The Sketch Book — watercolor

iced coffee season

iced coffee Inslee la colombe New York The Sketch Book watercolor

It's that time of year again. Iced coffee time! Is there anything more addicting? I don't think so. I was waiting in line at La Colombe this morning and I flashed back to a memory from a few years ago when I was still living in DC and visiting friends in New York for the weekend. I arrived early on Friday afternoon. The girls were still at work so I went in "the cute little coffee shop on the corner" to wait for them to get home and let me in to their apartment. I remember being so enchanted by...

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Lulu & Georgia

home decor Inslee Inslee By Design lulu & georgia The Sketch Book watercolor

Hello! Here's a new project I did for home designer Lulu & Georgia (coming soon). These carpet-toting ladies are inspired by the brand-founders' stylish grandmothers who, as you might have guessed, were named Lulu and Georgia. The official website is launching this fall but my illustration is currently their placeholder for the site. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's up and running. I don't know about you, but I can never get enough of new design websites - particularly anything that has to do with cool area rugs. So cheers to Lulu & Georgia! Can't...

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melissa

Bridal Commission Bride Inslee portrait The Sketch Book watercolor wedding

This is Melissa, a recent bridal commission. Isn't she lovely? And that train!? And here is how it looks framed (with fabulous flowers)... Oh I just love bridal projects. I think one reason why is because it gets me out of drawing feet! I hate drawing feet. Well... and of course I enjoy all the eternal love and fancy dresses too, but a "no footer" is definitely a plus. and with that.... Happy weekend!

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palm beach pink

Birthday grandmother Inslee palm beach pink sumi ink The Sketch Book watercolor

Trying out mixing sumi with watercolor... does anyone know if I'm doing this right?! I'm a little frustrated that I don't know anything about this new ink but its also exciting to see what I can figure out on my own. Today is my Grandmother's birthday, so I decided to try a shocking pink in honor of her. She always loved pink, and "palm beach pink" in particular - the brightest of the bright. She wasn't your typical grandmother. Glamorous and aloof, the closest she came to baking me cookies was letting me dress up in her collection of Pucci...

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strawberry blonde

easter Inslee spring The Sketch Book watercolor

you know that feeling when you discover a $20 in the pocket of a coat? like you've just won the lotto? that is how i feel right now. i sketched this in august... AUGUST... and forgot to blog it! free blog post! i win! or did i blog it and i dont even remember? that is bound to happen at some point anyway, she looks kind of eastery right? happy weekend!

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