Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
However the two hot colors for fall are purple and green. The green is a continuation of the summer, but warmed up a bit with burnt olives, celeries, and a darker celadon. We expect green to be around for another season or so. The trend color of the season is purple and the warmer the purple the better."
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
First... these super adorable "dragon feet" from justkiddn of etsy. The feet are for Shandi. When Tamara was pregnant she had a dream that she had given birth to a dragon. It was a pretty cute joke, and when I seen these, I knew Shandi needed a pair. They are meant to be frog feet, but hey... they work as a dragon feet, right? :) This is actually my third purchase from justkiddn. I bought my niece Jenna a pair of the oasobi booties, and Ashton a pair of the duck feet. They are very reasonably priced at 10.00. The feet are a little more at 12.00. An exclellent price for something handmade with attention to detail, and super quick shipping. She happens to also be here in Washington, which is an added bonus! :) Definitly a shop worth checking out. I recommend her very highly. You can find justkiddn's shop here:
My second thing... this vintage/modern pencil case from Elliotspigeons all the way in Australia. I was thrilled to have found this store while browsing the treasury on etsy. I loved the choice of fabrics, (although it made choosing ONE hard!) and was excited to have the honor of being this shops first sale. :) I am sure I am the first of many more to come. I have been needing a new way to carry my drawing pencils. You can see my "before" and understand what I mean. It was working... but how stylish is that?
I condensed the pencils down to my essentials. My 2b pencils, an eraser, and my pens. It is so much better on the eyes, and I can proudly whip it out whenever inspiration hits. I have to admit, this pencil case is inspiring me to draw now as I write this. What an amazing friend, packs my "tools" around for me, and even inspires me at the same time? Life is good. :) You can see Elliotspigeons here...
Well, I suppose I have a little house cleaning I need to get to! :) I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Dont forget to post the award on your blog ladies. :)
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I have been a big fan of the 365 group where you take a self portait of you for every day of the year... but there is no way I could do that. :) So, when I seen this group... it seemed perfect!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Here are the rules:1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.3. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
L- "LOVING" I like to *think* I am a loving person. :) I am a loving mother, daughter, wife, and sister.
Y- "YOUNG" Alright.... to everyone snarling at me, honestly I couldnt think of anything else to go with y!! :) While I am getting up there at 25, I suppose I am still young. :)
N- "NICE" I am a nice person. I try to think of others, and always be "nice" no matter the situation. Although I try... I regret to say I do not always suceed :)
N- "NOLEGABLE" hahahaaa.... ok this may be cheating, but I cant think of another N! :) Well, other then naughty... and I dont suppose that fits me. :) Oh- and I really am nolegable. I mean, that is a hard word to spell, and I nailed it! :)
ok, so I am off to tag these four people: Should they choose to play along, here are links to their blogs. :)
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I wanted to give a special thanks for Liana of Mixed Plate. She was kind enough to feature "Chocolate Chip Mint" on her blog this last Friday. I was thrilled, and definitly aprpeciated the recognition. :) Thanks Liana.
Well, being sick these past few days has given me plenty of time to sit around the house with my clipboard and paper. I have three new drawings ready to be transferred to the computer. All three of them are orchids, so I am excited to get started on them. However, being sick has caused me to become behind on a few things. So, I really doubt I will get much done today. Look here for an update tomorrow. :)
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I also began work on this new series yesterday, I havent decided what to call it yet... I have my first illustration in the series just about finished though, so I better decide quick! :)
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Finished! "Freedom" in 11x14
Originally uploaded by jessilynn
I *just* completed this illustration. It feels so nice to see it finished. Hopefully this should be available in my etsy store today. I still need to print it, and photograph it printed, and unfortunately... I need to wait until my lovely husband to come home. He makes for such a nice model. :)
This print will be printed on 13x19 sized glossy canon photo paper. The image itself is sized at 11x14. I do plan to offer it an 8x10. I may have that listed before the larger size. :)
Also working on the pocket mirrors!! I just finished up a photoshoot with all of them. Still need to complete the listing, but they should be available today as well! :)
Monday, August 6, 2007
I have been so inspired lately to work with peacock feathers. I have absolutely no idea where the craving came from, but its no wonder why. Peacock feathers are gorgeous... well this is where my inspiration and craving led me. The curliness just seemed right, but hardly peacock-ish. Which actually turns out better for me... because I am really anxious to incorporate a few other peacock elements into a new illustration. I may try to incorporate words into the tail somehow. But, before i start on another illustration I need to finish up "Freedom" and this one. :)
I had an inquiry to include "Freedom" in a non-profit youth diary featuring art from various artists. I was flattered, and will probably accept. I will an update on that later!
Speaking of words... I think people are missing the word "love" in the bark. I cant decide if I should try to make it a little more prominent? Or if it is better to have it be somewhat hidden...
We went to the Washington coast for the weekend, had a great time. Although it was overcast the WHOLE time! I took over 200 pictures, and I am too lazy to wait for them to download to my computer. I will try and get some pictures up tomorrow. :)
Hope you had a great weekend! It was hard leaving this print unfinished, I am just itching to finish it, so you know what I am off to do. :)