Posts Tagged ‘Design by Streetlight’

Art from the Unknown

Stephanie Fowler watercolor

Hi! Just popping on here to say hello to anyone who may be finding their way here this weekend following the Art from the Unknown show taking place at McDougall Centre in Calgary. Welcome to the site! My blog is not updated too regularly but be sure to check out my Instagram and if you […]


2018 – The Halfway Mark

Hi! Wow! Was that six months already? I’m just kidding. I believe it. What has happened in the last six months? The House The biggest life change is that we bought a house! A sixty year old, desperately in need of love and new plumbing home. It’s so full of potential I trip over it […]


2018 DBSL Calendars are here!

Good Morning!  It’s Saturday, the second day of fall and here in YYC the sun is trying it’s best to break through the bleakness that has been content to blanket our city this past week or so.  I just wanted to write a little note here to say that I have decided to completely step […]


Life, Lately

  I should really be updating more now that the blog has been cleaned up! I keep realizing too that I mean to write up posts and forget entirely.  We were in Mexico a little while ago – I could write about that.  I completed the third year of the Vitality Awards for the Downtown […]


back in the swing of things?

I know, I know…the blogging schedule really does leave something to be desired. I’m still on a bit of a leave from work.  The normal Type-A part of me thought I would be efficient as all get out, maximizing the time off, working tirelessly on new pieces and maybe even finally following through on the […]


March

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


Birds and BABIES

  It’s not really a secret.  My husband and I have been trying for a baby for some time now.  I’m doing my best to trust the path I’m on now, and not worry too deeply about why it’s taking the time it is.  Maybe I’m meant to discover something about myself.  Maybe there’s a […]


February 2015

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 […]


New Year, New Hashtag: #DBSLdrawsYYC

Happy Friday!  Three posts so far this month, colour ME impressed!  Why the change?  Because I’m so thirsty to keep creating these days! I’ve been taking those Urban Sketchers books I received for Christmas to heart – I have found time almost every day so far this year to pull out my sketchbook and draw […]


Am I…complicated enough to be here?

  What a start, right?  Well I do want to get back to this space more often, so I think questions like these are important!  Frank and I ventured out into the bitter cold tonight to attend an art show for a fellow capoeirista and artist friend of ours, Jason Lamacraft .  It was pretty neat […]


Sweet November

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


Sweet, sweet 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 […]


Babies, babies, babies

  Guess who’s blog slacking?  MEEE! For the record, I have been doing a lot of painting.  And it feels pretty terrific.  I just have not been bothering to blog, even though my wonderful husband helped me select a new WordPress template to give this girl a facelift.  Oops. How cute are these guys?  I […]


Design Darling and the College Prepster

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

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…

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 […]


Capoeira Kiddos

Ooooh hai. Three week blogging hiatus.  It happens.  To be honest, I alternate between struggling against my creativity and choosing to ride it out.  Given that I spend a decent amount of time doing physical activity, I frequently find the two are at war with each other – be creative or be physical.  I’ve been […]


Suck it, January!

  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 […]


Year 2

Good Morning!  I was excited to get out of bed today.  I had the mission upon rising to get into the study to paint a brand new girl. The motivation behind that?  It’s been two years to the day since I painted my very first illustration.  If you ever feel like you are stuck in […]


Gala Gonzalez

This was an image I saved…forever ago from Instagram. I don’t know how I end up following half the people that I do, and periodically I’ll go in there and purge.  But this photo I liked.  I think what I like about fashion illustration when done right is the element of play that it has. […]


Proper Kid Problems

  I am so excited to share this post – I’ve been keeping it hush hush for a while now. Earlier this summer, after painting Carly of the College Prepster, I had no idea I had caught the eye of the man behind Proper Kid Problems – true American class at it’s finest.  I have […]


December Already!

Oh my goodness, it’s the last calendar month of the year!  Where did the time go?  Have you purchased your 2014 Calendar yet?  She feels so fitting too after all the Black Friday business you could not get away from if you tried at the end of last week. I hope the weekend went well […]


Kitties and Couture

Yet another fashion blogger I fell across on Pinterest.  I thought it was comical the way she was posed with her coffee cup – don’t we all feel that way sometimes – like we’re hanging onto our caffeinated beverage for dear life to survive the next eight hours?  Just me?  Sorry, sidetracked.  Meet Maria of […]


Thought for the Day

I’ve been facing a bit of a digital learning curve this week and thought playing around with this quote would do me some good.  The funny thing is – once I finished it I referenced back to where I’d found it – and realized I’ve quoted it wrong.  It’s actually “Every artist was FIRST an […]