The Sketch Book — DC

2016 White House Correspondents' Brunch

DC Politico White House Correspondents Brunch

Bonjour mes amis! I invite you to feast your eyes upon the Frenchness that was the 2016  White House Correspondents' Weekend Brunch.  I painted the artwork which graced the save the date, formal invitation, and various elements of party decor - all of which were produced by talented stationer, Kelly of Winifred Paper. And then On May 1st, I had the supremely fun job of attending the event, as artist in residence, where I set up shop with my easel and paints to capture the scene as the party unfolded... If you're not a DC native or Political Junkie, you may not...

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Wit Weddings

DC event planner Inslee By Design News and Events wedding wedding planner wit weddings

Meet Erica and Laura, the wedding planners and TWINS behind Wit Weddings, a new event planning firm in the Washington DC area. How fun is that - twin wedding planners... beautiful twin wedding planners!Erica and Laura met with me over coffee and croissants at my favorite place in DC, the Patisserie Poupon to discuss the concept for the illustrations for their site. How could I say no to a commission that began over a croissant? They had me at hello.We planned for a muted palate of sketches for their site design to illustrate the beauty of some of the iconic moments...

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Spring Wedding Season at Urban Chic Boutique

bridal portrait Bride DC georgetown Inslee By Design Inslee Haynes News and Events Urban Chic Boutique urban chic georgetown washington

Happy First Day of Spring! I am celebrating by wearing a ski coat and earmuffs. Still feels like winter in New York.But enough of reality, let's focus on blogland where it's time to wear a white lace dress and walk around with a champagne flute while planning your June wedding like this illustration here. I created her for Urban Chic Boutique's Third Annual "Urban Chic Says I Do" event. The event will take place March 29th and 30th at their Georgetown shop. The Boutique is turning itself into a mini wonderland of bridal delights for the weekend  featuring their favorite...

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Ella Rue turns 2

Baked & Wired consignment DC Ella Rue georgetown Inslee By Design Inslee Haynes Krista Johnson The Sketch Book

 Happy 2nd birthday to Ella Rue!Ella Rue is darling little consignment boutique tucked away on one of my favorite tree-lined streets in Georgetown and today is the 2nd anniversary of the shop's opening!An old friend of mine, Krista Johnson, started plans for the store right about the time I was starting my commission business. She named the store after her two puppies Ella and Rue. And yes, that's the three of them illustrated above. If you look at her current website - she has a new site coming soon featuring many new illustrations of mine - you'll see one of my...

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four girls

DC illustration Inslee By Design Old Town Alexandria sea of shoes The Sketch Book Zoe Boutique

Four sketches I did for a boutique in Old Town Alexndria called Zoe. If you haven't ever been to Old Town, you must go! Its DC's best kept and most charming little secret. Susan, the store's creator, asked me to come up with illustrations that reflected the colors and feel of the clothes in her shop. I pulled from some of my favorite looks right now - stripes, maxi dresses, trouser jeans, and a classic shot of Jane from Sea of Shoes for the final one. These four pieces are now framed throughout the store, I can't wait to visit...

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