Everette Mica Rhee was who inspired my horoscope series. My little Aries inspiration. She is the brand new daughter of one of my closest friends. I knew I wanted to paint her something and I wanted it to be a subject that would be relevant throughout her life. When I showed her the painting she could not stop scanning it side to side and then smiling. Aries was officially baby approved. That moment made my stomach drop.
From meeting Evers yesterday, I get it. I totally and completely get it. She is perfect in every way and all you want to do is stare at her and hold her. It was a cool and strange realization when I was holding her last night. This age is pretty cool. You get to see the people you love the most having mini versions of themselves that you can hold and cuddle. It's pretty amazing in every sense of the word.
Evers and Jess were just too photogenic to not include photos of them.
The illustration was done in pen, ink and watercolor. The frame is an authentic vintage frame I found at an antique store back in Massachusetts (that kind if vintage look can't be replicated). I have been holding on to the frame for a while now and it was always the odd man out when it came to my wall decor. Now I know why... it wasn't meant for me it was meant for Evers. I adhered paper flowers onto the frame to give it a softer look. I really think it came out quite nice!