So anyone who was in New York yesterday will understand how much respect I have for this girl. I saw her bravely walking through soho, in a tube top and high wasted maxi though it was raining and freezing out despite it now being June. That is dedication to fashion right there.
I'm very grateful to her for looking so bohemian and interesting on such a terrible day. I was a little worried that the day after I launch my "blog sketch every day" plan, it poured rain and the temperature dropped 30 degrees making for very few interesting sketching subjects on the street. So thank you, random midriff-exposing girl for the inspiration.
So, it's June. And its time for a new resolution. This month, I'm going to resolve to post something on the blog every day. CRAZY, right? I'll never do it.... but I'm going to try.
To make it easier to stick to it, I don't think I'll post fully finished sketches every day. Instead, I'm going to sketch someone I see on the street each day - quick and imperfect, just a feeling of a passerby.
It's pouring rain in the city this morning, so I'm posting an outfit I remember from yesterday instead of going out in the deluge to find inspiration. I saw this outfit flit past me near Washington Square Park and thought it was lovely.
June has arrived, bird legs and all! Time to change your calendars!
It may not be the summer solstice yet, but the summer attitude has swept NYC in full force. Its time to sit beneath parasols and discerningly look down your nose at couples strolling down the sand. Oh how I love this season.
ps this illustration was inspired by this
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i think it was about this time last year that i sketched the little white dress
that everyone loved so much. so I thought it was time for the 2012 edition. isn't it funny how much changes in a year?
last year i packed away all my closed-toe pointy pumps for the season around memorial day, but this year i want to wear them straight through summer. particularly in mint green.
and i used to loath tapered hem lines and any kind of sheer fabric. but i'm starting to want a dress like this. if i can only find it. i swear, if i have one more empty handed shopping trip i'm going to start designing clothes. where do you all buy long dresses?
hope everyone has fun plans ahead for the long weekend. i'll be packing up my new summer weekend bag (illustrated above) with a bikini, ten bottles of SPF 100 and heading straight to the beach.
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hello! here is a picture of final product - national stationery show booth 2169. this is where I've spent the week, meeting and greeting and getting inspired by all the amazing talent on display around me.
thanks to everyone who came by to see me!
i'll be back soon with new illustrations to share with you all!
Hello! A quick snapshot of what today was like while I prepared for NSS and got booth 2169 all dressed up. More to follow tomorrow.