Saturday, August 9, 2014


The Decorator XXV

Chloe York "The Decorator XXV" Acrylic on Canvas 48"x72" 2014







Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Essential Summer 2014: Chloe York

My office

Bar DKDC in the Cooper Young district. My new favorite eats.

Eating / Healthier. Lots of greens like arugula, kale, and brussels sprouts and I'm learning to cut out all the sugar.
 Drinking /Water, coffee, and Moscow Mules.
 Practicing /Aromatherapy. I have a modest collection of essential oils that help me sleep better, calm me in times of stress, and I use Thieves oil as my perfume. 
 Mastering / My first managerial position as the Community Education Associate at Memphis College of Art. I love it here.
Learning / To write a novel. It is a huge undertaking and very time-consuming. 
 Trying / Reading at least one book a month. I recently finished "Heart Shaped Box" by Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman's collection of short stories "Fragile Things", and a rad graphic novel series called "Saga."
 Playing / On that Pottermore website. Turns out, I'm a Hufflepuff.
 Reading / Design blogs and real books with no pictures. And books with just pictures. I read whenever I can. It is the jam.
 Remembering / How much I love autumn. I love being cold, bundling up, and having pumpkin in EVERYTHING. I yearn for red leaves, crisp cedar scented breezes, and oversized sweaters.
 Wearing / Loose fitting garments that make me feel like a lovely bohemian. Lots of rings. Big chunky necklaces. Layers even in the 90+ degree heat. 
Cooking / Pastas, curry chicken, avocados and capers and mint on everything.
 Working / In my beautiful new office surrounded by children's artwork and on that novel I keep mentioning. I'm also struggling with a new, blue hued Decorator.
 Traveling / To the woods, the Cooper Young district, local restaurants like Bar DKDC, shops like Goner Records, Burke's Bookstore, making new discoveries in the city I've decided to call home.
 Wanting / Coconut oil, Valor Essential oil from Young Living, a tiny potted fir tree for the living room, a Moroccan rug, an endless supply of Golden acrylics. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Progress: The Decorator XXV

In Progress: Chloe York The Decorator XXV Acrylic on Canvas 48"x72" 2014

Illustrative Sketches

Eric and I are well into the book we're writing and things have really started coming together. We've made a lot of changes so far. For instance the main characters are teenagers now. We nixed the cabin. Soon I will share an excerpt from what we have so far, but for now, just be satisfied with some concept art, sketches Eric made of armor and relics to be used in the story.