great escape

February 08, 2013 10 Comments

 

So, they've named a blizzard, "nemo"... Can we just stop and talk about that for a second. Nemo? Like the fish?

I give up. Weather people, you win, you are the funniest.

Despite the funny name, this storm is actually kind of a mess. It is snowing up and down and sideways all at once. I am preparing to suit up in my extreme weather gear and trek back from the studio to my apartment to wring my hands about how much this reminds me of hurricane sandy and experience a confusing cocktail of emotions - first surging elation and then crippling terror.

Right now I'm still in the honeymoon phase with the storm. It's cozy and exciting and everyone is giddy and has that glint in their eyes like they're about to eat  A LOT of carbs.

But, undoubtedly, this will wear off when things start to get real in a few hours when we are supposed to get a foot of snow and the flight instinct will start kick in. Nothing like being snowed in to make me want to make a dramatic escape. I'll wish I could jet off somewhere warm and exotic, preferably on a vespa. Doesn't this little lady have the perfect escapist attitude? I sketched her for Dear Stella's Italian Collection.

Stay safe this weekend if you're in the area (meaning the north east of america) and keep dreaming of mint colored escape vehicles and gelato in the sun. Spring will be here soon!

Posted in Dear Stella, escape, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, nemo, NYC, snow, The Sketch Book, vespa


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Ella Pinto
Ella Pinto

January 31, 2016

Hey! I came across your post because I was searching away on pinterest for beauty drawings and how could I not? I fell completely in love with this. I think it’s beautiful. I was wondering if you’d give me permission to use it on one of my posts? It’s a post on the Best of January and I was looking for a drawing to be the post’s picture and to appear as the icon on the main page. It’s such a broad subject that I don’t have a way to take pictures of everything.

But I completely understand if I can’t. And I second all the comments, I think this should totally be made a print! Your illustrations are gorgeous. Hope you’re well.

Ella x

Laura
Laura

July 10, 2015

I love this, too… it is absolutely perfect. Seconding the print request!

Laura
Laura

July 10, 2015

I love this, too… it is absolutely perfect. Seconding the print request!

Chiara Beth
Chiara Beth

July 25, 2014

Love the Vespa! And love imagining that the map depicts Liguria’s crescent coastline. :) Enjoy the snow for me!

MelodyJ
MelodyJ

July 25, 2014

I love the picture. Stay warm up there. They say we might get snow next weekend.

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

I know! I thought “Nemo” was a joke! Then actual serious newscasters were saying it and well, it was real! So strange. But really I would LOVE to be in Italy on a Vespa right now… This is so cute! I say more Vespas in future sketches!!

Erisha
Erisha

July 25, 2014

Nemo is actually Latin for “no one.” Which I’d like to say I know because I’m so well educated, but honestly I learned that from a Masterpiece Theater drama.

Blair
Blair

July 25, 2014

Love this!! Wish it could be a print!

Annie
Annie

July 25, 2014

great

Courtney
Courtney

July 25, 2014

Can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen one of your illustrations and thought: “that’s my favorite!” This one might just be my new favorite…but I’m sure you’ll make another one even more fabulous! Your illustrations are just beautiful!!

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