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Why I quit fashion illustration

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Okay!  End of January, almost the end of my trip and FINALLY time to write this post. Step one: Read the following article. But for me, it started long before that.  About two years ago now, I started looking for insight on the blog.  I asked a lot of my friends what they like about […]


Sweet September

Sept

Well hello and happy September first!  Feels a little surreal, doesn’t it?  Like it’s been summer in Calgary since early May anyways.  We’ve been spoiled.  Here’s to kicking off Fashion Week in all major cities around the globe – which is what these two ladies were meant as an ode to.  They’re fashion bloggers, decked […]


Brazilian Heat

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Hello and happy gloomy Thursday!  I wanted to share an event coming up soon that my husband is proud to be a part of – Brazilian Heat! Brazilian Heat is a Family Friendly Brazilian Arts Event, held Saturday August 22, 2015 in Calgary. The Festival will showcase Local and National Brazilian Musicians and Dancers. The event […]


Starting August at the end of July

August

  Because it’s a long weekend and I say why the hell not?! I loved this calendar girl so much more before I sketched her background – and I suspect it’s because her background just doesn’t match her all that well.  I struggled a bit with getting that calendar out too mind you – and […]


a mid-summer’s July

July

To quote the white rabbit: “Goodness me!  I’m late I’m late I’m late!” The last two weeks have been unintentionally spent travelling from coast to coast in Canada.  My dad, sister and I ventured out to Regina beach the last weekend in June to spend some time with my mom’s side of the family.  Late […]


Days of May

May

And a lovely day and half so far it has been! Are things looking a little cleaner around here on the site?  Yes they are.  Are they going to get even better?  I think so! My wonderful husband and I were up at the crack of 7:30AM-ish (on a Saturday!) ready to carpe-the-diem in all […]


Then it was April

April

A new month. Just keep moving forward.  


March

March

Almost warm enough for this in Calgary of late…Kate Spade purse modelled off of one of my very own.  


February 2015

February

Oh hi.  We survived January!  Made so much more easier for the fact that the temperatures stayed above zero for the better part of the month.  I am so okay with that! So pack your bags.  Time to travel somewhere exotic in your faux fur cap and chelsea boots with skinny jeans and whatever else […]


A new January

January

Good morning!  Happy January the Fourth! New calendar, new year.  There’s always a story behind each month.  Last year I can recall creating a girl in a killer pencil skirt in an office setting, ready to take on the world.  I loved the image, but I remember by the end of January I was like…ugh…bite […]


Sweet November

November

Sorry she’s so late!  She was busy shopping, what can I say? Happy November!


October

October

My birthday month! Looking forward to quieter days and what is left of the warm weather.  Maybe there are still a few days left of sitting out on the front steps in the sunshine to visit with a friend, furry or otherwise.


Sweet, sweet September

September

Finally, finally life can slow down just a little.  I write these words having just returned hours ago from Vancouver following three intense weeks of capoeira which culminated Sunday in receiving my next belt.  I feel good.  I was exhausted and just breaths away from tears most of Saturday evening, but I’ve worked so hard […]


Oops! August!

August

Sorry!  I meant to do it Friday…but then we drove off to BC for the weekend where I was forced to go swimming in the neigbours pool, eat my mother-in-law’s fresh from their garden cooking , and then there was the day at the lake – just awful… Okay I will give it to you […]


Design Darling and the College Prepster

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Happy 4th of July! It seemed only fitting to finally share this illustration today with two of the American bloggers I follow regularly – and they are looking rather patriotic to boot. I actually got to meet these two last year when I went to New York for my early birthday weekend – I was […]


July! and Happy Canada Day

July

Get those bikini’s ready!  Finally Calgary weather forecast is predicting a week of temperatures in the high twenties – meaning I may actually be able to go to work without a sweater over my cute outfit! It’s funny to look at this illustration almost a year after painting it – I was so proud of […]


with grace and gumption…

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Oh wow I blinked and nearly three weeks went by.  Blog revelations be damned. Actually, this lovely lady fits in nicely.  I’ve asked myself previously what my intent is with these fashion illustrations of mine.  I would not consider myself a ‘fashionista’ of any sort.  I am not looking to give anyone fashion advice.  I […]


June!

June

I love the beginning of a new month!  Not only because it’s so ripe with possibility but also because I also get a freebie blog post with the 2014 Calendar girls!  I had actually forgotten which illustration I had for this month.  Here she is, summered right out in chartreuse shorts and toting Starbucks for […]


Inslee

Inslee

Seeing as the lovely lady who has most inspired my illustration endeavours was married a little over a week ago, I just had to do my best with an illustration of her in her beautiful wedding gown. Congrats Inslee and Anderson!  You made an absolutely stunning bride.    


Then it was May…

May

…and I resolved to return to the blogging world! I’ve been away one full month and this little blog is about to turn 2!  Where does the time go?  April was busy, and great.  We went away for a beach holiday, I got an awesome commission for the second year in a row with the […]


April Sh-Flowers!

April

Well I don’t know about the rest of you but winter has hung in LONG ENOUGH!  I am okay to skip the April Showers and just bring on the flowers!  Seriously, I thought I was losing my mind yesterday after going so long without seeing the sun!  Alas – the end might just be near. […]


Spring…is that finally you?

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The weatherman promises it will finally get above zero today.  He’s even gone so far as to say we will see 15 glorious degrees this weekend.  Can you believe it? I am just so tired of my winter boots.  And my big puffy winter coat.  Do you plan your outfits for work the night before? […]


March! March!

March

I was still preoccupied with the idea that I didn’t have anything new scanned to post and I almost forgot it’s a new calendar month!  This sketch was born of a myriad of things.  A cute image of a girl in a toque, an impossibly skinny model in slightly ridiculous but cute boots, and the […]


Suck it, January!

February

  I know, I know.  Eloquent, right?  I’ve heard somewhere that today, January 30th, is the most depressing day of the year.  Winter has really set in.  The holidays are over, the credit card debt looms, the extra five pounds are just sitting there, New Years resolutions worn down by the lack of instant gratification…not […]