Sharing is Caring

Inspiration, Music, This is About Me, Video

So listen here:

I love a good Soft Cell cover. Actually I love a bad Soft Cell cover too. I May or May not have been really into both the Marilyn Manson version AND the Pussycat Dolls version of Tainted Love. Yeah I know. Anyway, Bilal has done one of the coolest covers of Soft Cell’s Tainted Love I’ve heard, do your ears a big favor and click below.

found through Sugar Hill Culture Club

Courtney XO at Home

Courtney XO at Home, Instagram

Remember that commission I did for my friend Morgan a few months back? She was kind enough to  send me a couple of pictures of the piece in it’s new home. I can’t tell you how awesome it feels to see something I made apart of someone’s world!

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Want to share where your own Courtney XO piece is hanging? Send me an email, hashtag #CourtneyXO or tag @cwheels on instagram!

Mane Event

Illustrations, Uncategorized

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Happy Sunday!

I find it very difficult to find things to write to go along with my illustrations. Not because I have nothing to say , but because my thought is always:  I’d rather let the illustrations make you feel something not the random tangent I’m sure to go on. In all likely hood I will soon change the site layout to be more of a visual experience that you can better enjoy my illustrations as well as the videos, photos, and songs I find inspiring and would like to share. End thought…how do I transition out of this? Play me off Bill! ::: tips hat, dances off stage with cane :::

*update: I have changed the layout & I must say I think it’s quite the look.

Happy New Year of the Snake

From the Sketch Book, Illustrations

 

Year of the Snake

Happy New Year! So grateful for all the wonderful things that came my way in 2012, including You, the wonderful people who have made this year extra special for me. Thank you for your support & I look forward to another great year with you all. Here’s to a year full of success, good health, love & happiness (also pie). Welcome  2013!

xo

purple haze

Illustrations, Inspiration, Muses

Purple Haze XO CourtneyxMason CourtneyxMason3

Just a girl, her lovely afro, & some beautiful abstracts by a toddler & his aunt. All three were created during a little “art class” session with my 3 year old nephew. Meaning he barged in while I was working on my girl and demanded his own brush. We just painted up a storm mixing and blending colors on top of each others. I really had a blast and thought I’d share the finished product with you all. Forget established artist collaborations, grab a small child* and break out the paint! Thinking I shall hang these as a triptych. Get your own Purple Haze girl over at the shop.

Oldies But Goodies

Illustrations, Muses, Uncategorized

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RMinkoffXO

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While you guys patiently wait for new material (and I promise you, it’s coming soon & you’ll love it!*) I thought I’d post some work I did earlier this year.

Two are illustrations of the ever chic Rebecca Minkoff & June Ambrose, while the other is of my amazing friend Diarrha N’Diaye, Editor & Chief of Hip Hop En Vogue . I know I don’t have to tell you twice that Rebecca Minkoff makes some of the coolest purses and jackets around, and June Ambrose is a force of nature as a “Rockmom” and celebrity stylist,  but take a clicky click on over to Diarrha’s Hip Hop En Vogue the go to site for Hip Hop, High End fashion, Art and the celebrities that merge the worlds together.

Remember it’s December the time of year for giving and receiving! If you haven’t ordered Courtney XO prints yet, head on over ASAP before your favorites are gone (much like 2012 is!)

 

*that’s what she said