3 hot spring trends, a portrait and a winner

Welcome to a brand new week flowers! 
Has spring started already where you are? In our little corner, i see so many signs of the seasons turning, the earth waking up. And as i got in from the garden yesterday, i also wanted to shed my old skin and revel in a sense of renewal. Am thinking of a little spring cleanse for this week - and also - about putting together some new outfits.

3 hot trends for the coming season i just spotted and instantly loved: 

Two-pieces with Caribbean Flair
(This is something i wouldn't like seeing on myself, as bold patterns don't suit me. But I'd LOVE to see this on a lot of other women as i walk through town, like on my friend, the painter and well known fashion icon Barbara von Enger - see portrait on top. At the time i did this portrait sketch of hers, she was dressed just this way and it looked awesome - and very inspiring to the artist in me.

Artist gear
Now - this is good news for me, because it means i can go out, wearing my working clothes - the ones that i paint with. My working jeans are covered in little dots of paint and so are many other things in my studio. Some accidentally ... but i can make good use of that now ;)

Comfy shoes
Tee hee - how about a pair of these covered in paint? Because that is what i wear in my studio too. And why not give those heals a break more often and stroll around town in one of those? It means, we can do more walking - which is so good for pretty legs - and beside -s i love walking!

But the main thing is: Be yourself and wear, what makes you feel great -
because that is also, what brings out the inner beauty best!
Like - the lovely winner of my Valentine Giveaway.
I'll be doing her fashion portrait very soon - so look out for it here in the next 2 weeks.

Actually, all the women and dear friends who participated in this are worth painting and i loved to read, what makes them Sparkle. More about that in the next post.

Drawing: Martine Voigt-Schmid. pix 123: elle.com


  1. Congratulations to the winner! Can't wait to see her portrait!

  2. I am impatiently waiting for spring and warmer weather. It was snowing here again this weekend so it's very uplifting to see your summer picks :)
    Congrats to Anita, I can't wait to see her portrait! xo, M.

  3. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW I HAD NO IDEA I'D WIN! And you don't know (or maybe you do!) how EXCITED I AM ABOUT THIS! Martina, you know how much I adore your artwork; this is going to be so fun! Thank you! And....I love these new fashion ideas! I'd wear that caribbean outfit any time, as soon as our snow melts!

    I am so thrilled....I must get back to your email; it got busy for me yesterday! THANK YOU!

  4. Gorgeous. Congrats to the winner, so lovely. I hope spring arrives to you very soon doll xx

  5. Congratulations Anita !!!!!...lovely week Martina.....love from me....x !

  6. Oh so exciting that Anita won !


  7. She is gorgeous...she looks like she came straight from the French Market in New Orleans.With that...
    I would like you to pop on over and celebrate Mardi Gras with us. It will be fun.
    Happy Mardi Gras,
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

  8. Oh, I am so happy for Anita! Congratulations, looking forward to her portrait! I would love to take a walk in these comfy shoes at any time in the day, of the year! Totally my thing.

    Wish you a warm week ahead dear Martina, we will soon have summers in India!

  9. Congratulations to lovely Anita...I know you will create a wonderful and very special fashion portrait together Martina!...x
    I love your latest fashion drawing at the top...so pretty and colourful and those shoes look wonderfully comfortable!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Susan x

  10. Great looks! and loving the drawing! So full of color ! Hope your week is well dear! xo -Taj

  11. Gorgeous drawing Martina, I love it.
    Jess xx

  12. Congratulations to our darling Anita!!! I cannot wait to see your portrait of her, dear Martina!
    And I love your portrait of Barbara Von Enger...stunning and powerful....
    These trends are fun, but my favorite is being able to go outside right from painting...how fabulous! :)
    Enjoy the lovely signs of Spring, sweet friend..
    - Irina

  13. Awesome, I love that you keep us updates with the latest! SWOON!!!!


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