Hi friends! Do you all keep up with Chiara, blogger of The Blonde Salad? Shes beautiful, Italian and judging from her blog header, has my kind of sense of humor. I loved this outfit she posted recently. Neutrals, check! Big sunglasses, check! Color popping lips and missoni shawl, check! All my favorite things.
you know that perfect feeling of a breezy lightness that only happens the first beach visit of the year? before the sun has reached its summer scorching height yet and there is still cool air coming off the ocean?
yes. that is what i am channeling right now as i sit in my landlocked row house in georgetown. that breezy – ideally early morning before its crowded – beach feeling. i know summer and yellow bathers and the beach are still a few weeks away but i’m getting excited already!
i hope you all have a breezy lovely weekend.
hello! so this morning i suddenly realized that with all the hustle and bustle of prepping for the stationery show i had only drawn one thing this week. how sad! so i decided to sit down and draw something just for me, well just for you dear blog friends.
and i couldn’t think of anything! all this prep work had turned off my creative brain! i had the worst case of illustrators block. it was a little scary, ideas are always swirling around my head, its so second nature to me to have creativity be a part of my day. not having an idea for a sketch was like suddenly realizing i couldn’t remember how to walk.
so i was all disgruntled and then i remembered that earlier this week Cassie, blogger and owner of the worlds most amazing dog, invited me to join pinterest. (no, dont get too excited, i haven’t pinned anything) so i started poking around and it was like the switch flipped back on and millions of ideas and inspirations rushed back in!
I found a photograph on my friend Katie Rogers of PAPERFASHION’s pinterest page that inspired this above illustration. I don’t know who photographed it or who designed the dress or who styled the shoot or who she is or where she is and I LOVE THAT. Its so nice just to find something pretty and paint it without instructions or intentions beyond just mixing colors.
Sigh of relief! Ok now back to tackling real projects.
Ps. Orange Crush is available as a print! Sorry I haven’t done more for sale lately. Ooops!
Happy Birthday Elisa! Once upon a time, in a land of toile curtains and matching bedspreads, Elisa and I were roomies. Now she’s down in Texas enlightening young minds while wearing delightfully colorful outfits. She can wear more colors and patterns than any one else I know. These sketches do not nearly do her amazing outfit pairing skills (or her gravity defying, beautiful hair) justice.
This post is also an ode to my favorite thing about the month of May. I finally feel like I can wear dresses dresses dresses of all shapes and sizes and hem lengths without tights or heels and it is so liberating. I love the simplicity of just putting on one thing in the morning and being ready to go – enjoy the little things, right?