Tuesday, September 28, 2010

cooking day

It's been a very domestic day of cooking, eating and sorting out the closets trying to make some sense of a huge pile of shoot cloths.

roaster peppers salsa
Chicken dinner

Sunday, September 26, 2010



I was commenting of a fashion forum thread about how to wear skirts in the winter and still not freeze today, but then realized it'll be easier and quicker to take pictures instead of trying to explain this in words.
From left to right:
Leg warmers and thick pantyhose
fishnet pantyhose over pantyhose
skirt over skinny jeans
socks over pantyhose

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Immediate gratification


At around 9:30, I read this recipe for whole wheat honey cake in a cooking forum, an hour and a half later I already eat one and were color correcting the images...

moleskine exchange - funny train story

I got Micheal's book from Heidi a couple of days ago, in the middle of fashion week. Ned and I were shooting some of the shows, and at the same time, I was also working on the biggest illustration project I nailed since moving to NY (it's secret, so I can't talk about it...) basically, no sleep and just work for about a week.

On Thursday it was basically all over, and I was left with a lot of errands I had no time to do over the week. So, I went on a long ride to IKEA to get some cheap dishes for a paint on porcelain class I'm teaching next month. Since it's about 45 minutes on the train, I took Micheal's book to start working on it.

I started drawings and one stop after me this cool looking girl came on the train and sat by me - she started asking about my drawings and said she just moved to a new apartment and it trying to find the right art for her bedroom and I gave her my card and we went on chatting. Then, right before she took off, I realized that all this time what she really liked on the page was Heidi's garlic on the other side of the page!

So Heidi - if you are getting an e-mail from an excited new Yorker looking to buy some paintings, that's how she found you...

today was the first rest day after everything was over and so, I finished my first double spread on Micheal book.

Micheal book
Micheal book
Micheal book

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fashion week

Ned and I are shooting Fashion week again! I'm having so much fun and very little sleep, and we have it easy... We did 2 shows on Friday and 3 on Saturday. I think tomorrow we have nothing so we'll edit everything we shot so far.

It's such an interesting experience. I'm learning a lot about fashion, about myself, about photography and about accepting the fact that I am a professional photographer and have as much right to be there as everyone else (which I don't really feel just yet).


Risto Bimbiloski

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2 more doodles

To choose from if you want to participate in my doodle a day giveaway.


Strangely enough, I was working all day today on photos and illustrations of apples, only to remember that it's Rosh Ha'Shana in a couple of days and that images of apples and honey are everywhere today...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A doodle a day giveaway!


Have you heard about my doodle a day project?! It's a small drawing project that's about taking things less seriously and making small fast sketches and drawing and be adventurous and try new things. I'm selling all of them in my Etsy store for 10$ each, no matter how big \ small \ simple \ complicated they are.
Also, I'm documenting the whole series in this blog.

So, I decided to hold a "doodle a day"give-a-way and let everyone have a shot at owning one of those cool pieces of art.

This is what you need to do:
1) go to my shop and choose which one of the Doodles a day is your favorite.
2) then go to my facebook page and let me know which one you like best by posting a link for it on my wall.
3) if you don't follow me on facebook yet, you are invited to add me.

That's it, quick and easy!
I'm going to hold the raffle on September 20.

New Moleskine (long story!)


A few months ago, I had a really inspiring conversation with a friend who was visiting NY, she said how she decided that every birthday she'll do one thing she's scared of. I thought it was a damn good idea and decided to try it as well.

This year I decided to finally get started on the A3 moleskin that I got almost a year before but were to afraid to deal with, it's much much bigger then the size I'm comfortable drawing on.

So, on my birthday, I took the book out to Blackbird parlour and started working on it. Ned came to pick me up and we walked into a store or two then headed home. The next day, I wanted to take the book with me again, and - it was gone! I couldn't find it anywhere...

I went to the stores and the cafe, and turned the apartment upside down, and - nothing! no book! and it's not an easy thing to not see, I mean it is about 12"X16".

After 2 days of searching I decided it was simply gone. I decided to take it as a sign and come to terms with it. I ordered 2 new books online, an A4 and an 8"X5", and waited for them to show up so I can go back to drawing. After 2 days I got so angry and decided to ignore the stupid sign. I went to the book store and got a new A3, and started it right away.

2 days after that, I was drawing in Blackbird parlour again, and the waitress came over and asked "did you loose a big moleskin?!" turned out, she found it, and was afraid if she'll leave it in the cafe, someone will spill something on it, so she took it home with her till she see me again! how nice was that?!

So now I have enough moleskines for a couple of years... and I'm slowly getting use to the huge A3.
love (detail)
love (detail)

Saturday, September 4, 2010


An illustration of a mosquito for a book cover. I really hope it'll get accepted! it'll be cool to see this on a cover of a book.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Spaghetti Meat balls

This goes against all my cooking rules, it's not healthy, it's made of meat, it's a lot of work, and it messes up 3 different pots. But every couple of weeks, when I really want meat, Ned and I go to the meat hook and get something meaty and delicious, and I make a lot of mess, and by the end of it we stuff our faces with something really yummy.