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Have a Simply Luxurious Thanksgiving Week

cavalier Inslee By Design simply luxurious life thanksgiving The Sketch Book

 I know. You're freaking out. I am too.There's copper pots AND a cavalier AND blue gingham AND wine AND she looks just like you!!!!This was just one of those sketches that I knew - before the paint had dried - that I was going to love. It has only happened about ten times in my life. I usually find a reason to pick apart everything I paint, but I really like this one!Shannon Ables of Simply Luxurious Life commissioned this lovely piece as well as  this, and this and this. She has such good taste, right?Hope you are preparing your favorite old recipes and stretchiest pants...

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Fall back to reality

fall fashion illustration Inslee Inslee By Design September simply luxurious life stylist The Sketch Book

 It's fall! Time to step away from the beat up old flip-flops and shorts, pack away the little-white-dresses and put on your transitional wardrobe. Let's buckle down for some serious work and a seriously packed social schedule. September is such an energizing time, isn't it?This sketch was created for The Simply Luxurious Life to celebrate Shannon's services as a wardrobe stylist. Wouldn't you want to hire her? After all, she styled this sketch!

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have a simply luxurious weekend

france french Inslee By Design paris parisian shannon ables simply luxurious life The Sketch Book

 Don't you wish you were her? She's a new sketch for Shannon of The Simply Luxurious Life to help celebrate her new section on her blog about french-inspired living. Shannon has the best taste, her commission requests are always so chic and this one was no different. You should all visit her blog, beautiful images and a beautiful approach to a simple, luxurious life.Also - notice this new favorite pose for figures in this blog post and the one right before it. I call this pose the "I'm walking one direction but looking adorably slightly confused in another direction because a group of...

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