The Sketch Book

fashion love affair & love in general

Have you met Cara of a fashion love affair? Isn’t she pretty? I am so happy to be discovering all these new bloggers! Especially ones with amazing hair…

And speaking of love affairs, have you all seen my newest valentine’s card?

I think it’s my favorite yet because I got to try my hand at more watercolor script. Keeping an even balance of water/paint/pressure through the full stroke of each letter is actually pretty tricky. I think that when I grow up, I want to be a calligrapher.

Good Lid

Still freezing here in NYC. Wouldn’t a gray furry coat and pink hat be a cute way to ward off the arctic temperatures this weekend? I got inspired by this image while reading all my favorite blogs’ weekend-themed posts.

Also, that is my standard walking procedure for sub twenties temperatures. Head down, power walk. Get out of my way, I am taking no prisoners.

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if your earmuffs don’t scare you, they’re not big enough

It is currently ten degrees here in NYC but with the windchill it “feels like two degrees”

I never understand that differentiation. Isn’t the temperature always what it “feels like”? Why else would we want to know what the temperature is but to better comprehend what it will feel like outside?

So there you go. 2 degrees outside today and here’s a sketch in my new sketchbook of my giant new earmuffs and an inspirational quote to help you embrace and reach your full earmuff potential.

Dream big, muff big, stay warm.

still sketching

i’m still sketching in the gold tipped sketchbook. here’s a recent addition.

it has been a little tricky to keep up the motivation to sketch in here as the days begin to develop projects and problems, filling up with the momentum each new year brings after grinding to a wonderfully quiet halt for a few days at the very end of each year.

But as the pace picks back up, and my schedule becomes overpopulated, I am trying to remember the inspiring, blank-slate feeling that the new year and this new sketch book brought to me. And to find time each day to tap into that feeling and get creative.

Lily

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.

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