KEEP VOTING

1.27.2015



Have you been voting every day?? There are just a few days left, so keep it up! Go to thenorthfacecrowdlab.com and vote for my design titled "Don't just sleep under the stars, sleep in them." If I win my watercolor will be printed on a North Face tent and sleeping bag and be sold in stores!

Keep sharing with friends and family and vote until the 30th! Thank you all the the support.

NORTH FACE CONTEST | TOP FIVE

1.23.2015



Big news friends! One of my watercolors was just picked as one of 5 finalists in The North Face Crowd Lab challenge! If I win my design will be printed on one of their tents and sleeping bags. Pretty cool right? Help me out by going to http://thenorthfacecrowdlab.com and voting for my design! You can vote ONCE PER DAY until the 30th!!! 

Share with all your friends! 

Thank you thank you! This would be an amazing honor to win this, so your support is much appreciated.

Don't forget to vote everyday!

LIEBSTER AWARD

1.21.2015

Thank you to Anja AuneThe Black Milk and Staffordable for nominating me for the Liebster Award! This is an award for bloggers that is passed on from one blogger to the next (today’s version of 90’s chainmail)! Once you are nominated you simple answer the 11 questions given to you, choose bloggers to pass it on to and then create 11 new questions for them. After the jump is a mix of 11 questions between the two nominations!

MINTED ART CHALLENGE | 4

1.19.2015


This is one of my favorite illustrations yet! (Check out the sneak peak on Instagram from a few weeks ago). It can be hanging on your wall if you help out by voting! Voting closes tomorrow, so follow the directions below!

1) Go to minted.com and create an account (you must have an account!), or sign into your account.

2) Click on these links 1-by-1

Night Sky
Queen Bee
Nude
Untitled
Untitled 2

3) Rate each design a 5

I promise to stop bugging you about voting and get back to our regularly scheduled programming. 

MINTED ART CHALLENGE | 3

1.17.2015



Hi there. Me again, here to bug you about voting. Please? Okay, great! 

Here is what you need to do...

1) Go to minted.com and create an account (you must have an account!), or sign into your account.

2) Click on these links 1-by-1

Night Sky
Queen Bee
Nude
Untitled
Untitled 2

3) Rate each design a 5

4) Give yourself a high five for being awesome!


ANOTHER SEATTLE FAVORITE

1.13.2015

Like I said here, the talent in Seattle blows me away. Loving this local clothing shop Tarboo. My only question is; when are they going to expand their womens section to be as epic as their mens?

MINTED ART CHALLENGE | 2

1.11.2015



Did you see my earlier post about voting for my Minted Art Challenge designs? This slightly naughty illustration is one of my submissions, so help me out by following the directions below!

1) Go to minted.com and create an account (you must have an account!), or sign into your account.

2) Click on these links 1-by-1

Night Sky (My very favorite, would look great on a gallery wall)
Queen Bee
Nude (Getting a little naughty over here)
Untitled
Untitled 2

3) Rate each design a 5

You are rad!

KATE SPADE SATURDAY FOR WEST ELM | THE DECOR WISHLIST

1.10.2015



Pretty sure my heart stopped when I saw the announcement for Kate Spade Saturday at West Elm. Two favorites in one, need I say more? Love the playful patterns and fun colors. I want it all, but this chair is one of my dreams. The grid locked patterned chair fits right in with clothing trends of 2015, as does this color blocking pillow. I need the splatter pillow and globe lamp for my office stat.

The real questions is, is this line reason enough to find a bigger apartment?

MINTED ART CHALLENGE

1.08.2015



Hello there friends! Hope you are all settling back into the daily grind after an amazing holiday, I know I am going through sugar withdrawal! Back to business over here, and I need your help! Remember when I asked you to vote on my Minted submissions a few months ago? Well, it paid off and Lookin' Good became available for sale on Minted! All thanks to you, I am sure of it! (Other submissions are now available on Society 6). I need your votes again, pretty please!

Okay, this is what you need to do.

1) Go to minted.com and create an account (you must have an account!), or sign into your account.

2) Click on these links 1-by-1

Night Sky (My very favorite, would look great on a gallery wall)
Queen Bee
Nude (Getting a little naughty over here)
Untitled 2

3) Rate each design a 5

You are the best, I owe you big time.

HOLIDAZE | THE WORK PLAY WAY

1.02.2015





How do the holidays always seem to flash by with a blink? My 16 days in Iowa are coming to an end, and the New Year's resolutions are filling the pages. This holiday season held surprises, laughs, visits and a couple emergency room trips with family and friends that have filled my heart with joy and thanks. I was blown away when my little brother gifted me a wine rack he made himself,  and my parents brought us all to tears when they surprised my sisters and I with two sets of their wedding china. For as long as I can remember we have (kind of jokingly, kind of not) fought over who will be in possession of the china in the future. And now each girl will someday be given enough china to finish a set of six! Couldn't have asked for a more meaningful gift! Check out more of my holiday pictures on Instagram!

2014 ended most enjoyably, and I can wholeheartedly say it was one of the best years yet. I fell deeply and madly in love with Seattle, lives were celebrated and remembered, trips were made, laughs were had, goals were set and achieved, a shop was started, custom orders were fulfilled, paper was covered  with watercolor, books were devoured and love was given without fear. 

This year I took my love of watercolor and illustration to the next level and started to paint without an agenda, without expectations and without a reason. I have never been prouder of myself and the skills I have developed, and can't wait to see were my illustrations take me in 2015.

Cheers to another fabulous year!
 

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