With spring on my mind I thought I might as well sketch something I’d like to wear. I don’t wear dresses often, but if I did I’d want this one. The Betsy dress from Heidi Merrick’s Summer 2009 collection.
Taking the advice of cartoonist R. Crumb – “Draw from life as much as possible. That’s where you’ll really learn things. And learn to express your real, personal feelings. Don’t worry about creating masterpieces or only drawing pretty things. Look for the commonplace, unnoticed details of everyday reality. To draw from life is to learn about life. But, you know, you need to be compelled by some inner need to fill in the blank page. It’s gotta come from inside.” An Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory
Clean Mid Century meets a bit of Bohemian Chic
My style diagnosis given by interior designer Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove. I sent her the five images above and here’s how she describes my picks.
The bones of these spaces are the key to making them what they are. Great walls, ceilings and floors are a must. Furniture and textiles dress up these spaces perfectly. Shapes and colors are done well with lots of personality but not losing well thought out design.
After I sketched this drawing of my youngest I had to laugh, he looks like a mini Bob Dylan and years older than his 4.5 yrs. He has my crazy curls, but as a blonde.
I find it beneficial to take a break from these but the moment I’m back in production mode I feel like I’m producing works that I’m enjoying even more than the last. This set of designs seems to be rolling out quite nicely. I’ll hit my 100th collage/art-o-mat piece when this set is done. Hard to believe I’ve produced one hundred of anything.
My one and only sketch during our week long spring break trip. I whipped out my sketchbook to sketch the gal across the aisle as our plane descended into San Diego. My kids were sitting next to me chattering away, needless to say this felt a bit rushed. I’ll have to go back and sketch a few images from our photos.