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Hand painted bags by Deanna First X Modern Picnic Design by Deanna First

I had the opportunity to team up with Modern Picnic which is a super cool brand that just launched dedicated to making the chicest lunch bags I've seen! They are fully insulated and look like a high-end classic purse from the outside. I was so amazed by the quality of their product I knew I wanted to collaborate with them!

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I was excited to switch up my usual paper and pencil for purses and paint. It was refreshing and really enjoyed how easily the paint glides onto faux leather material. It is becoming my new favorite thing to illustrate on. We hosted a giveaway last week with the bag. If you aren't following along on my social @deanna_first please do! I post more of my daily sketches and experimental artwork there in addition to my next live-sketch events.

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To see more of Modern Picnic's bags click here @modernpicnic P.S. We are having another giveaway soon with a different design so be sure to stay tuned!xx

ShopStyle Brunch X Deanna First Sketches at 1 Hotel BK by Deanna First

I was thrilled to work with ShopStyle for the first time this week at The Osprey located inside of 1 Hotel Brooklyn this week! The event was a beautifully executed brunch to celebrate ShopStyle's partnerships throughout the years. Guests could pick from 1 out of 2 backgrounds representing either the Brooklyn Bridge or a Rooftop overlooking the NYC skyline. I pre-illustrated the backgrounds and added in logo in advance.

This was fitting considering the venue location and hotel that is known for its stunning rooftop views! I attached a few photos from the event. Note, that my live sketches are done in 5-7 minutes each! Hope you enjoy!

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Design by Mixed Greens Events

Design by Mixed Greens Events

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Lafayette 148 NY X Deanna First at Nordstrom, Costa Mesa by Deanna First

Honored to be part of another amazing event in partnership with Lafayette 148 New York! I headed to CA for the second time this month to live sketch attendees wearing their favorite Lafayette look. The event took place at Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA and lasted for roughly 3 hours.

Attendees were served cocktails while waiting for the runway presentation to begin. This collection is filled with so many amazing prints that really exude confidence. I am so excited to be part of their #WomenArtists Series this year. Photos are by the talented Jarod Harris Photography. 

Their Spring 2018 Collection is just breathtaking! Shop Lafayette 148 New York new collection and you will not be disappointed. #LafayetteLoves #WomenArtists

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