The wonderful author and journalist Summer Brennan is currently finishing a book for Houghton Mifflin on Victorine Meurent, forgotten art star (and muse of Manet) of 19th century Paris. Her Indiegogo campaign was over 200% funded, and I'm creating a tote bag design which will be one of the stretch goals. I really love freelance projects, because they are often so different to book work, and this difference makes for a bit of a shake-up, fresh ideas in both cases.
The drawings below are small elements taken from Victorine's life, the paintings of her, and I will likely be working these into a pattern as part of the design. I'm quite fond of the parrot.