Posts Tagged ‘watercolour’

working on colour

old palette

You know when you start to get that feeling creeping up that you’ve been doing something all wrong?  I just realized I have been doing that with Pinterest.  I’ve been idly scanning my way through the main page for years, pinning things as they came to me.  Last night I decided to scroll through my […]


From the Brazilian Archives

tiangua

Good morning!  Happy Saturday! Not sure if you want to call them archives, I did these sketches back in February after we got back from the trip.  They were completed around Valentine’s Day as I recall.  Frank and I had a lovely Valentine’s date one day where we wandered into a coffee shop to sit […]


Reasons why I will never be a star blogger…

Whale

Oooh hai. Just wanted to pop on and put up a few new pieces.  I had a co-worker commission me back in February for an anniversary gift for her husband.  She provided me the photos, requested the size of the paintings and gave me a nice wide time frame to complete them.  And here they […]


My Travel Kit

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  Okay, so by now I’ve been travelling through Brazil for almost two weeks.  How insightful of me for the first time in almost four years to schedule a bunch of posts for January!  Excuse me while I pat myself on the back a moment… Done.  It’s probably painfully sunburnt right now anyways.  So!  The […]


Happy New Year!

January

Well hello and welcome to 2016!  This is the first year since Frank and I have been together that we’ve celebrated in Calgary.  In true Stephanie style, I was more excited to go to bed so I could wake up early to start my January 1st.  I’ve already de-Christmas’ed the house, made my first sketch […]


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 […]


March

March

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


Birds and BABIES

hummingbird

  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 […]


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!


A few more aMiNals…

hippo

Well hello again!  Look at that…less than a month to return to blogging!  I am patting myself on the back right now. So I believe I’ve covered how all of my friends have been having babies this past year.  I’m eagerly feeling ready for one of my own, but in the mean time, I had […]


Beep beep.

vespa-sketch

  Well hello fair readers, if you are still stopping in. I confess, I have been more than absent lately. It’s been in my best interests.  Life throws funny curve balls at you sometimes, and you have to take time off for yourself as needed.  I’d been feeling this way for a while with the […]


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 […]


Babies, babies, babies

elephant2

  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

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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…

Hilary

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 […]


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?

braving-the-cold-copy

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? […]


Feb-brrrr-uary

Sassy

Well into February it is.  Once we get out of this ‘minus teens’ phase I’m sure it’ll be great.  For now here’s someone cute, sassy and neutral to keep the spirits up.


Christmas Commissions

Ryan-kids

Hello!  Sorry for the radio silence there – I’ve been slowing down with everything lately as part of my New Year’s resolutions.  That included creating and posting to the blog – but I’m feeling better for it! This was a private Christmas commission I did in December – the mom of a friend of mine. […]