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!

1. When did you start blogging and why?
Work Play was started last March as a way to share my illustrations. Watercolor has always been one of my favorite things, but I was having trouble making time and finding inspiration to sit down and paint after a long day of work. So, I started posting and selling my paintings which is way better then just storing them in a folder under the bed.

2. How did you come up with your blog name?
The name, Work Play, came from my parents, two of the coolest and most hardworking people I have ever known. Growing up, work hard, play hard was the family motto drilled into my brain. I like to think that work hard, play hard shapes who I am and how I live each day, it it’s not one, it better be the other!

3. What’s your favorite thing to wear in your closet?
Oh man, how can anyone answer this? It has to be the elephant skirt I just bought at J.Crew. I saw it before I was even in the store, and knew it had to be mine.

4. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cereal. (Cheese is a close second).

5. What is your favorite movie?
I have some ties with this one, so in no order…
Up, Meet Me in St. Louis and Pride and Prejudice

6. What are your goals for 2015?
I made a HUGE goal list for 2015. Here are just a few, practice my handwriting, take classes, drink more water, be kind and stop always saying sorry to every little thing.

7. Where would you like to travel?
Everywhere! I would love to take a few years and just explore, but right now I really want to go to New Zealand or Greece.

8. 3 words to describe you?
Adventurer, talker and dreamer.

9. What is a hobby you pursue?
Besides watercolor I love to run, hike and be outside!

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Running late, being late, you being late. I hate it so much.

11. 3 best moments of your life?
Skinny dipping with my best friends that inspired this painting, Matt and I opening our Christmas presents at 3am a little tipsy and a lot giggly, my older sister’s perfect wedding day with the family.

My nominations and questions for them are…

Julia from Style and Cheek
Amy from Cozy Reverie
Rachel from The Prints Regent
Megan from Diary of This Girl
Amanda from With Love, Amanda
Mandi from Living for Pretty

1. How did you come up with your blog name?
2. What is something most people don’t know about you?
3. If you could live anywhere in the world for a year where would you go?
4. Favorite food?
5. Biggest fear?
6. If you could pick, what decade would you have grown up in?
7. Your favorite possession?
8. Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter?
9. Favorite life moment?
10. Books you want to read in 2015?
11. Favorite store?

Can't wait to see the answers!


  1. Hey, thanks for the nomination! You can see my answers here :)



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