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Hello again! Hope you’re doing well!

Here’s a quick picture of some art I’ve been working on lately.

I love the warmth of this snapshot I took of my wall. I’m still quite in love with oranges and reds and blues. And vintage objects like Royal typewriters make my heart thump a bit harder 🙂

Kitchen Objects

Here’s a new illustration of some kitchen objects I find cute 🙂 If you guys have been here awhile, you know I like vintage things.

Would this look good on a calendar? I’m thinking of making one for the moms out there!

My 2018 Fashion Illustration calendar is out now! Purchase it here.

Fall 2017 Floral

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So this is a bit different! This painting started out as a quick sketch that sat on my desk for a week. I just had to finish it, though, because I had a plan for it. Kind of. I knew I wanted to make it fall related, and include a fall floral print, but that is the extent of my planning.

When I create art, it usually comes from a modge-podge of ideas and inspiration. This piece is no different.

Maybe if I share some of those ideas, it might spark creativity in others, too! I so appreciate looking back at other illustrators’ blog posts or Instagram pictures to study and learn from their creative processes and inspiration. It is so interesting!

Note: Hope everyone is doing well! We’ve been experiencing the ash and smoke from the Eagle Creek Fire in the Gorge. It makes everything grey and dirty feeling! I can’t wait to see blue sky again. Actually, regular clouds would be welcome too 🙂

 

Happy Summer!!

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Happy Summer everyone! I’m so glad it is officially here! I am so looking forward to what this summer will bring.

Such as:

  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Bike riding
  • Kayaking
  • Eating popsicles
  • BBQs
  • Road trips
  • And a lot more 🙂

What are you guys excited for this summer?

April Blossom

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Everything is blossoming right now and it is so beautiful! I was on a run (ah, what? Yeah, it’s time to get in shape!) this afternoon and I couldn’t help but feel inspired by the natural beauty around. Living in town doesn’t allow for a lot of nature hikes, but I do see nature in the small things like potted plants on front porches, little flower boxes, and even in the garden center at the supermarket.

I love it all.

For this piece, I had these photos for reference:

 

I sketched this lady on watercolor paper (which feels so expensive!) with a ballpoint pen, then painted her with Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolors.

For the flowers, I first took the picture on my run (…okay I’m a teensy bit proud of myself. It’s not every day I can find the motivation to exercise!) and then used that as a loose reference. Finally, I combined the two in Photoshop 🙂

I figured the turtleneck was a bit much for spring, but with the weather we’ve been having, it might be appropriate.

Note: Does anyone know what type of tree that is?

2nd Note: Thank you to What Olivia Did for the reference picture! It is so retro and adorable! And that beehive *sighs*

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Illustration

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I can’t tell you enough how much I like blue and orange. It is the perfect color combination.

But what do you guys think of this for a piece of kitchen art? I thought I might offer this on my Etsy shop. Most of my art is fashion inspired, but I do like drawing ordinary objects as well. Anyway, let me know what you think! I do like feedback 🙂