Tuesday, January 31, 2012


January 26 outfit. I wore a Hollister white tee with my wide-leg dark blue jeans. I like these jeans because you have to look at them closely to see that they are jeans. Great for work.
That evening we had PTA/Open House at my daughters high school. I put on my dark blue dress with stripes over jeans & tee. Whenever I wear this dress I'm using it as a jacket, most people ask me what is it? To me its whatever I want t to be. That is how fashion goes if you can pull it off. You just have to have confidence when you do your own thing.

Monday, January 30, 2012

CED - New Journal - WHAT TO WEAR?

I've been thinking a lot about my fashion sense, wardrobe, and clothes clutter. Do I have enough in my wardrobe to stay stylish? Do I have too much of everything, because my closets are jammed pack. I decided to start yet another new journal. WHAT TO WEAR - an illustrated journal of what I wore and to where. Hopefully this will help me to stay mindful I what I already have and what I don't need.
This is what I wore January 24. A baby blue wrap cotton shirt that ties in the back. Old Navy crop pants, low heel black boots. I wore this to work and an unscheduled meeting that I was hoping to get at the school board. The meeting didn't happened I was told to come back Wednesday. I did however visit the Lead Nurse she said she loved my boots. I didn't illustrate my bag. I carried this Pelle Wilson Leather Bag. I ran out of time to change it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

CED: New Designer that I fav

I recently came across a designer that is new to me. I love her clothes. Her designs are also sold in my new favorite store Anthropolgie. Her name is Orla Kiely. I decided to do a few illustrations of her clothing. The hemlines would have to be lower though:)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sisters but not Twins

When I was a teenager my younger sister and I looked alike but I was 2 years older. We would dress alike and tell everyone we were twins. We would get such laugh when people believed us.
My daughters hate dressing alike, which was something I could get away with when they were younger but now that they are teens they don't even want to have the same jeans.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CED: New from my sketchbook

 So starting out the new year I am always inspired. But how do you keep that inspiration going? I decided to add a few quotes to my blue and white collection from my sketchbook.
 You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you lost a friend

When you're struggling with something look at the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, its just as hard as what you're goimg through.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CED- New Froggy Photos

As my inspiration I did something new. I turned my husband and I into frogs. This illustration is from a photo of us on vacation in Cololnial Williamsburg,  Virginia.
This was a mommy vacation. My children didn't want to admit that it was fun. We stayed for a whole week. I had fun turning us into frogs. Although the husband froggy looks like he's being dragged along, my husband was actually smiling.
 I thought about adding more color but I think the frogs stand out better.

Monday, January 2, 2012

CED 2012: New

I'm excited about all of the hopes that a New Year brings. 2011 was good and my prayers is that 2011 will be better. This year I hope to post more in CED so this is my very first post. I'm starting off the year with a new moleskine. I plan to continue with my "Face" illustrations, I also started a new series at the end of 2011 called  "Froggy Chronicles" they make me laugh.

This is my 1st face, I'm still working on my fear of coloring directly into my sketchbooks, but as you can see I did add color. I even did the face in watercolor. Yeah Me! I currently read "It's Not Easy Being Green and Other Things to Consider by Jim Henson and he says that Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling. Sometimes we all forget this when life gets so hectic, so lets try to hold on to these thoughts in this New Year.

Books Read 2011

    52/ 50
I started out wanting to read 60 books but by September I realized I wouldn't make it so I reset my goal to 50. I am happy to say I accomplished my goal. I've highlighted my favorites. My goal for 2012 is 65.

  • 52. Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi
  • 51. I before e by Judy Parkinson
  • 50. Fredrick by Leo Lionni
  • 49. Holy Bible
  • 48. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever
  • 47. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
  • 46. Porches by Sweetwater Press
  • 45. Carmen's Rust by Ana Maria del Rio
  • 44. Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice
  • 43. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • 42. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • 41. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • 40. Fashion Kitty and the Unlikely Hero by Charise Mericle Harper
  • 39. Between the Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • 38. Mice by Gordan Reece
  • 37. One Day by David Nichols
  • 36. The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma Lanes
  • 35. An Elk Dropped In by Andrea Steinhofel
  • 34. The Ugly Kids by Renee Adams
  • 33. 7 Life Lessons from Noah's Ark by Michael Levine
  • 32. Modigliani and His Models by Royal Academy of Arts
  • 31. Chaos (The Lost Books #4) by Ted Dekkar
  • 30. Renegade (The Lost Books #3) by Ted Dekkar
  • 29. Infidel (The Lost Books #2) by Ted Dekkar
  • 28. Chosen (The Lost Books #1) by Ted Dekkar
  • 27. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jaime Ford
  • 26. the Help byKathryn Stockett
  • 25.Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • 24. Everfound by Neal Shusterman
  • 23. Everwild by Neal Shusterman
  • 22. Everlost by Neal Shusterman
  • 21. A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
  • 20. Long for This World by Sonya Chung
  • 19. Step by Wicked Step by Anne Fine
  • 18. Blood Kin by Ceridwen Dovey
  • 17. Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
  • 16. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama
  • 15. The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
  • 14. Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton
  • 13. Life Mask by Emma Donoghue
  • 12. Murder on Lexington Avenue by Victoria Thompson
  • 11. The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • 10. Dear James: Letters to a Young Illustrator by R.O. Blechman
  • 9. Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas
  • 8. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  • 7. The Dark Lantern by Gerri Brightwell
  • 6. The Man Who Made List by Joshua Kendall
  • 5. What Is This Thing Called Love by Gene Wilder
  • 4. Elizabeth Peyton by Matthew Higgs
  • 3. A Mapmaker's Dream by James Cowan
  • 2. Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub
  • 1. The Honest-to-Goodness Truth by Patricia McKissack