Brown (Cardboard) Packages

I’m sure you’re aware of the crazy busy-ness of the holiday season…especially at the post office! I think this year I’ve visited the post office more times than in the past five years combined.

I’ve had so much fun packaging and shipping each order from my Etsy shop. Nice packaging is something I am in love with. It’s so fun that I can make each package a bit charming with some tissue paper, string, and a note, or a token of appreciation (aka “freebie”). I hope all of you who’ve received packages from me like it just as much as I do!

The order that’s going out tomorrow is custom greeting cards! It was my first time creating cards for someone else; I love the input customers give me on what they like about the illustration, or what they’d like to change. It’s a learning experience for me.

If you’re looking for unique watercolor stationery, invitations, illustrations, etc., I’d be more than happy to work with you! Contact me below with your request!

 

 

 

 

Blush Christmas – Greeting Card No. 13

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I love all of the fancy holiday outfits that arise this time of year! I often think of how impractical some fashion styles are, like these really pouffy sleeves. I would never even think of buying something like that. I could never pull it off. But they are fun to look at!

On a different note, doesn’t the hair on this lady look so nice and lustrous? And the eyes and red lips are just so…pretty I suppose 🙂

One thought I had while looking at other artists’ Instagrams, websites, etc. is how they have such a consistent style. I always wonder how they achieve that. Does it come naturally, or do they really have to strive to maintain the uniform look? If you look at other posts I have, even within the last couple of months, they have so much variety.

I remember my 8th grade art teacher telling me that if someone thinks your art is done by multiple artists, then that is a bad thing.

The thing with me is I get bored with a certain “look.” Sometimes I use a lot of brushwork and very little pencil, or just the opposite. My color scheme always varies. Even the faces I draw are so diverse style-wise.

Any advice, folks?

Until then, I think I’m going to create stuff that I like and that I find enjoyable!

Christmas Potpourri – Greeting Card No. 9

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One of the best parts of Christmas is the smells. I love when you walk into the house and someone is burning a candle or cooking something delicious! Smell is also connected to our memory more than any other sense, so that is why certain aromas bring back the best memories 🙂

As you well know, Pinterest is a great way to look for ideas of any kind. This morning, while looking for ideas, I saw a recipe for potpourri. Inspiration! Cranberries, oranges, cinnamon, and rosemary combined is pretty much the smell of Christmas. I love it!

Side note: I really must be bad with this schedule-posting stuff, because this is my second time skipping a day. Whoops! To make up for it, I will post two greeting card designs today 🙂

Christmas Shoes – Greeting Card No. 7

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Hello there!

Since so many of us seem to be gearing up to go to Christmas parties and other fancy events, I thought it would be appropriate to paint a killer pair of shoes. Now, you know my opinion on heels, but they do make for an interesting subject.

It seems many of my posts contain some shade of red, especially around this time of year, and I wonder why I love the color so much. Maybe because it can convey such a powerful feeling. Red = passion, you know 🙂

Personally, I don’t wear much of it other than my red satchel from Forever 21. It is such a bold color and can make one instantly recognizable, not something I strive for. My style picks of late seem to be some shade of grey. Boring, I know. I’m kind of wondering where my quirky style went. I miss it.

Anyway, I thought I’d make another list of clothing pieces I love, like the Winter Weather post I did.

Here goes 🙂

Peacoat

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White Blouse

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Tulle Skirt

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Red Heels

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There you go, my dream holiday outfit!

Happy Shopping!

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Happy Black Friday, everyone!

Hope your *official* holiday season is off to a good start! It’s been pretty relaxed so far, but I’m expecting to get super busy when December comes. But I will still have time for the blog, of course 🙂

I’m not going shopping, but doesn’t it sound cozy to go enjoy the outdoors? If it isn’t too rainy, I think I’ll plan on that. Or maybe I’ll tackle a DIY project. After all, it is my day off.

Anyway, don’t get too wrapped up (pun intended!) in shopping, gifting, etc. Just remember to enjoy each others’ company. That’s what the holidays are for!

This illustration came from this cute picture. Wouldn’t that be nice to look like that when you are out and about shopping?!

 

Note: Actually, I did end up going shopping *guilty face* Haha! It was just for necessities!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s finally Turkey Day!!

Be sure to eat all of the turkey, stuffing, rolls, salads, pumpkin pie, and other scrumptious treats you can! Or just in moderation. You pick 🙂

Remember to enjoy the people you are with! I found a good quote: find your tribe; love them hard.

Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of planning, cooking, hosting, etc., but take a step back once in a while and think of the people you are with, how special they are, and how glad you are to be a part of that group! Appreciate the tasks you have (or get?) to do; someone put their confidence in YOU to accomplish it. (It’s empowering, really!)

But above of all, give thanks to God, who has provided you with so much!