Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BIg-Headed Blast from the Past

(Blouse, necklace- Anthropologie, Jeans- AG, Cami- Old Navy, Shoes- Kenneth Cole Reaction)

Just for old times sake I thought I would draw myself as I used to. Though clearly I've been drawing my stylized stuff for too long as I'm hopeless with proportions!

Spring has officially arrived in Vancouver. It's absolutely AMAZING! Bring on the flats and the ankle length jeans! Even more exciting- the realization I had today that soon I will get to see little fuzzy yellow ducklings on my evening walks. Sigh, it's good to be home.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

February Light Coats

(Shirt, Scarf, Jeans, coat- Anthropologie, Boots- Arnold Churgin Calgary)

I was so happy to wear this t-shirt thin coat on the last day of February. This really is one of the things I missed most about the West Coast, Spring in February! 

Just to really make myself realize how lovely it is to be back in the land of year-round-green, I have travelled back to Saskatoon. Thankfully I missed the -51 C day, but, now that I have my West Coast legs back, -15 C feels dreadful enough! I'll keep dreaming of my flats for another week...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sweatshirts are the New Black

(Scarf, Green Sweater and vest- Gap, 
Floral sweatshirt and booties- Anthropologie, Jeans- Level 99)

How weird it is to draw something NOT for a project! This was an outfit I wore last week to the movies. I have to say, whoever decided to make sweatshirts cute AND in style deserves a Thank You note. Really, top notch decision style makers! It's about time they found a way to take the guilt out of comfy clothes. Genius. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Truth is...

Hi again. How many times can I come crawling back to my woefully neglected blog in the hopes that you might forgive me? Only time will tell...

Truth is, I've been spending my last few months doing nothing but drawing clothes! I've just finished up Edie's Ensembles, due out this fall. It's a picture book starring these two, Andrew the chickadee and Edie the fawn. Edie loves clothes a little too much and her need for the attention style brings her gets a bit out of hand. She doesn't do anything as audacious as starting her own style blog, but she does get rather carried away with fashion. I can't imagine doing that... (a braver woman would insert photos of herself during her studded collar/ spray painted army boots days, but I am not a brave woman.)

Anyway, I'm going to try to get back into the posting swing of things. Maybe that will be incentive to stop wearing lounge pants CONSTANTLY!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Stylish Gopher

(Sweater- J Crew Factory, Shirt, Booties- Anthropologie, Black Jeans- Level 99)

I recently went to visit schools in Toronto, which is great fun, but I have yet to return from a trip like that without being laid up for at least 10 days with a nasty virus. I've spent the last 18 days and counting, voiceless and coughing my lungs up. I'm not trying to make excuses for my lack of posts but how many of you would feel like drawing when suffering consumptive like symptoms?

In any case, today I've chosen a gopher (or Richardson Ground Squirrel if you want to be specific, wink, wink those of you on the prairies) to wear my outfit. I croaked my way through the Vancouver International Writer's Festival this past week, which gave me an excuse to get out of my PJ's. 

Hopefully more excuses to wear real clothes will come soon...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Catwoman as a Fox

(T-Shirt- Old Navy, Jeans- AG, Blazer- Aritzia, 
Purse/ Scarf- Anthropologie, Shoes- Rebecca Minkoff)

I recently got a Catwoman t-shirt. How it took this long to get one of my favourite characters and an apt name for a crazy cat lady like me on a shirt is beyond me. As you can see I'm still working with the fox idea. Does anyone have any suggestions for another animal character? 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Digital Era

(On her- Top, purse, necklace, belt- Anthropologie, Skirt-J Crew, Oxfords- Joseph Campbell)

Here's another version of my possible characters. It's about a little girl and her best friend Andrew. They love to play dress up together until her obsession gets out of hand. Gee, wonder who that's about...

On another note, you may have noticed that I've entered the digital era. It's still a work in progress as I figure out how to wield the digital paint brush in a manner similar to the actual one that I have been using for years, but I'll keep practising. In the meantime, I'll keep subjecting you to my trials.

Again, if you have a preference of characters let me know...