The Sketch Book — 2015 calendar

June 2015: drink rosemary vodka, do the splits

2015 Calendar Inslee Calendar june

Meet Clementine, the June Calendar Girl. Clementine maintains a perfect complexion, utterly unmarred by the harsh rays of the sun. She's rarely caught before sundown without one of her signature hats. How does she keep a healthy glow in her cheeks without any sun exposure? Why vitamin C of course! Clementine has never met a juice she didn't love, especially pink grapefruit juice.  Clementine's thoughts for enjoying the month of June:  wear as much white crochet as you can. also scalloped clothing.  get caught in a summer rainstorm without an umbrella and don't panic, enjoy it. make DIY rosemary infused vodka (i.e. stick a...

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May 2015: The Derby

2015 Calendar Inslee Calendar Kentucky Derby May 2015

  Welcome to May. And welcome, also, to one of my favorite weeks of the year. A week which combines opportunities to celebrate two completely distinct cultural phenomenons that are each spectacular in their own right: The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo.  Do you think that was what the corporate branding specialists were thinking when they opened all those combined-retail-drive-through spaces for KFC and Taco Bell together?? Anyway, these two semi-made-up holidays off-set one another so nicely. I'm just so glad they fall in the same week, and sometimes even on the same day.  Think about it. one holiday celebrates...

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April Calendar Girl 2015: A story blooms in the west village

2015 calendar april calendar girl NYC

Close your eyes. Call on your darkened imagination to summon the remembered sounds of a spring rain. The first elastic drops echoing off newly minted leaves and grass, the sounds gradually growing steadier - a more saturated soundscape and rhythm. Finally building to reach crescendo of downpour. Rain coming down in sheets.  Mother nature, beckoning in a new season with an opulent display of force, washing away the grey, dead grit of winter, making the world clean and new and smelling gloriously green. How can the world smell like a color? Smell green? Walk outside after a spring rain and...

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march calendar girls - worlds collide

2015 calendar daphne inslee by design march calendar girl

  Ok, it's time to set the record straight. Because I know you're all tied up in knots trying to figure out what I'm doing with the whole Daphne thing. Is she real? Is she not real? Do I have multiple personality disorder? Should you be worried? Relax, I'll explain everything.  You could say Daphne, or The Other Girl, has always been a part of my imagination. Starting when I was a very little girl I often blamed "The Other Girl" for my wrong doings to get out of trouble. My supportive mother did not get me screened for Schizophrenia but...

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