sumi shoe

April 10, 2012 7 Comments

another sumi ink sketch! so, i've been at my parents house for an extended easter visit. and on every trip home i read the same book. its called "simple abundance" and it is a collection of 365 daily chapters about some small way to enjoy and rediscover the simple beauties of being a woman. it was given to my mother years ago by a wonderful, eccentric friend. it somehow wound up on my bedside table and every time i pick it up and flip to the day it is in the calendar it, almost uncannily, sheds light on exactly what i needed to hear at that moment in time. if i'm stressed about not accomplishing enough and then i open the book that day's chapter is magically about "going easy on yourself and rejoicing in each small accomplishment" or, on the anniversary of a loved one's death the chapter will explain how "memories only truly take form and become beautiful once we have lost someone and how we should take heart in knowing that through loss we gain powerful memories" seriously it always works. until..... I was all excited to flip to today's entry and see if it would provide some life-affirming insight into this juncture in our collective existence and then turn that wisdom into a blog post. and, of course, today's chapter was a total throw-away. it would be. typical. experiment failed, theory disproved. it was titled "the art of fashion accessories" haha. BUT, then i remembered i'd just sketched a sumi shoe and had been wondering what i'd write about when i posted it! and realized that the karma of the book was still at peace. it was just telling me that today was the day to share my sumi shoe with you all. what a relief. see, always works. go buy this book if its still in print. its by sarah ban breathnach and it will make you smile.

Posted in accessories, easter, Inslee By Design, Shoes, simple abundance, sumi ink, The Sketch Book


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Maren Anita
Maren Anita

July 25, 2014

wonderful artwork here!
lovely greets
maren anita

Can I invite you to my GIVEAWAY ???:

YSL lipstick & Nelly leather bracelet

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

Perfect! See, everything works out. This book sounds right up my alley. Will definitely go research it.

I love this shoe! Now I want to go shoe shopping.

Sara
Sara

July 25, 2014

You don’t know how hard it was for me to “find” you! I’ve been craving your draws on the fashion blogs for months!… I tought your signature was “endu” and never find nothing on the internet, but today I saw another draw and the signature seems more “Enslee” and then I google it and oficially it is “Inslee”!!! Finally!! I’m very happy that I could know and explore your work better, because I really appreciate it. :)
I think I’ll have one of your draws in my house, one day… ;) (or maybe more!!) My favorite is the one with a woman in a living-room, with a white shirt and loafers, reading, next to a fireplace… Love it!
Congratulations for this beautiful work you do! I felt very inspired everytime I discovered a new draw from yours, they’re all so elegant, so classy, so… delicate! You know, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

From Portugal, Sara.

P.S. You can see a post I made on my blog about your draw here: http://the-e-word.blogspot.pt/2012/04/dont-know-about-you.html

Susan
Susan

July 25, 2014

Love that book – I think I still have it on my bookshelf! And beautiful shoe!

Jemima Puddle-Duck
Jemima Puddle-Duck

July 25, 2014

so true from the book….. “Fashion accessories are the artifacts of our authenticity.”
and this one…“Love wearing, it or leave it off.”

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

Hi Sara! What a sweet note, thank you! I’m so glad you found me, not “Endu” haha

Serena
Serena

July 25, 2014

i love this new ink! all your art is really beautiful.

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