Sunday, September 7, 2014
Wow, it's hard to believe that I've not posted since June. I have been drawing though. The picture above proves it.
It was an unreasonably busy summer with little time to draw. I know, I know, excuses, excuses. I had all these story ideas buzzing about in my head so what little time I did carve out went to writing those down. I love drawing outfits, but books, ah books, they're my true love.
Poor lonely Bloggy. I'll do my best to pay attention to you again.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
(blazer/ peplum top- Anthropologie, Boyfriend Jeans- Pilcro, Shoes- Fly, Squirrel Necklace- Green Eye Design from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.)
I have to apologize. I had intended to try a few sketches from the road these past few weeks, but work travel never really goes as planned. Visiting the Atlantic provinces for the first time turned out to be far too distracting. And a bit cold for a time, so my style was less refined and more let's-put-on-every-item-I-packed-at-once-in-order-to-stay-warm chic. It was a lovely trip that I got to share with my Mom, even though, right on cue, I'm getting some sort of virus that will no doubt get in the way of life for a time. If only I could travel and stay healthy for once!
Anyway, this is something I wore today when my fella and I went for sushi. Pictures of me in my pj's, surrounded by used tissues to come soon...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
I admit that as far as outfit drawings go, I've been all kinds of remiss. I blame the bunnies.
I live in this little picturesque corner of the world where beavers, river otters, ducks, herons, bald eagles, raccoons, coyotes and even pheasants make appearances on my daily walks and jogs. But I think I am most enchanted by all the bunnies. Some are little wild cottontails but many are lost or discarded pets that some of the locals have taken to caring for. As far as I know though, I'm the only one who has named them. They are pretty easy to keep straight since they have very clear territories. Bea was my bunny for the winter when food was scarce. She would come every night to eat her pellets and carrots and have a groom in the safety of our backyard. When Spring came she moved on to all the blooms of the area, but I hope she will return for her winter diet again come October.
Growing up with eight cats, having a bunny was never really an option. Now, it seems, I finally have my chance.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Apparently I have fallen so out of the habit of drawing my outfits that I'm just terrible at it! But I'm posting anyway because I actually did a drawing for the blog and that's half the battle. I wanted to try out a few different brushes in photoshop but it turns out I wasn't much of a fan. Oh well, live and learn.
I wore this on the plane for one of my many work trips. Once upon a time I would try hard to look nice on the off chance that the airline would upgrade me. I hold no such illusions now, so elastic waist pants it is.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
(Blouse, necklace- Anthropologie, Jeans- AG, Cami- Old Navy, Shoes- Kenneth Cole Reaction)
Just for old times sake I thought I would draw myself as I used to. Though clearly I've been drawing my stylized stuff for too long as I'm hopeless with proportions!
Spring has officially arrived in Vancouver. It's absolutely AMAZING! Bring on the flats and the ankle length jeans! Even more exciting- the realization I had today that soon I will get to see little fuzzy yellow ducklings on my evening walks. Sigh, it's good to be home.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I was so happy to wear this t-shirt thin coat on the last day of February. This really is one of the things I missed most about the West Coast, Spring in February!
Just to really make myself realize how lovely it is to be back in the land of year-round-green, I have travelled back to Saskatoon. Thankfully I missed the -51 C day, but, now that I have my West Coast legs back, -15 C feels dreadful enough! I'll keep dreaming of my flats for another week...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
(Scarf, Green Sweater and vest- Gap,
How weird it is to draw something NOT for a project! This was an outfit I wore last week to the movies. I have to say, whoever decided to make sweatshirts cute AND in style deserves a Thank You note. Really, top notch decision style makers! It's about time they found a way to take the guilt out of comfy clothes. Genius.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Truth is, I've been spending my last few months doing nothing but drawing clothes! I've just finished up Edie's Ensembles, due out this fall. It's a picture book starring these two, Andrew the chickadee and Edie the fawn. Edie loves clothes a little too much and her need for the attention style brings her gets a bit out of hand. She doesn't do anything as audacious as starting her own style blog, but she does get rather carried away with fashion. I can't imagine doing that... (a braver woman would insert photos of herself during her studded collar/ spray painted army boots days, but I am not a brave woman.)
Anyway, I'm going to try to get back into the posting swing of things. Maybe that will be incentive to stop wearing lounge pants CONSTANTLY!