The Sketch Book — Inslee Calendar

January Calendar Girl Horoscope

The 2016 January Calendar Girl is born in the period of Capricorn, under the sign of The Goat. She is determined and steadfast in her endeavors – in this case, her life long dedication to becoming the perfect ballet dancer.

As a child of winter, the final life cycle in the zodiac year, she has a tendency for behavioral traits often associated with the sage wisdom of the elderly. She has a proclivity for reflection and calling on the past and a prevailing need for self discipline. She loves to wander through museums, paying respect to great...


June 2015: drink rosemary vodka, do the splits

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...


May 2015: The Derby

 

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...


december 2014

Happy December!

This is an illustration inspired by the one and only Olivia Palermo, by the way that snow falling makes Central Park feel intimate and hushed like a secret tucked in the middle of the crazed, bustling holiday-addled New York City shopping scene, and by the way that Christmas makes everyone fall in love all over again. 

Shop for this sketch as a print.... because while I urge you to remember that Christmas is about celebrating love, I also realize that you probably need to do some shopping for presents too. 


Dempsey & Carroll 2015 Calendar Event

Hello! Exciting news!

As you can see from this invitation I designed for the event, I'm here to invite you to join me at the Dempsey & Carroll Lexington Avenue showroom on December 2nd to toast the new year ahead with a celebration of my 2015 calendar! 

It will be a magical evening filled with lots of my original artwork, opportunities to instagram everything in sight, speak directly to me about all your feelings and thoughts, purchase calendars...

and MOST excitingly, an opportunity to win a custom illustration from me and a set of accompanying custom Dempsey &...