My Daily Uniform

Daily_uniform_simpleBeca of Tumbleweeds Handcraft posted a fun little challenge on instagram last week. It was to show your favorite “go to” outfit, it could be drawn, photographed or anything else you could think of. It was purely for fun, so I thought “why not try!”. I loved the little sketches so much, i wanted to share them on here…

My “go to” outfit has pretty much been the same for YEARS! The colors and shapes may change a bit, but the overall look is the same.

  • A comfy cardigan over a tank top, or sometimes a girls tshirt with something nerdy on it.
  • A pair of levis, usually cuffed wide a few inches above my ankles. I do this even in the winter.
  • In the summer it’s a pair of no show socks, in the winter it’s usually a pair of striped or polka dotted high socks.
  • As for shoes, I prefer New Balance 574′s. I also own a bunch of Van’s classics (slip-on’s and laced up) but I always go back to the 574′s. Currently I have a hunter green pair and my mom got me a pair of bright pink ones for xmas (I’m trying out bright colors this year).
  • I have a few purses, but the one that gets the most use is my Fossil Satchel.
  • Glasses. I always have glasses on, my newest pair are oversized maroon Ray-Bans.

I also wear dresses, boots and pretty shoes, but the above items are 100% my go to favorite things. They are comfortable and not too constraining. What are your favorite pieces of clothing?

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#AnimalDoodleADay – the Second Set

So I’m back to share another set of the #animaldoodleaday challenge that I have been trying out on Instagram! (you can read more about it in last weeks post)

animaldoodleaday_week2_001 animaldoodleaday_week2_002 animaldoodleaday_week2_003 animaldoodleaday_week2_004 animaldoodleaday_week2_005 animaldoodleaday_week2_006I have a few projects coming up using some of these little drawings! I will obviously share them. I also had someone suggest a coloring book, which sounds pretty neat to me, so i may try that out too. All I know is I love drawing again, and that’s all that matters. Who cares if its good or bad!

 

#AnimalDoodleADay – the First Set

Instagram is still one of my absolute favorite social networking sites right now, there is so much going on. Which is weird to say since its just a bunch of square photos that you can scroll through and like or comment on. That being said, it has been one of the things that has kept me going this past year and helps inspire me non stop! I have met some super great people that also inspire me. It has also been a great platform to help me grow as a crafter, artist and person. I constantly feel the need to try something new, post it and hear peoples thoughts on it. Instant feedback! One of my favorite things the internet/smart phones has given us.

Anyway, now onto what the doodles below are all about…

A new friend I have met through IG, Lindsay of Em & Sprout (she makes super duper cute prints, clothes and accessories) has set up a daily doodle challenge. #animaldoodleaday . She put together a list of 31 different animals to doodle (I struggle saying draw, because I’m not sure where my art belongs. A rant for another day). One animal for each day of the month. I don’t normally take part in these type of challenges, but I’ve been feeling stuck lately and I did buy myself some new pens last month, so “why not?”.

Every night before bed, I sit down with a pencil and a brush pen and I quickly draw that days animal. I try not to put too much thought into each one, because if I did, I’d psych myself out. I guess I’m a nervous artist.

I’m falling in love with the process of art all over again. Apparently it was the right time to jump back in, and ignore my worst critic… me. To help with my “art anxiety” I am going to post some of my pieces each week for the next four weeks. They aren’t in any particular order, I just put them together in a way that was pleasing to my eye.

So here goes…

animaldoodleaday_week1_003animaldoodleaday_week1_001 animaldoodleaday_week1_002animaldoodleaday_week1_005animaldoodleaday_week1_004I am nowhere near a perfect artist, but I feel like sharing everything I do will help my anxiety and confidence. Maybe. Haha. One nice thing that has come out of this exercise is I’m opening my mind up to a lot of options. I want to create again, I’m not feeling AS lost.

Am I the only one who gets nervous about sharing the stuff they draw?