun to get lost in her animations of real life people portrayed with lengthy legs, rosy high cheekbones, and flowing frocks--just peek at her sketch of Vogue's leading lady, Anna Wintour.

Much like bloggers and other creative minds, Kay doesn't have to look too far for sketch ideas, "I'm inspired by fashion and pretty thing around me" she says. 
Fashion, art, and anything pretty in its own right is fair game for Kay to portray with a swish of  her color pencils and a little imagination.


Sultry Summer Saturation: Featuring The Salty Pineapple Hut's Katherine Gaskin

June 27, 2014

Photo Courtesy Katherine Gaskin Tumbler 

Every summer, we are all on a personal quest--whether it is to seek out a little r and r, thrilling adventure, or inner growth summertime is the ample time to do so--or at nothing else become a beach bum for the season.

The Salty Pineapple Hut creator, Katherine Gaskin captures the essence of summertime throughout her daily water soaked  life with her inventive color-bombing method of beach photography.

Waikiki Print Collection 

Gaskin, as self proclaimed freelance traveling photographer is able to capture various paradise locations around the globe by uniquely "combining super-saturated colours, blazing hot sunsets, and photography" from her past voyages which showcase some of the world's most beautiful beaches.

While most of us collect seashells to remember our beach getaways, Gaskin's vivid hued paradise photography prints are her seaside souvenirs in her own right.

"These prints serve as souvenirs from each place I've visited and as a reminder to always be adventurous"   Gaskin says. She continues to say, "From Hawaii to across the world, I plan to release a set of art prints dedicated to each exotic paradise I can dig my toes into."

If a trip to Hawaii isn't in this summer vacation budget, Gaskin has your back as her first series of beachy prints are for-sale. This round of prints are influenced by her travels to Hawaii's breathtaking islands.

The Waikiki Hawaiian Islands Print Collection is guaranteed to cure any case of cabin fever.

All of Gaskin's prints are hand-signed and are limited to an edition of 25.
Truly, gems in print format.

Gaskin actively shares her salty shore photos of Hawaii and beyond through her Instagram page, but all of Gaskin's summer essential prints can be purchased from The Salty Pineapple Hut.

Wakiki Print Collection 
Summer is only here for a short time, but The Salty Pineapple Hut beach themed prints won't disappear after the last summer sun
sets. Like Gaskin says, "Stay Golden."

Keep up with Kat on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumbler too.

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