January '14

January 02, 2014 4 Comments

 

 

Welcome to the first month of the 2014 Calendar! So sporty and confident, just like me when I go skiing...

It's true, I'm an amazing skier. I never complain that everyone else is going too fast, or that I'm cold! I never even complain that "I am not going down that one, absolutely not, no no no!" while standing at the top looking down a run and I certainly never tell anyone repeatedly that my fingers and toes are numb. Truly, I am a joy to ski with...

You probably detected a hint of sarcasm there.

Ok, I admit it, I'm no Lindsey Vonn. But, I do know a good ski out fit when I see one and I know my limits and respect them fiercely. Safety first! While you enjoy rocketing head-first towards the powdery abyss below, I enjoy taking in the view as I make horizontal cuts at the mountain while enjoying the scenery and knowing with full confidence that I will not spend six months recovering from a torn ACL. There's nothing like devoting a solid 40 minutes to not falling while breathing in the majestic beauty all around you! And of course, if things are looking dicey, I'm not afraid to ask for help. I once called the police from the mountain top to inform them that I was preparing to hurtle towards a serious injury in the hopes of getting airlifted out of a mogul situation. Sadly, I did not get airlifted but I did get a vail ski patrol escort down to lunch.

If you ask me, skiing is all about risk awareness and avoidance, truffle fries after a hard day (hour) of hitting the slopes, and most importantly skiing - like most situations in my life is mainly about the outfit.

Happy January!

Posted in 2014, Calendar, Inslee Calendar, january, The Sketch Book

2014 Calendar is here!

August 01, 2013 5 Comments

 

Here she is! The 2014 Calendar! Just chillin on my Society Social Bar Cart

Can't wait for you all to see each month! I had so much fun creating this edition of my calendar. I put a lot of thought into each illustration, trying to capture the feeling that each month holds, infused with the memories and experience... The saturated stillness of July heat, the frenzy of a new September, the romance of a February night, the perky energy of April... I could go on.

I will look forward to sharing my inspiration for each image with you as we move through the year. Don't you want one now? Can you hardly wait to embark on this book-club-calendar journey with me here on the blog? It will be so enriching! Hurry and buy one!

Posted in 2014 calendar, Calendar, Inslee By Design, Inslee Calendar, News and Events

Croissant love month

February 01, 2013 12 Comments

Happy February! Or as it will now be known, croissant love month. Why not?

I really don't know how this image ties into anything that has to do with winter or the month of February. I guess she's wearing red for Valentine's day. But regardless of her seasonal relevance, I really like her and her croissants.

Which is rare.

Usually I hate the illustrations I create after I finish them. I'm such a tortured artist. But I actually like her! And am pretty excited about this month!

Get out there and start the weekend right, go wild with pain au chocolat

 

 

Posted in 2013, Calendar, February, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, The Sketch Book

bite sized calendar

May 16, 2012 5 Comments

I am doing double back flip handsprings of excitement over this new product - the petite calendar (well, I'm doing them in my imagination, actual back flips would definitely be a bad idea) This is a prototype using the 2012 calendar design, so this particular one isn't for sale. BUT... it's a little taste of what next year's petite calendar will look like. Its 4x5" and it fits in its own little case/stand. Isn't it sweet? I took it on a photoshoot field trip around the house. Here it is posing in my mother's library. Of course she has a swan letter opener and leopard print walls. and here it's posing with its larger cousin, the original 2012 calendar. and now its visiting the little topiary tree I got from Design Darling Oh I just love it. I hope you do too. The 2013 petite calendar premier edition will be available in August. Headed back to NYC tomorrow and I can't wait, stay tuned for more Stationery Show updates!

Posted in 2013, Calendar, design darling, Inslee, Inslee By Design, News and Events, NSS, NYC, petite calendar, stationery, stationery show

Happy January

January 03, 2012 9 Comments

2012 is here! Time to crack open the calendar! I wanted to start the new year with a toast to the designer that taught me so much about the magic of a New York fashion house. So the first illustration of the 2012 calendar is inspired by an early posting on OscarPRGirl's beautiful tumblr.

Posted in 2012, Calendar, fashion illustration, Inslee By Design, News and Events, Oscar, Oscar de la Renta, OscarPRGirl

October

October 02, 2011 3 Comments

Happy October! Can't believe its here already, September FLEW by, didn't it?

Posted in 2011, Calendar, Inslee By Design, October, The Sketch Book

Happy February

February 01, 2011 2 Comments

Yipeeeee time to change your calendar again! Last year I started off February by telling everyone how I don't like the month in general. and I am here today to say... February, I'm sorry. I was being closed-minded and judgmental. You really aren't so bad. I mean, what is so bad about one last month of the depths of winter to make sure you got proper use out of your furry black hats and awesome heeled boots? And if it were all hot and sunny out, girlfriend above wouldn't have needed to travel with her entire fleet of suitcases. Any jetsetter worth her salt knows bikinis don't exactly fill up a valise the way extravagantly over-sized sweater can. And don't get me started on traveling with multiple pairs of OTK boots... might as well get a steamer trunk. Plus, would we love the spring nearly as much if we hadn't frozen through those extra 28 days? I think not. February is alright by me. In fact, from the rosy vantage point of this moment in time, I dare to say, I haven't really met a month I don't like.

Posted in 2011 Calendar, Calendar, February, Inslee By Design, News and Events, otk boots, spring, travel, winter