It's a bit sad how little of my job is actually drawing, so I've been making extra time these past few weeks to work in my sketchbook. I'm also getting better at updating my neglected tumblr, so you can follow me there for scans of these drawings & more stuff.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Sometimes Shop has come and gone, and here are a handful of photos Kaye took from before we sold almost everything. I don't think the photos even do it justice (sorry Kaye), it was really a beautiful little store filled with everything we love. Thank you, thank you to everyone who came out to our opening party or over the weekend, it was amazing to meet you and show our work in person.
We're already planning our next pop-up for the holidays in December, and until then you can find my ceramics in my new shop, shop.leahgoren.com. I'll be listing unsold pieces from the pop-up and brand new pieces in early July. And now, I'm off to Mexico & California! xx
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
We are excited to announce the opening of Sometimes, our very first pop-up shop, this summer in Brooklyn! Rachel, Monica, Masuko, and I have been busy at the ceramics studio for months, and we'll be filling a little shop in Greenpoint along with Kaye's jewelry and Gina's quilts and pillows.
Images above: my patterned white vases, a figure by Rachel, and a ring pile-up by Kaye.
See you in June!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Last month I was lucky enough to work on the cover for one of my favorite magazines, Frankie, and it's on newsstands now. It was a total dream job because I got to draw exactly what I love most: dream girls and boys wandering around with their plants and ice cream and cats. I thought I'd share a little process because it was so fun to draw, and my unedited drawings can be interesting on their own.
I painted everything in black ink so I could place and layer them exactly where I wanted in photoshop and pick my colors out carefully. It's nice to do it this way because color is one of my favorite parts, and I get to play around with it more. I drew the figures first, and then the background colors for their clothes and objects with tracing paper.
And the final! You get a little peek at some guys who suffered from cropping. Thanks so much to AD Holly McCauley!
Friday, April 4, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
This is my first real series that I've planned ahead of time and is available for wholesale, and it's a really good feeling to see it stand on its own and not on Etsy! Since these are some of the first pieces that will be in stores, I wanted to release a couple updated versions of everyone's favorite cat patterns, as well as four entirely new designs.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Last year I worked on the cover illustration & lettering for the reissue of Jane Bowles' 1943 novel, Two Serious Ladies. Jane Bowles was a New York City writer, and this is her only novel. I liked reading John Waters' take on this book here, and I feel lucky to be a part of something that was important to other New Yorkers decades before I was born and arrived in this city.
Many many thanks to AD Allison Saltzman at HarperCollins Ecco :D