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Parts of Me

Today I am doing something I’ve never done on this blog before. I am giving you guys a quick peek into one of my sketch books. For those of you who didn’t know, I didn’t plan on being a administrative assistant/bookkeeper (although it is a glamorous job, let me tell you); several lifetimes ago I got a degree in apparel design, and I had every intention of spending my life making beautiful clothing. Nothing horrible happened to keep me from my dream, I just had student loans and bills to pay. Then I met Andy, and we got married and bought a house. It just became impractical for me to spend hundreds of dollars on fabric for dresses that were never going to see the light of day. Then it became a bit depressing to fill sketchbooks with designs that would never be made. For a while, I packed everything away and just stopped designing. Then a friend gave me a pocket sketchbook and encouraged me start sketching again, justĀ for funsies, which brings us to today.

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Since the book is already full of “fashion figures” I can get right down to the clothing, and as you can see, some ideas never make it past a few pencil lines, but I am drawing again and most days that makes me happy. And for now, that’s enough for me.

Friday Link Love

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It’s a rainy Norah Jones song kind of day, but that’s okay because it’s Friday. That means I don’t have to go to work tomorrow, or wake up early. Really, that’s all I need to make it a good day. To sweeten the end of the week buzz here are the links.

I’ve always found the idea of basil ice cream interesting, but I’ve not been brave enough to try it.

The most recent Living In by Design Sponge is for the Babysitter’s Club movie, I honestly didn’t care much for the movie itself, but I couldn’t get enough of the books when I was growing up.

One of my favorite Pinterest boards of the week.

The July Catalog for Free People.

These beautiful covered books are now at the top of my Etsy favorites list.

For those of you who don’t understand how bad-ass being a vegan can be, check out Thug Kitchen.*

A great DIY for making cute custom envelopes for pretty much any occasion.

And to wrap it up, a look at Amanda’s sketchbook and the upcoming designs for Wit & Whistle.


Image fromĀ here.
*contains language some my find offensive