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Spring Wedding Season at Urban Chic Boutique

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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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christmas in washington

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 Hello! Here is an illustration of the ever so handsome O'Reagan family, designed for their Christmas card.Man in uniform, a beautiful wife and adorable puppies - how could I say no to this project? The picture they sent me of their cavalier king charles to work from actually showed her wearing a sweater and drinking a Starbucks iced coffee.I mean... I almost printed it out and framed it.Anyway, this is just one of the many holiday projects that have been keeping me busy this season. I am starting to feel like an Elf! I wonder how the elves find time...

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rainy day

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its thursday and its raining in washington and yes i have left the house today and so yes i do know that the above drawing is pretty unrealistic (although i do wish that coat existed) but anyway, this would be more like it... also, today vogue.com was featuring a retrospective of fashion illustrations and theeeseee are my favorite ones: pretty huh? the bird lady is my very fave. i hope that it isnt an illustration of a lady wearing a chicken hat, but of a lady wearing an actual chicken.

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