to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched in 2010, Marissa's online journal tells of adventures with her husband Sam, their fur kids, the occasional cocktail creation and lots of conversations with inspiring people. This blog serves to celebrate tiny victories, inspiration for those times you're stuck in a rut and bring together a community that wants more than a perfectly curated feed of eye candy. Sometimes you just got to throw it out there and see where it goes!

ArtSpeak: Yago Partal's Zoo Portraits

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite illustrator and photographer's work of late: Zoo Portraits by Yago Partal. This collection is my go-to for a quick shot of happiness. How can you not smile when you see animals in human attire? The below are my top picks, even though I would love to submit my 3 yahoos for her next portrait session—a girl can dream right? Couldn't you totally see Willie Nelson showboating in his vintage Pendleton flannel jacket and lumber jack cap? Goes perfectly with his pink tongue. While Buju would obviously be sporting a classic monocle and tweed blazer because he's such a scholar. Yago Partal, if you are reading this, let's make it happen! Yago Partal's Zoo Portraits

Willie Nelson's long lost cousin

Yago Partal's Zoo Portraits

Skunks love Atwater Village and I bet this one represents the hood.


Images from Zoo Portraits

Self-Expression / 07

Self-Expression / 07

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