Monday, April 27, 2015

Illustration Reveal

A few weeks ago I was able to work with the lovely Melissa on a custom illustration of her and her son. I thought it turned out great and wanted to share it with you!

Hope you enjoy!


Friday, April 17, 2015

Fashion Illustration Friday

Ok I don't know about you, but I'm LOVING the wide leg and flared trouser pant look right now. It's so refreshing and elegant. And so this is my summer lady rocking that trend.

Hope you like her!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Currently Coveting - Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry

Margaret Elizabeth Vivian Chandeliers, Ella Pendant Necklace, and Ophelia Cocktail Ring

So I'm currently lusting over basically the entire Margaret Elizabeth Spring lookbook. I already own a bunch of her pieces, including these earrings and this cuff, and the pieces this season are just as drool worthy.

My top picks include these stunning earrings, this ring, and this necklace. While I was desperately trying to behave myself and keep my wallet in check I decided to draw one of my favorite looks from the look book. I know this will only last so long though and they will be added to my closet sometime soon... you will be mine Vivian Chandeliers and Ella Pendant!!!

What's your favorite look or item from Margaret Elizabeth? I'd love to know!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fashion Illustration Friday

A little fashion illustration of some styles I'm lusting over right now, and some fiery red hair and bright colors because what says spring and summer more then that!?

I hope you have a great Friday and an even better weekend!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Illustration Reveal: Winter White Knits Etsy Banner

Etsy Banner Live in the Winter White Knits Shop! Get your own banner here!

Close-up of fashion illustration in the etsy banner
I had the privilege of working with the lovely owner of the etsy store Winter White Knits on a new banner for her etsy shop, and I literally couldn't wait to share it with you! It was such a fun job to work on.

We chose to work in watercolor over my typical digital medium for the texture. I felt that with her shop and her gorgeous chunky knits that texture in her banner to reflect that was very important. We also wanted to create something elegant, warm, and cozy that stood for the message she wanted to send with her shop.

A special thank you to Jennifer for selecting me to create this new banner for your shop!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Diary of a Freelancer

personal work, watercolor, Love the shoes!!
Custom Baby Shower Invitation

Custom Bride and Groom Portrait

Today I want to talk about positive thinking and keeping yourself confident no matter what. I want to talk about this because lately I've been feeling a little unsure about things. It's a slower time for me which I'm trying to enjoy after the whirlwind of the last six months, but this is something that is very hard for me. My mind starts to go to places like "what if work never picks up again?!" My rational self knows that this will not happen. That work ebbs and flows in business in general but especially when you are freelancing. I also know that I should enjoy this time, because next month, or next week, or even a few days from now I'm going to be slammed again . The saying "when it rains it pours" is very true. But rationality doesn't always win out. 

The most silly part is, it's not like I don't have any work... because I do. I have quite a bit it's just a lot of smaller jobs as opposed to the one big job I had been working on for so long. So I need to focus, and keep reminding myself that this is great! I'm lucky to be doing my chosen profession and working for myself. I need to remember to take the pressure off and that things happen in their own time. Because it's true... they will and they do! 

So above are a few of the things I've been working on lately. I've also been trying to take some time and explore some personal work as well as work on my 2015 plan to grow my business. I feel like it's the best way to keep things fresh, keep developing, continue to focus and try to be positive... and most importantly enjoy the ride! 

Can anyone else relate to these feelings? Any advice on staying positive and confident? I'd love to hear your thoughts!