Happy August – a day late! Time to hop on that rusty old beach bike and head into town for some fresh cut sunflowers and soak up what’s left of summer this weekend.
August for me is always a time of scrambling to squeeze in as much lemonade and sunshine and white shorts as I possibly can before “school” starts. And by school, I mean, the universal mindset that life starts over again in September.
Here she is! The 2014 Calendar! Just chillin on my Society Social Bar Cart
Can’t wait for you all to see each month! I had so much fun creating this edition of my calendar. I put a lot of thought into each illustration, trying to capture the feeling that each month holds, infused with the memories and experience… The saturated stillness of July heat, the frenzy of a new September, the romance of a February night, the perky energy of April… I could go on.
I will look forward to sharing my inspiration for each image with you as we move through the year. Don’t you want one now? Can you hardly wait to embark on this book-club-calendar journey with me here on the blog? It will be so enriching! Hurry and buy one!
It’s a beautiful day here in New York, the perfect kind of sunny but-not-hot day. I am just returning from a picnic lunch in Washington Square Park with my sketch book. Jazz musicians were casually playing the day away, children were running wild through the giant fountain and everyone seemed to be eating italian ice. Like I said, perfect kind of New York day.
And to make things even better, here’s an illustration I did for Kendra Scott. Yes, the Kendra Scott. Let’s all freak out!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the KS team for this lovely feature! Be sure to visit Kendra’s blog to see this illustration I created for their new fall campaign and read my interview.
Petit fours vs. dessert crepes? Carrot cake or caramel cake?
These are the difficult decisions I am faced with as next May 17th approaches. I am just returning from a wild weekend of planning for the big day. We spent all day Saturday and Sunday visiting the venues we are going to use around DC. By the end of the weekend we had no choice but to stop by Dolcezza for gelato to reward a job well done.
Have I mentioned how much fun wedding planning is?!
Meet Erika’s bridesmaids, I sketched each of these lovely ladies for her to give them to thank them for being a part of her wedding. Aren’t they fabulous, each with very unique style and personality?
Erika was such a fun bride. She made a pinterest board for me to showcase each girl’s sense of style and matched it with “dream outfits” to sketch them in. It was like playing dress up. We even turned each sketch into stationery…