theres no place like...

June 09, 2011 21 Comments

NEW YORK, NEW YORK! Above is a modern-day Dorothy, fresh out of a tornado, wearing the Cherbourg Skirt from Fabricly and her signature combo - red heels and ankle socks (don't bother with the link actually, its sold out because The Man Repeller tweeted about it) It is actually now just occurring to me that Dorothy may have been one of the original Man Repellers with those socks in her Ruby Red Slippers... how perfect So anyway, interestingly enough, this illustration came out looking just like me. I am always surprised when I "meet" the girls as they come to life on paper. Its sort of like my pen and my hand have a mind of their own and sometimes the girls they create turn out to look like people I know unintentionally. And today, as fate would have it, it's me. And this is the blog post where I tell everyone - OFFICIALLY - that I am moving to New York. Like Dorothy and the Emerald City, New York has been a magical, important destination in my life for quite some time now. I've actually been dreaming of the day I'd write this post for about a year. (I realize that is the dorkiest sentence I may have ever written) While D.C. will always be home and comforting in its practicality, the style and energy of New York is calling and I can't wait to see how this change impacts the way I work and grow as an artist. Moving on, before I get too mixed up in conflicting allegories. Let me tell you all about it. Moving to the city happens FAST. I picked out an apartment last weekend and I'll living in the East Village in less than three week in a oh-so-petite apartment. I'm a little bit frazzled about how small it is, but I'm up to the challenge of making it cute. Its like decorating the NSS booth only better and for keeps! There's plenty of light and just enough room to keep on illustrating. So don't worry, this blog and I aren't going anywhere, nothings going to change except that its going to be AWESOME because of all the inspiration that will be all around me. I am lucky to have some wonderful friends already in the city to help me make this transition, but if you're up there or know someone who is and want to put me in touch, don't hesitate! I'm looking for new illustration opportunities, new friends, new restaurants and shopping suggestions, new yoga studios -- everything! I can't wait to discover New York and share it with you all. Ok, signing out before I get too sappy! Hang in there, I may be posting a little less over the next few weeks while I get moved, but I'll do my best to keep you updated.

Posted in Cherbourg Skirt, Dorothy, East Village, Emerald City, Fabricly, illustration, Inslee By Design, New York, New York City, News and Events, the man repeller, The Wizard of OZ


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21 Responses
jennie
jennie

July 25, 2014

my fave place ever. super jealous….best of luck!

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

ha! I had a feeling it would speak to you :)

Taylor
Taylor

July 25, 2014

THIS IS THE BEST BLOG POST YOU HAVE EVER WRITTEN. EVER.

Catalina
Catalina

July 25, 2014

Congrats on your move! NYC is such a wonderful city and I’m certain you will find plenty of inspiration there. I can’t wait to see what illustrations will develop from this fantastic move! xo

Lucía
Lucía

July 25, 2014

New York is so cool :) Good luck.

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

Yes!! You are going to LOVE it!! If not for the food alone, but hey, those are my priorities these days. Congrats!! I am in NY sweating my butt off! Dang it’s hot!! Ok back to you….yay!! Can’t wait to see what inspiration it brings you! Good luck with it all, amazing next step!!

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

thank you! nope, no stencils allowed around here

tiera
tiera

July 25, 2014

Your illustrations are extraordinary, Inslee. This one takes the cake! Did you use a stencil?

'valentina suarez
'valentina suarez

July 25, 2014

hello I love your designs but I would like if you do some designs outfits such as the royal wedding

Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn

July 25, 2014

Congratulations and Good Luck!!! I hope it is everything you dreamed it will be and more.

kayla
kayla

July 25, 2014

good luck! im living in suburban DC and dream of moving to NY so I hope you enjoy it!

Heather
Heather

July 25, 2014

Hooray! Best of luck to you! Also, my package came in the mail today. I LOVE it!

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

Wonderful! Glad it made it to you safely :)

Soleil St. Fleur
Soleil St. Fleur

July 25, 2014

From a NYer to you: Welcome to the big city, the place we know & you will love! x

Nura
Nura

July 25, 2014

I’m so happy for you! You will survive, although the appartement is small. I would love to be you haha! If you come to holland, please let me know! Have a good move, x

Lauren
Lauren

July 25, 2014

Welcome to the big city and to my neighborhood – you’ll love it!!! Let me know if you need recommendations for anything!

Katherine
Katherine

July 25, 2014

No requests, just ideas… Mansion on O St.? Eastern Market? Georgetown Canal? Bar (with the piano!) at the Jefferson? The Great Hall inside the Library of Congress? I guess that gets me into all the old standbys…sunset behind the Washington Monument, etc… :)

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

I love that idea! I’ll see what I can do! any requests?

Katherine
Katherine

July 25, 2014

Congrats to you! Nothing is more exciting than new opportunities. How about some sketches of your favorite places in DC for those of us left behind?! Would love to have (and gift) some of your artwork that shows the fabulousness of this city!

We’re off to see the Wizard « Five Things
We’re off to see the Wizard « Five Things

July 25, 2014

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Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

you live in the LES?? yay! lets get together!

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