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Week 7 of #thedailysketchy already! Big surprise, more sketches while eating. And succulents. I have a feeling this year will revolve around those two things...oh well! 1. Lemons at @elranchomarket while waiting for more caffeine. 2. Chinese food night! 3. The newest succulent clipping addition to the art bubble. 4. Empty candy box. No shame. 5. Quick sketch during dinner at @fulloflifefoods 6. Getting some book work done at @handlebarcoffee before a movie. 7. Lunch break at @thebearandstar All sketches done with my @kaweco.germany Sport fountain pen in my mini @moleskine_world sketchbook.
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Happy Sunday friends! Hope you're enjoying the long weekend! I'm getting bits of a break in, between working on the book and orders. Never a day off when you're self employed 😫
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Busy and full week here in the bubble. Just turned in my first batch for this 2nd book today, yay! This little box of chocolate from my mom got me through working late last night. Not gonna lie...definitely didn't share this guy. But I'll share the sketch a little early since I can't share any of the drawings for the book! That's fair, right? 😜
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Happy sappy heart day friends! πŸƒπŸ’•πŸƒπŸ’• I hope you have a lovely love filled day treating yourself, hanging with your bestie or being spoiled by your sweetie. Those of you folks that are on the newsletter, check your inbox! There's a little background Valentine for you. Not signed up but still want to get your hands on these Valentine Monstera hearts? Sign up now and you'll get the link to get them!
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Week 6 of #thedailysketchy! Yikes! I have a feeling this year is going to feel like it's going by a lot faster with this project. Lots of sketches done at restaurants this week, and quite a few at home in the studio. All sketches done with my @kaweco.germany fountain pen. 1. Tea and tea with more tea! 2. Succulent at my last watercolor night class. 3. The weather was nice enough to hang the hammock back up too! And of course it's raining today...figures. 4. An odd fake pickle/peanut decoration at a szechuan Korean restaurant. 5. Starbucks umbrellas while writing the new book. 6. The cutest sloth toy on a stroller, spotted at Pizzana. 7. Condiments at Cassell's on our lunch break!
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Just a plant lady surrounded by book pages and drawings, with a mug of tea nearby. Definitely not to scale...the mess is much bigger. And so are the number of plants!
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Here's a closer peek at some of my favorite #thedailysketchy sketches during my birthday week. Yes, I'm a week (or two) late but I still like the idea of sharing the story behind the sketch during this project. Sketch 1: this was my birthday gift from my mom! She and I were talking about visiting Cortona this summer and I was raving about @delbrenna! She then emailed Megan at Del Brenna to see if there was enough time to get a necklace from Italy before my birthday. Turns out Megan was already stateside for a trunk show and had the necklace with her! Sketch 2: my boyfriend also surprised me for my birthday! For the weekend of my birthday, he planned a roadtrip to Death Valley for a weekend of hiking and sketching. Sketch 3: he also gave me some Gerber daisies for my birthday, one of my favorites!
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Playing with a new series idea...cats with hats, around the world! Really, any excuse to paint cats and/or plants with a travel twist and I'm all over it! I was thinking of a little Moroccan kitty wearing a fez and ended up basing the cat of the Sand Cat that lives in Morocco! What countries and hats would you like to see these little kitties wearing? Comment below and let me know!
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It only took me a full weekend but I finally painted a repeating succulent pattern! Yes, I prefer the analog way. I'm very old school when it comes to the illustration portion of my work. Maybe the next one will be digitally... maybe! Hopefully everything still lines up once I scan and edit this beast. Fingers crossed, I have big plans for it!
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Did you see the news in the newsletter this morning? I got an email from my publisher (the day before my birthday!) asking if I wanted to write ANOTHER BOOK! So my semi crazy year just turned into a ridiculously crazy year! I'll share more about this 2nd book another time but it's going to be very different from Modern Drawing but also right up my alley! Yay! I was brainstorming all weekend and I just started writing yesterday. Feels very strange to be back in book mode but I'm so excited to have another opportunity to collaborate with @quartocreates #quartoknows #quartocreates
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Going into week 5 of #thedailysketchy, and breaking in another mini sketchbook already! I'm curious to see how large the stack of sketchbooks will be by the end of the year. This week had quite a few sketches done while out at restaurants or coffee shops while working. Starbucks, Shalhoub in the Funk Zone and a couple at Succulent Cafe in Solvang. And the other two are food related...I guess my default when I'm not sketching succulents is food! Works for me! All sketches done in my @moleskine_world Cahier with my @kaweco.germany Sport fountain pen. Sea glass ring by @thesea_andme
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I'll be hiding from chips and salsa today about as successfully as this little kitty hiding behind succulents! Yay football day! And an excuse to drink beer, watch commercials and yell at the tv with friends. I might not share it much on here but I'm a huge football freak. Usually only college (πŸ€˜πŸ‚) but I do love an excuse to munch on football snacks. Hope you guys enjoy the lazy Sunday too. Go Catriots! 😸🏈
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