It’s October, and I wish I were in Paris. My first trip was in 1978. I was twenty-five years old. Paris pressed its imprint on me like a Toulouse-Lautrec lithography stone. Now I am forever drawing Eiffel Towers and café scenes. Here’s a journey through the years.
This was a promotional mailer, done in the early 1980s in the cut paper style that I was experimenting with. Matisse’s Jazz book had just been republished, and I was smitten. I now was drawing shapes with an X-acto blade and adding touches with colored pencils. My inner whimsy was definitely tapped into, like a genie out of the bottle.
The cut paper style evolved into tighter renditions of Paris icons, using Zip-a-Tone shading film and Letraset tape.
I even incorporated our cats, Be-Mo and Roxy, into Paris denizens.
This was part of a double-page spread done for Macy’s in 1987.
This is part of the Paris, Je t’aime series I am selling as prints in the Dirndl Skirt Shop.
Does this put you in the mood for Paris? I kind of thought it would.
C’est la vie.