TULIPS IN THE SKETCHBOOK | 3

4.24.2014

A few weekends ago, Matt and I headed for the Skagit Tulip Festival to celebrate my birthday. To say I was inspired is an understatement, millions of tulips and a sweet smell you can't forget. I will be daydreaming about this for a while. If you ever get a chance to go I highly recommend it, it is truly an indescribable sight. And obviously I came home with enough tulips to fill my apartment.

Meet Tuli. I wish I would have had this dress and those boots to wear that day.

PENCIL IN THE SKETCHBOOK | 2

4.21.2014



It has been back to the basics lately while taking a few classes at Seattle's New York Fashion Academy. I took some drawing classes in college, while working towards my graphic design degree, but my watercolor and fashion illustration skills are all self-taught. I decided the only way to get better was to start with the basics in a classroom setting, and so far it has been a great experience. I am not going to lie, I love having homework again. Knowing that I must set aside time each week to learn and work creatively is great. Especially when some weeks it feels like I can't even find time to shower after a run (okay I promise I usually find time for that).

Anyway, for the past 4 weeks we have been working in pencil only, and for this assignment we designed our own suit and evening dress. I will never claim to be a fashion designer, but this was a great exercise to look at how clothes are constructed. I found myself easily connecting fashion design to graphic design, making sure the garments were seen as a whole and not just a bunch of random techniques, trends and design ideas all thrown into one garment.

Stay tuned for more from my time at New York Fashion Academy.

I'D RATHER BE WEARING | 1

4.17.2014



Hello to almost spring break, the only thing standing between me and Florida is the perfect beach wear. These are just a few of the items I am currently coveting, can we take a moment to talk about that swimsuit?

shoes, necklace, tank, sunnies, pants, swim suit

LIFE TO LIVE BY | 2

4.16.2014



Like right now.

IN THE SKETCHBOOK | 1

4.09.2014



Thought I'd do an illustration that is near and dear to my heart, inspiration was taken from a photo of my best friends and I. Can not believe that this photo was taken almost two years ago, when we were emotional and permanently tipsy college seniors just a few weeks away from graduation. Excuse me while I spend the next 45 minutes flipping through my iPhoto and wishing that I didn't live almost 2,000 miles away from them. 


 

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