bite sized calendar

May 16, 2012 5 Comments

I am doing double back flip handsprings of excitement over this new product - the petite calendar (well, I'm doing them in my imagination, actual back flips would definitely be a bad idea) This is a prototype using the 2012 calendar design, so this particular one isn't for sale. BUT... it's a little taste of what next year's petite calendar will look like. Its 4x5" and it fits in its own little case/stand. Isn't it sweet? I took it on a photoshoot field trip around the house. Here it is posing in my mother's library. Of course she has a swan letter opener and leopard print walls. and here it's posing with its larger cousin, the original 2012 calendar. and now its visiting the little topiary tree I got from Design Darling Oh I just love it. I hope you do too. The 2013 petite calendar premier edition will be available in August. Headed back to NYC tomorrow and I can't wait, stay tuned for more Stationery Show updates!

Posted in 2013, Calendar, design darling, Inslee, Inslee By Design, News and Events, NSS, NYC, petite calendar, stationery, stationery show

sock bun

May 15, 2012 10 Comments

This week I'm preparing for the National Stationery Show. I love taking this time out of my normal schedule to indulge in all the crafting/DIY adventures that it takes to build a trade show booth design. It's definitely a hair-up, old-tshirt-on kind of week. I love it! Especially because I've recently discovered the SOCK BUN. I think I may be the late to the sock bun party, because when I typed "sock bun" into pinterest about fifteen thousand examples of how to make one came up. But... In case you don't know about this marvelous hair management technique: Step one: cut the toe off a sock and roll it into a "doughnut" shape Step two: Put the doughnut on your pony tail, about half way down and spread the hair around it. Tuck the ends of your hair under the sock doughnut and roll it down into the most perfect bun you have ever seen. Step three: enjoy the jealous stares

Posted in DIY, Inslee, National Stationery Show, Sock Bun, The Sketch Book

tutu, aerial view

May 14, 2012 11 Comments

Hello! A giant ballerina for you today. And by giant, I mean like 2x2 feet. After spending the last few years painting nothing but 8x10"s this feels enormous. And it makes me want to go even bigger! Does anyone want to buy this original? Email me. Lets talk about it. SOLD!! Thank you to everyone who came to Neimans on Saturday. Loved meeting you

Posted in ballerina, Inslee, The Sketch Book, watercolor


May 11, 2012 3 Comments

It just dawned on me that I forgot to stick to my plan of monthly resolutions this month. Which leads me to my resolution to not make one. And yes, thats a sumi-ink lady above, with shades on, ready to throw resolutions to the wind and RELAX. A wise woman recently told me that I am constantly trying to push myself too much and that I should just relax. I found this astounding. Me, push myself? Really? But what about all the other young woman entrepreneurs who are doing it all, living the dream, tweeting the tweets? Surely everyone else is working harder than I am. Then I realized that everyone is their own harshest critic and I probably am not excluded from "everyone" and that in fact it may be time to give myself a break. Plus, the Stationery Show starts next weekend. There is no time for self improvement, I've got cards to sell! Happy weekend. If you are in DC you better come see me at Neimans!!

Posted in Inslee, resolution, stationery show, The Sketch Book


May 09, 2012 4 Comments

feeling very inspired by black&white today!

I'm working a lot of these crisp opposites into my design for my National Stationery Show booth. The show in two weeks, I can't believe it!

Posted in black and white, Inslee, National Stationery Show, The Sketch Book

met ball odd couple

May 08, 2012 1 Comment

Did you watch the Met Ball live stream last night? I loved seeing designers walking the red carpet with the women who wore their designs. Karlie Kloss and Jason Wu were among my favorites - such a glamorous odd couple.

Posted in Inslee, Jason Wu, Karlie Kloss, met gala, red carpet, The Sketch Book

hat season

May 03, 2012 6 Comments

A new illustration for the Neiman Marcus tumblr to celebrate summer. I thought she was perfect inspiration for the upcoming derby weekend too with her big hat!

Posted in derby, hats, Inslee, Neiman Marcus, summer, The Sketch Book, Tumblr

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