Wednesday, October 21, 2009

favorite haunt

pve design illustration for a new J.McLaughlin shop, Beverly, Mass. locale
I have always loved learning about locations whilst I draw various shops across the land of the free and the home of the brave. I am especially intrigued by those that have names of women.
Beverly, Mass. - home to a new shop with fun green awnings and the American Flag flying high.
Note the doors and window boxes are black as the top photo. Beverly is after all near Salem and witches need a bit of black to haunt or at least to fly by!

Any favorite towns named after women that you like to haunt?

11 comments:

Emily said...

Great illustrations! I live near Beverly and I'll have to check this place out!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Fabulous illustrations, P! It's funny, I haven't much thought about town with women's names, but I don't think there are many in Colorado. Most town names in Colorado have an Old West ring to them - Rifle, Dillon, Frisco, Silverton, Durango. I particularly love the southwestern towns or geographical areas with names that tell a mysterious (and probably painful) story...Bloody Thumb (I think that one was in Arizona), Box Death Hollow (Utah, I believe), the Desperation Mountains (I'm quite sure that was Nevada). Makes you want to track down the story.

Lisa said...

I just HAD to look up Box Death Hollow! A Box Canyon is one that is open only at one end. There are two vertical walls rising above the canyon with a river in it. It got it's name as cattle would run over the edge to their death!
I live in Utah, not from here, but have never heard of it! Thanks for making me curious!
Oh, and love the illustrations!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Your illustrations are stunning.

Interesting observation about places with women's names - I've never noticed/thought about it before.

Debra said...

Very inviting illustration- makes me want to shop here!!! My Father's name was Milo- and there is a small town in Maine named Milo-my Mothre's middle name was Carmel- so those two are special for me.

Greet said...

I always so enjoy looking at your drawings! They are so wonderful! I thought about cities or towns in Belgium with a name of a woman but I can't find not one!

Greet

Purple Flowers said...

There is a small town in MA, by the name of Florence. It has the cutest town diner - very 1950ish, refurbished for an old train car. And the food is tasty too! :o)

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Such great illustrations! You make things look wonderful!

annechovie said...

This is adorable, P.! Very charming and I esp. love the green awning. Well done! xo

Heather van Breda said...

Lovely, as usual :)

kayce hughes said...

Love the dog "walking " the fashionista. Perhaps one day I will have my very own store.