Posts Tagged ‘yyc blogs’

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 […]


1st Urban Sketchers Calgary meetup

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Back in July I joined up with a few other people for our first Calgary Urban Sketchers meetup!  It was fantastic.  I stumbled onto the community about a year ago and wondered how I could have possibly missed out on it all this time.  Calgary didn’t have a group set up at that time, and […]


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 […]


Birds and BABIES

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  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 […]


New Year, New Hashtag: #DBSLdrawsYYC

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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?

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  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 […]


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…

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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.

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  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 […]


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 […]


Babies, babies, babies

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  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 […]


YYC Vitality Awards 2014

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  Okay! As promised, I’m sharing a few of the sketches I did for the Downtown Calgary Association this year.  I really want to keep working on rendering architectural features and working with the Downtown Association was the perfect opportunity for me.  There are still (always) areas I would like to continue to improve in, […]


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 Forward

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Hello all!  My apologies for recent absenteeism.  I’ve got a few things on the plate right now! I am very excited to say that I will be working with the Downtown Calgary Association for the second year in a row on their Vitality Awards! At the moment my desk is absolutely covered with sketches, watercolour […]


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? […]


Capoeira Kiddos

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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 […]


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.


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 […]


oh hey Friday!

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No real story to go along with this lovely lady – I just liked her pose and her dress and her cute little hat!  And so she made it onto paper.  Happy weekend!