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One-of-a-kind paper goods & custom creations 》Handmade w/🖤in CA by @chelseanotions 》Author: Modern Drawing & Your Year in Art w/@quartocreates ☟Shop

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Week 45 of #thedailysketchy...yikes! Deep into November now so I sure as hell can't escape all the Christmas crap now. Sigh. On to the sketches! 1. Tacos and Mexican hot chocolate at Cacao Mexicatessen. Yum. 2. Sketched this one from a photo I snapped driving south on the 101 right as the Hill Fire was getting started. 3. Pineapple donut from @donutbar! 4. Holiday weekend in SB starts with wine tasting at Potek at the Mill. 5. More wine tasting at @dreamcotewineco! Love! 6. Lunch at @tygertygersb before the long drive back south. 7. The newest baby in the Sketchy fam...my new monster Canon printer! Eek! Sketches done with my @pilotpenusa fountain pen. All sketched in my mini @moleskine sketchbook.
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Many, many thanks for the Veterans today and all days. And many thanks for the firefighters trying to protect homes and people all over California.
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Here we go again 🙁 it's been one doozy of a couple days here in California, between the shooting in Thousand Oaks and now 2 fires in the same area AND another large one up in Northern California where the town of Paradise was destroyed. I snapped the second photo driving up into Thousand Oaks yesterday afternoon right when it was getting started and before they closed the 101. I first made this California print to help raise money to send to @directrelief less than a year ago for the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides. Time to reactivate the fundraiser. If you'd like to help and get a California print in the process, pop over to the Sketchy and Etsy shops to snag one of these prints, cards or instant downloads. Or even better, head straight to @directrelief and help them help folks affected by yet another round of awful California wildfires.
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There are SO many new faces over here! Hi guys! Lots of you guys found your way here via the giveaway (see my last post if you missed it) so I wanted to do a little introduction! I'm Chelsea, the owner and maker behind Sketchy Notions! I watercolor illustrations for my card line, prints and other paper goods for my shop and @Etsy shop. I just moved to Pasadena recently but I've lived in California my whole life...minus 4 years in Austin for college🤘 and 2 years in Italy after that! Those drawings are self portraits and part of my first book with @quartocreates Modern Drawing that came out in June! My 2nd book, Your Year in Art, comes on this month on the 27th! I'm also a HUGE Italy addict and lead art retreats in Italy with @wanderfulretreats! I've been going back to Italy every summer for about 10 years now. I also really love doing chalk signs, murals and menu boards for my other business, @chalkbychels. And I also take a lot of random photos over on my personal account @chelseanotions , because I'm weird and like to keep all my photos separate! Anyways, it's nice to meet you all! I'd love to know a bit about you too. Where are you from? What do you like to create?
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•Art Supply Giveaway• Hey friends! It's giveaway time! I've contributed some of my coloring postcards to a massive giveaway organized by @bonfireheart.co! •HOW TO ENTER• 1. Like this photo 2. Follow every single vendor involved! (We do check !) 3. Enter on @bonfireheart.co post, not this one! 4. Tag at least 3 REAL LIFE friends (the more friends you enter, the higher the chance your name gets drawn!) 5. For added entries share about the giveaway in your story. VENDORS// @bonfireheart.co // turquoise beads + knot workbook @caramia // photographer @waverlyknots // sparkle rope + silk chiffon ribbons @ket_mercantile // mini loom @hellohydrangea // metal shapes @niromastudio // ropes, ribbons, + yarn, cloud and oval loom @holmmademacrame // branches @suspend.it // crystal nail covers @shopsanjunipero // fabric scraps @sketchynotions // coloring postcards @artandsoulcreativeco // watercolor brush + gold pen @smileandwave // yarn pack and loom @sarahlouco // giant wool yarn @livingfibers // yarn pack @monikakralicek // acrylic paint supplies @urbannnest // yarn pack @halfwayhippieca // spool of rope @hand_and_fiber // ceramic round shapes Giveaway ends 11/11 *winner must pay for shipping*
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Just a friendly reminder to VOTE today!☑🇺🇸
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Happy voting day! And week #44 of #thedailysketchy. Some quick out of state adventures this week but busy as usual around the Sketchy studio. 1. Roadtrip to Utah and staring in the rear view mirror at a @poppyandquail sticker most of the drive. 2. Wine tasting with this cork mountain goat at @igwinery after a full day. 3. Chicken noodle soup from scratch after a long drive home. 4. A damned squirrel keeps eating my pumpkins so I had to move the last ones inside. 5. My view from my desk looking at the plants on our patio. 6. My voting sticker! Sketches done with my @pilotpenusa fountain pen. All sketched in my mini @moleskine sketchbook.
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It's November...which means HOLIDAY CARDS! And Christmas music is sprouting up everywhere...ugh...but I digress... Back to cards, specifically Hanuk-kitties! 🕎😻 My boyfriend had the idea for this kitty menorah and it might be my new favorite Hanukkah card (don't tell my Saguaro menorah card). You can find this new design over in my shops now, along with a bunch of new lettered cards and 2019 calendars. If you guys are subscribed to the newsletter, check your inbox to find out how to get a free print too!
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Teeny tiny plant ladies, all finished. Inspired by some of my favorite plant ladies on Instagram. And now, in a teeny tiny plant lady calendar! Swipe right to see how cute it looks all printed in its display stand! You can snag this cutie in both shops and I'll have them in person at my first Holiday market of the season in a couple weeks at @jackalopeartfair! I'm also sending out a newsletter tomorrow with lots of updates about the 2nd book launch, more markets, lots of new shops to find Sketchy Notions AND a free print offer! Pop on over to the link in my profile to sign up for the newsletter and stay up to date with all the news. Or just to snag your own tiny plant lady calendar if you can't wait!
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Love and hugs to each and every one of you! Especially if you've got a sugar hangover after Halloween last night! I was really hoping to have all the new goodies (including this design) listed today but a lot of stuff got in the way this week. Hoping to get it all up tonight and launched tomorrow! If you want first dibs, and maybe a special deal, sign up for the newsletter in my profile link!
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Happy Halloween! 🎃And happy week #43 of #thedailysketchy, which was another crazy full week! Full of lots of food too! 1. Dinner and drinks at my favorite, @baveldtla! 2. Chocolate peanut butter crack. 3. Props from shooting backgrounds for my new website, @wanderfulretreats! 4.  Celebratory Thai feast....so much yum. 5. Pretty orchids at an Italian restaurant in Pasadena. 6. Decor at @thewolvesdtla during drinks downtown. 7. Full swing order mode here since I joined @faire_wholesale ....holy hell! 8. Sushi accessories. 9. Ghost @peepsbrand ! 👻Aka breakfast of champs on Halloween! Sketches done with my @pilotpenusa fountain pen. All sketched in my mini @moleskine sketchbook. Scissors by the lovely @ohmeedofficial.
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Also coming this week in the shop update are three new State Flower designs, including Michigan! I swear this has been the most requested state since I've started this series and I really love how it turned out! Other states coming this week are Alabama and Nevada! What state should I paint next? 9 down...41 to go! 😨
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