Bird heads on dresses and white feather sashes

…these are a few of my favorite things! I received several messages from friends to get to Bergdorf Goodman right away to see the Holiday Windows. Those who know me know how much I love animal art & often put animal heads on human bodies any chance I get (like the illustration from my business cards below). Bergdorf’s windows this year are a fantastic animal-head wonderland!! I’m so glad I caught them while they were still up, even if I had to fight the massive day-after-Christmas crowd to grab a few snapshots. I also can’t believe how similar my own artwork from last year is to the bird window!!!

For another winter treat, here are Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal. xo, Happy Holidays.

Listen here: Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

For more Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Window photos, see “Carnival of the Animals” on their website here & here!

photography & bird head illustrations © 2011 artsparrow (Andrea Sparacio)

Dear Santa

By the time the holidays roll around, I usually don’t know what material possessions to ask for. There are so many things I want and yet most of them seem intangible things I must do for myself. For starters, I need the gift of time! Endless hours getting lost in making art, making messes, being creative, learning programs and new techniques. Can busy New Yorkers ask for more time? We don’t play enough and over-schedule every inch of our lives. Other materials I want are usually for my art career (I know, I’m obsessed) and things I will never ask of others because they’re for my own business. I did create this style board of office supplies I plan on purchasing over the next year (although the wolf pillow is just a reminder to make more animal-themed crafts.) Have a Creative & Happy Holiday! xo Andrea.

mail & paper sorter cube, faux-leather camera bag, studio designs oak wing table, Nikon lenses, Ross Menuez pillows, Crate & Barrel industrial stool, Print Workshop by Christine Schmidt, Blitz Translucent Drawing Board

photos & style boards © 2011 artsparrow (Andrea Sparacio)

New Illustration: Vogue Pattern Magazine!

This time last year I began illustrating a bi-monthly column for Vogue Pattern Magazine called Sewing Therapy. The new Dec/Jan 2012 issue’s Sewing Therapy tagline is: “Do you suffer from Delusional Holiday Gift Sewing?” along with my full-page illustrated spread. Check it out on newsstands now! And just in time for the holidays. ♡magazine layouts © 2011 Vogue Patterns Magazine; illustrations © 2011 artsparrow (Andrea Sparacio)

New Comic: What Is Romance?

This past Summer I was asked by the awesome editors at Slice Magazine to participate in a comic swap with Grayhaven Comics (see previous comic teaser here). My 4-page contribution is finally out for purchase in their “Love Letters” anthology. It was an awesome challenge for me to tackle the issue’s theme: Romance! You’re surely in for a treat.

Order your copy today; $3.75 at ComiXpress!

Comic pages © 2011 artsparrow (Andrea Sparacio), The Gathering (love letters cover) © 2011 Grayhaven Comics