Elisabeth from Poppy and Pinecone makes adorable watercolor paintings of states, countries, and inspirational phrases. I love the idea of having such a simple and artistic representation of some of my favorite places. Here are a few of my favorite paintings, plus an interview!
What is the first piece of artwork you remember making as a child?
I don't remember the very first piece, but I have notebooks dating back to when I was four years old, and they're filled with drawings of my family and believe it or not, many shaky outlines of the 50 states.
What was your first state/country you painted in your ___Love series?
Washington Love by Poppy and Pinecone
What is your favorite snack to eat while sketching?
Popcorn with a little basil and grated parmesan, a bowl of blackberries or Trader Joe's Peach Pops.
Make Voyages by Poppy and Pinecone
Do you travel at all? If you do, is there a particular subject that you tend to paint while traveling?
I travel often! I've spent time in 43 of the 50 states, and am preparing for another road trip next month (and planning a European adventure in the next year or so!). I always bring my sketchbook with me but don't tend to use it until the end of each day. I'll sketch what I can remember seeing Â â€“ cityscapes, landscapes, something in a museum. Whatever stands out in my mind from that day.
France Love by Poppy and Pinecone
I know several young aspiring artists. Do you have any advice for a beginning artist?
Don't give up! Try anything and everything. Make a point to sketch every day, but be kind to yourself and let yourself take a step back from your work if you need to. Never work uninspired.
Thanks Elisabeth for the lovely interview!
Nomadic Vignette is a blog about a traveling girl nomad and her travel sketchbook as she and her husband explore the world.