I am in love with this blog Lily Says Go
Apparently everyone else already knew about it? Ahh where have I been? And I took one look at her and said to myself, “this girl is a dancer”. Lily, am I right? I just know it when I see it. That awareness of how a dancer holds herself.
I realized this sketch would have been way more fun a month ago. But you know what, why don’t we just get started getting excited about next Christmas now. This outfit has me fast forwarding to the merriment already.
And the best part about it? She made that amazing tulle skirt out of an old prom dress.
You all are the best friends a girl could ask for. Look how many of you came to my rescue with amazing input about my last post. I am brimming over with appreciation and love for you all. Thank you!
I am so intrigued by your responses, this is so helpful. I had no idea how many people are in the market for a sympathy card. No idea! Really? Sympathy cards?
In my experience, when I’ve really needed sympathy, nothing would have been more painful than a greeting card.
My advice is this. If you are looking for the “right” card to say sorry for your loss, find a clean, simple and respectfully unadorned sheet of correspondence stationery and tell the person how much you love and support them. Get so involved in writing the note that you start crying. Now that’s a true act of showing sympathy. No decorative card could hold the same weight.
There. Now that I’ve unleashed my holier-than-thou opinion on sympathy cards, let’s move on and continue being BFFS.
You all are incredible! Thank you for all your thoughtful responses. It was so uplifting and encouraging to hear how many of you really do still believe in the importance of the handwritten note. I am so energized by your feedback!
And I am definitely going to start writing text for my cards! It’s terrifying and I’m afraid you all will hate my sense of humor but hey, I’ve seen enough motivational pinterest slogans to know that I will only live once and a year from now I will have wished I started now. So here we go!
Love you guys!!! Should we start more question and response themed blog posts? I love your comments so very much. This woman-to-woman sharing is so awesome. This must be what being Oprah feels like.
Hello friends. Let’s gossip over coffee. We can talk about our feelings and dreams and about how justified we were for throwing that fit/buying that bag/judging that engagement ring. I’ll convince you to quit your job and you can convince me to go on a juice cleanse with you.
Ok, well we won’t really be together. And there may not be coffee. I will be here, inside my computer and you will be there, inside your computer.
But I do want to have a conversation with you. Because I trust your judgement and love your taste!
I’m working on working smarter this year. And I need your help to do it.
The paper industry is changing rapidly and I need to adjust accordingly. I am going to produce a smaller line of card designs in 2013. Just the cards you need to get through a year full of special occasions and nothing that will lie in the bottom of your desk drawer.
I have a vision of a complete boxed set of my cards that will contain a mother’s day card, a thank you note, a birthday card etc… all the essentials to help the modern woman never come up empty handed on those rare few remaining occasions when we still reach for pen and paper.
I want to only produce the cards you all really really want to see. So tell me what you want to see! So far I have ideas for valentines day, birthday, mother’s day, thank you, bride, pregnancy.
What do you think? Are there other occasions you wished you had a card for? Or less occasions? Do you like seeing my girls on the cards? Or patterns/objects? Do you like text with the artwork?
Comment and help me plan! You are the wind beneath my wings!
ps. buy a print
When it comes to thinking about buying four hundred dollar costume jewelry earrings, you have to ask yourself two questions:
1. who do you think you are?
and 2. which color is most practical?
These are the types of things I am working through in my new sketch book. But really, what color would you get if you had an unlimited tassel budget? Not that either of us do, but a sketchbook is a place for dreaming right?
Speaking of, last night I dreamed my plane went down in an emergency landing into the ocean, but it was also distinctly taking place in Paris (which, yes, I know is not in the ocean)
Everything was very organized in the dream. I remembered to grab my passport before exiting. And the nice pilot even let me get back on the plane briefly to grab my very attractive pointed toe nude flats with laser cutouts.
What does it mean???! That I’m crazy?
Probably. Here’s something else I sketched in the new book. This is definitely the work of a crazy person…
I can’t stop thinking about pink arugula. I want an entire room painted with pink arugulas. Or at least some over sized throw pillows.
Hello! Welcome to the first sketch of 2013, swathed in emerald fur. I figured what better way to start fresh than with the pantone color of the year?
This sketch is part of a new sketch book I unwrapped on Christmas morning. I immediately fell in love with its delicately gold tipped pages and gorgeous geometric patterned cover.
Which got me to thinking… a sketch book this beautiful before it’s even been used would become a treasure once it’s been filled with artwork. What would one sell a treasure like this for? … What if I started selling sketch books? … Is that a thing? Not a published replica of a sketch book… but the actual physical thing I sketched in, day after day.
I mean talk about a unique coffee table book, right? What do you think?
The wheels are turning. New year, new ideas and beautiful, gold tipped pages to sketch them on.