I Love Simple Things (Like Laundry)

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This is one of the few times in my life I’ve said I love laundry. And the reason is likely because of my nostalgia-loving brain and idealistic goals.

I just got finished cleaning my room, doing laundry (hand-washing the delicate pieces, haha!), and painting with watercolor. I’m so domestic, wow.

I’ve probably said this before, but I like the idea of being a good housewife and having a nice, orderly life. It feels good to clean and organize. And I don’t entirely object to the thought of being a stay-at-home mother of a few kids 🙂

I know, all of the modern thinkers out there are gasping at that confession.

That’s alright, though. I think it’s kinda wonderful people don’t have the same goals and interests; life would be boring if we did!

Portrait Challenge 2/10

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I tried painting a younger girl (think 6 years old) but this girl looks a bit older. I do like her glasses and ballerina bun. And I like the fact that the bun is a bit lopsided. My buns turn out like that a lot.

If you guys have any questions/comments/suggestions, let me know!

Mockups – Learned Something New!

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I just discovered this thing called a “mockup!” I wish I would’ve thought of this myself, since it’s such a simple and genius concept.

For those of you who don’t know, a mockup is a visual example of a designer’s work. It cuts the cost of actually ordering sample products and is a timesaver for photographing.  A lot of people use these to post their products online. Also, designers use them as examples for clients. If you’re a miserable photographer like me, it is a very useful tool to create decent-looking product photos.

Skillshare, as you know, is such a great resource for people who love learning + being creative. I learned how to do a simple mockup from Teela Cunningham on Skillshare. Check it out here. Just so you know, I think Skillshare is worth the price. (And no, I am not sponsored to say nice things about them 🙂 )

Onto a different subject, these two designs are for wedding cards I am illustrating. They are quite rough, but I like the overall idea.

My family + friends keep telling me to start selling more art, and I’m trying! It’s intimidating though. And also a lot of fun!

Okay I’ll quit rambling 🙂

xo Caroline