In the spirit of shopping small and supporting artists at the holidays (as well as always) I'm turning the spotlight on my longtime friend and artist of many styles, Brooke Nightingale. For this post, Brooke is sharing a few fashion sketches she's done. If you follow her on social media, you can get a sense of the tremendous scope of her artistic skills, as well as her warm, loving personality. Find her here:
Brooke and I went to grade school in Connecticut together and I didn't know at that time that she was such an artist. I have really enjoyed connecting with her in adulthood and watching her generate such inspiring work. Like me, she's a mother of multiple kids, works in education, and enjoys cultivating a personal sense of style through her clothes. Her fashion sense and mine have a fair amount of overlap!
Brooke is up for trying out just about anything artistically, and goes at her art with a sense of openness that generates amazingly fantastic finished products that seem so magically effortless. She made these two sketches inspired by a couple of #ootd photos I took of myself:
Here is the artist herself! Do not hesitate to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with business inquiries. She lives and works in western Connecticut, and her art is for sale both locally as well as via shipping.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Please consider the impactful decision to shop small and support independent artists as you make your holiday gifting choices.