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A Skinny Sketchbook

A Skinny Sketchbook

I think it’s really true that it’s important to draw everyday and I usually have a small sketchbook in my purse to draw on the subway. One of my current ones is the Moleskin Pocket Watercolor Album, which gives me different dimensions than I am used […]

Sketchbook Backgrounds

Sketchbook Backgrounds

I love having a background already in my sketchbook so I’m not faced with a blank page. I like to collect interesting papers to glue in here and there. It also makes the pages thicker so they can handle more ink. I’ve found a lot […]

Roses!

Roses!

I started drawing some roses for a pattern and my lovely roommate made me some rose tea! The roses were even the same color. It was nice to experience them with all 5 senses.  

F.I.T. Here I Come

F.I.T. Here I Come

I can’t wait to begin my classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I’ve always looked through their Continuing Education course catalogue and found so many interesting classes. They are very reasonably priced and run at a pretty convenient schedule. I’ll be taking classes on […]

What a Strange and Wonderful Plant!

What a Strange and Wonderful Plant!

  Such a good sport! I used to babysit her and now she’s a full grown adult, an awesome friend and a capable art assistant! Life goes by so fast!   Came upon this strange and wonderful plant in the cemetery, wouldn’t it make a […]

Adobe Certification – Not a bad thing to do I think

Adobe Certification – Not a bad thing to do I think

I just took the Adobe Expert Certification for Adobe Illustrator and it was a good experience, but not quite what I expected. Generally, I have always been an excellent test taker and have never really studied for a test (do remember, I also went to […]

Breezy Village Skirt

Breezy Village Skirt

I made this skirt a few months ago in anticipation of the breezy summer weather. This is some incredible 60’s or 70’s vintage fabric that I got from Ebay. It’s a border print with a little illustrated village along the bottom. It’s a poly knit, […]

Deer Dress

Deer Dress

I found this fabric at my favorite place, Loraine’s in Pawtucket, RI for $1.99 a yard and in 2 colors no less! I had to buy both and wanted to incorporate both into one garment. I sometimes fall prey to this type of situation, where […]

Green Flower Skirt

Green Flower Skirt

This has become one of my favorite patterns. It’s a vintage pencil skirt pattern with side darts instead of seams. This brocade fabric was leftover from another project. I liked the wrong side of the fabric as much as the right side so I decided […]

Parrot Party Skirt

Parrot Party Skirt

I made this skirt from a scarf I bought at H&M. I absolutely loved the fabric design on the scarf but I didn’t really wear lightweight scarves like that very often and It was a shame that the parrots couldn’t really be seen with the […]