For Art Appreciation

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      Good morning! For today's art appreciation, we are going to look at two little drawing I did a couple of years ago. They are so old in fact, that the sharpie I used on one has faded to red from lift exposure. So weird! Anyways, they are titles "Les Etoiles" which is French for the stars, and "La Lune" which is French for the moon.  

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      I used pen for the first one, and love the daintiness of the stars. I had thought about doing a particular constellation, but just ended up doing a random pattern instead. 

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     See the red! That was all black at first, but I guess the sharpie faded so much that it brought it down to the red tones in the ink. I still love it though, mostly because I've always loved crescent moons. It reminds me of the Cheshire Cats smile from Alice in Wonderland.  

      Thanks for reading, and have a great Sunday!

For Art Appreciation

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     Hi there! This mornings art appreciation piece is a print Kristen made a while back. It's one of my favorites, mostly because it features a buffalo (one of my favorite animals) and blush pink tones, which as you all know, is one of my favorite colors.

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      It's a graphic design piece, made on the computer as opposed to being drawn out. I love the graphic shapes that process created, with the color blocking of the mountains and the buffalo. It gives the subjects a nice texture.  Thanks for reading! What do you think of the print?? Have a great Sunday! 

For Art Appreciation

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    Good morning! This week's art apprectation is a throwback to a watercolor print I did a couple of years ago. I made it not long after I had Bailey, ya know, when emotions are still high. 

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     I love the sentiment, and it's a true one. You realize it, after having a baby, how little "stuff" actually matters. It's cheesy, but real! 

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      This was a time I was discovering Rifle Paper Co., and pretty folky florals. I still love them, and painting them makes me smile. Now go capture those moments people, and have a great day of rest too! 

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     Hi there! This mornings lettering is a quote from Walden. I thought it appropriate since we are finishing up the book, and since it's a great creative reminder to have around! 

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      Never forget that your mind is your greatest asset, and if given free reign, can imagine anything. Sometimes artists go through creative blocks, and you just have to remember to just let your mind wander and the block will fix itself. Thanks for reading, and have an awesome Saturday! 

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      Good morning! Today's lettering is a quote from the fictional Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope. She's my spirit animal and she can do no wrong! 

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      Honestly though, I love this quote because it's me at this point in my life. It didn't used to be, but being a mom changes things! "Jammin' on my planner" is one of my favorite things to do now, getting my priorities all lined up and organized. The struggle is real, but that doesn't mean it's not fun! Thanks for representing the "boring" people, Leslie Knope! 

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     Hello! This week's art appreciation subject is a card I picked up from Rifle Paper Co. For Baileys room! The floral illustrations are so pretty, and the message is ideal.  

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      I love the use of gold script for the font. It makes it seem more "fall", whereas using white or silver would've given it more spring vibes. Fall means all things cozy, and we try to achieve that year-round.  

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      This card was part of a collaboration between Lauren Conrad's collection Paper Crown and Rifle Paper Co., and they also made a line of clothing with the same floral print seen here. While I didn't get my hands on the pretty dresses, I did snag this card, and for that I consider myself lucky. Thanks for reading, see you Monday! 

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     Hello! For today's art appreciation, we have a card from Mary Meyer. If you haven't noticed, I buy pretty cards and then don't use them for their intended purpose. I'll typically hang them up as a print, because they're too pretty not to!  

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      Kristen actually picked this up for me in New York when she visited. She and I have really similar tastes in design, so she always gets me stuff that I love. 

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    Another cute logo! Sometimes people don't realize how important their logo is to what their brand is trying to say, but designers and illustrators obsess over it. I hand lettered mine and it fits with my brand because it's my own personal handwriting. Aesthetic is a big factor in having a brand identity, and a simple one, like Mary Meyer's, is always a good choice. Thanks for reading, and have a great Monday off tomorrow!!

Art Appreciation

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    Hi there! I've been itching to share more artwork I'm in love with on the blog, and today seemed like a perfect day to start. Each Sunday, I'll share a print, card, or piece of art I've purchased, along with what I think is so great about them. I studied a little art history at Mizzou, and it made me smitten with looking at art. Any style and form, doesn't matter, I always find some way to like most things. 

    Today's prints are actually a set of post cards from Idle Wild Co. that I purchased about a year ago. I use them as decor, but I think the next time I send a card, I'll send one of those instead, just for kicks! If you haven't heard, I'm obsessed with desert plants. Not sure why, but I'll buy anything involving them usually. The color pallete of these prints are also spot on with my own personal pallete, so it's probably fate that I bought them. If you're in Columbia, pick up some other cute Idle Wild Co. prints at Poppy, or head to Idle Wild Co.'s site for their full range of pretty illustrations and cards! Have a great Sunday!

For Lettering

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      Hi there! Today's lettering is a quote from one of my favorite movies, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I think it portrays the feeling all teenagers and young adults are seeking perfectly; why they are sometimes "young and restless". I played around with my brush pen and ink for the lettering. I had used it for watercolors before, but had never filled it with ink! Thanks for reading, and have a good weekend. 

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      This week's lettering is inspired by my continuing goal to stay authentic on this blog and the projects I work on in general. I always ask myself, do I actually want to do this or that, and if the answer is no, I nix it. Just because I like an idea doesn't mean I actually want to do it, so I always try to keep that in mind when I get excited about something. I found the quote on Pinterest when I was creating a new quotes board, and it really resonated with how I feel about social media and living authentically. Thanks for reading, and have an excellent weekend!