The Sketch Book — Birthday sketch

margaret/danielle/kelly

Birthday sketch Inslee By Design Inslee Illustration The Sketch Book

three birthday girls today! well one is a bit belated... Margaret, above, is one of the most talented artists I know. She can paint like there's no tomorrow. She also has this beautiful, vintage, iconic presence. Shes a breath of fresh air with her bright red lips and bizarre, thoughtful musings and her occasional lapses into a British accent. Wishing you a divine belated birthday, darling! And here is Danielle! Danielle and I have been celebrating eachother's birthdays since we were five years old, we go waaay back. Back in the day, Danielle delighted in the fact that her birthday...

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polly

Birthday sketch Inslee By Design London Rome The Sketch Book UVA

Happy Birthday to Polly! Polly and I have been scampering around DC together for the last three years with our third musketeer, Rad (pictured here) and before that we took Rome, London and, somewhat less glamorously, south western Virginia by storm. So today my birthday wishes to her are bittersweet because we're moving apart for the first time in about seven years. I cannot guarantee that I will know how to function without these two finishing my sentences for me! But at least our three new destinations give us all plenty of reason for fun trips, so I can't wait...

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tara in tibi

Birthday sketch Inslee By Design The Sketch Book tibi

Happy Birthday to Tara! She's sporting a Tibi number with an open back, which her lovely new hair cut showcases perfectly. At first, I considered putting her in high wasted pants or perhaps a designer backpack. You see, Tara is one of the few people I've ever met that can confidently wear both of these articles of clothing. And then I considered a sleek set of expandables (we both love our lululemon stretch attire aka "expandables" more than is good for us) But I decided the color and cut of this Tibi was too beautiful not to illustrate today. So...

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Elisa

Birthday sketch Inslee By Design May sun dresses The Sketch Book

Happy Birthday Elisa! Once upon a time, in a land of toile curtains and matching bedspreads, Elisa and I were roomies. Now she's down in Texas enlightening young minds while wearing delightfully colorful outfits. She can wear more colors and patterns than any one else I know. These sketches do not nearly do her amazing outfit pairing skills (or her gravity defying, beautiful hair) justice. This post is also an ode to my favorite thing about the month of May. I finally feel like I can wear dresses dresses dresses of all shapes and sizes and hem lengths without tights...

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