someone kindly emailed to say that they couldn't comment on this post. oops! after fixing a broken link all sees to be working now?? sorry if you tried and weren't able to. and if you WANT to comment - you now can... or not.... happy weekend!
thanks for all the studio love... i'm so happy you are all so happy for me !
on monday i was holed up in the studio researching researching researching - and printing printing printing - pages and pages upon things for upcoming drawings. it was super nice outside and i had an urge to just sit outside and sketch for a minute.
and so i sat in my doorway [which i still have to show you - it's a custom swinging door] and sketched the clover at my feet.
it made me realize how much i miss just drawing something in front of me....
and so later in the day after a walk outside with the little i also quickly sketched this:
japanese maple seed pods [totally made me think of abigail and heather ]
i saw poppytalk's post on whitelines books and had to run out and get one for myself. [there was actually a store in oakland that had ONE left. just one. i snagged it]
more info on whitelines
note to self : try and find time to sketch. seriously.
i was recently gifted two books and they are UHmazing. i heart them. [it doesn't hurt that they are both by incredibly great people]
by Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom owners of the curiosity shoppe
Wallpaper Projects: 50 Craft and Design Ideas for Your Home, from Accents to Art
is a BEAUTIFUL book. with easy to follow instructions. of course i now want to add wallpaper to a ton of things in my house. i even have a couple of rolls of vintage wallpaper... now i need the time.
by Amy Karol - our favorite angry chicken
Bend the Rules with Fabric: Fun Sewing Projects with Stencils, Stamps, Dye, Photo Transfers, Silk Screening, and More
how much does this book rock? so much. there is something about the way amy describes things that just makes sense to me. plus she's funny. and the aunt sarah/uncle pete dolls are just the coolest idea ever? enough said.
sketching and books. [well, sketchbooks are books too, huh?]. i love holding books. turning pages... technology is great, but give me a good book anyday. yup.
2nd 1/2 of the week, here i come... hope yours are good. see you next week.