Friday, August 15, 2014

Day 105 - Happy Birthday

So one of the many perks of living on the west coast is waking up to a bunch text messages and Facebook posts from friends and family in the time zones to the east. When we think of birthdays we imagine cake, candles and gifts....all good things...hint hint. :)  However, what I am present to this morning is how lucky I am to be blessed with wonderful people in my life. And this gift continues to give as I make amazing new friends here in Portland. I am so happy...thank you all!

So today I offer a sketch in two shades of  green, "my signature color".  Off-the-shoulder Merino wool top and a satin-lined, wool plaid wrap-skirt...Happy Birthday to me indeed!   

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day 104 - Love and Inspiration

Sometimes we can't see who we are to world because of the way we see ourselves. This blindness to our contribution has a certain poetic beauty all it's own.

Silk jersey boat neck top paired with a silk charmeuse skirt.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Day 103 - Heatwave

Well it's August and it's hot outside! What is it about summertime that makes us love it so...heat and all? I think for myself it is the nostalgia. Remembering the summers of my youth when we'd play from dawn till dusk. The days were long and warm and we couldn't wait to get out and explore the world, even if it said universe was confined to our was an adventure and we were along for the ride.

So it's my pledge to embrace this heat and allow it to transport me back to a time when life was simple and fun. Two things I bet we could all use a bit more of...who's up for that ride?

A retro inspired Lycra suit seems perfect.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Day 102....Sorta a/k/a Clean Slate

I think it is perfectly acceptable to wipe the slate clean and start again from time to time. Those if you following know that I have dropped the ball on posting here daily. I made a promise to myself to create a new sketch and entry every day for a year...hence the name of the blog. Well as it often does, life has become very busy this month. My "story" is that it became to hard to post everyday. Then I became a few days behind...then a week...then two and three. I made myself wrong for falling behind and started to stress. I kept thinking, I'll just catch up and one night go and post all the entries and back date them....seriously. Like I was gonna fool one of you even care in the first place. Aren't we funny, we are so concerned with "looking good" that we fail to notice that most people aren't even watching in the first place!  

I got so concerned with making sure I got it done and did it right that I lost sight of the most important thing...I started this blog because it was fun! So, in the spirit complete honesty and full disclosure...I'm gonna start over...sorta. I missed some days and that's ok...I'm hitting the "control-alt-delete" of life and rebooting the blog. I urge you all to do the same from time to time. Don't let the fun parts become chores...and if the do...wipe em clean and start again.

I offer an uncolored sketch of embroidered silk shantung, with gilded feathers and acres of dramatic...damn that's fun!